My name is Nobody, and I am running to be the next Governor of New Hampshire. This is an official policy statement:
If elected as Governor, I will pardon every single New Hampshire victim of the War on Drugs.
The War on Drugs is a human rights nightmare. It was created by the Nixon administration for the purpose of suppressing two cultures that Nixon considered to be enemies: hippies, and blacks.
In the words of his former domestic policy chief, John Ehrlichman,
“We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,” Ehrlichman said. “We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” CNN
||Nobody, Executive Director, 420 Foundation
||Media and All Concerned
||Assembly to Demand Redress of Grievance
||2019-09-28 @ 4:20PM
||Central Square, Keene, New Hampshire
On Saturday, Sept 28, the 420 Foundation will be hosting a peaceful assembly to demand redress of the grievances of the victims of the drug war, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the 420 Foundation, and its 420 rallies.
We have made a lot of progress in 10 years, but we have a long way left to go. We have gained medical, we have gained decriminalization, we have, most recently, loosened the cruel and pointless constraints on medical marijuana. Most importantly, we have won the hearts and minds of the people but we are not done. We must serve notice that the people will not be satisfied until the crime against humanity that is the “war on drugs” is over and those responsible brought to justice, or at least to peace.
Cannabis users are not disposable people. Whether we use it for medical, spiritual, or recreational purposes, we retain our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, even if we seek that happiness through unapproved chemical means.
Nobody will be speaking about his campaigns for mayor, governor and vice-president.
Also, he will present his plan to win the “war on drugs” by emulating the examples of Portugal and Sweden, and why the fight is taking so long.
Bring your own bud, and some to share!
Though we are safer due to decriminalization, be careful if you have more than 21 grams.
The rally will be Sept 28, at Central Square, Keene, New Hampshire, at 4:20pm.
Nobody in government wants to admit that the War on Drugs is a colossal failure.
I know a bit about addiction and the War on Drugs. I spent 22 years in recovery, counseling addicts. I have been in the cannabis business, and understand how the drug war economy works. I spent a year and a half in jail for cannabis and a psychedelic drug. I watched my wife die due to government meddling in her medical care. I have seen the War on Drugs up close and personal, and I did not like what I saw.
Using opiates is a suicidal gesture. It is something people do because they want to escape their lives. Here are some non-solutions to that problem:
- Isolating people does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Imprisoning people does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Tearing peoples’ families apart does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Banning people from working does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Vilifying people in the media does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Impoverishing people does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Waging a civil war against people does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Kicking peoples’ doors in does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Tapping peoples’ phones does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Brutalizing people does not make them want to be present in their lives.
- Making people into criminals does not make them want to be present in their lives.
There are countries that have solved this problem. Switzerland and Portugal are great examples. And there are countries, like ours, where the government takes sick people and treats them like criminals. It is in the “lock ’em up” countries that the Opiate Epidemic is in full flower. In the (very few) “leave ’em alone” countries, it is waning. This is not to say that we should ignore or tolerate actual crimes committed by addicts. If an addict violates the rights of another, than they should be dealt with just like any other criminal. But they should not be punished for being addicts.
If you care about somebody with a drug problem, Elect Nobody. Because Nobody should persecute your loved one for being an addict.
Here is a TED talk by the author of “Chasing The Scream”:
Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong!
By Johann Hari
Nobody, your humble narrator, was handed a major victory today. Thanks in large part to excellent representation by my Public Defender, Robin Pisan, the State chose to drop three charges against me, one for Disobeying an Officer, one for driving on a suspended registration, and one for driving on a suspended license. I was not guilty of any of these offenses, the first was a case of mistaken identity, and the other two were not violations of the law, because driving on suspended whatever is only a crime when you know your license is suspended — or in legal jargon, the “Knowingly” mental state. In my case, I had not been in Keene, where I live, for months, and thus had not received any mail about my license.
But that does not mean that Justice has prevailed in these cases. Quite the opposite. Massive harm was done to me by the false arrests. It cost me thousands of dollars, and much undue pain and suffering. These arrests should never have been made. These charges should never have been brought. There was never sufficient evidence to make out the elements of the crime. The officers and prosecutors should have known that. They probably did know that. But their habit is to bring those cases they think they can win, even against innocents.
Innocents are regularly coerced into plea deals that put them in jail or prison by prosecutors who threaten them with even more draconian penalties should they dare to exercise their right to due process of law. Where once the Justice system operated by the maxim that it was better for 100 guilty men to go free than for one innocent to be imprisoned, today the Just-Us system strives for the maximum penalty it can extort from its victims, regardless of their guilt or innocence. The prosecutors are judged not on the justice of their discretion, but on the number of victims they can destroy.
This manifest injustice was struck home to me when I was in jail, and a fellow prisoner returned from court. He had been arrested for assault, and claimed self-defense. He did not have money to bail himself out. And the prosecutor had told him “If you plead guilty, you will serve 30 days. If you plead not guilty, you will be held until your trial, which commences in 45 days”. Being acquitted would have resulted in 15 additional days in jail for him. So he took the plea.
Does anybody care about this manifestly unjust system? Nobody cares! And Nobody is going to do something about it!
So join the Cause, and Elect Nobody!
We are ready, now, to start the campaign in earnest, and we need volunteers, money, and above all, visibility!