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
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!
At some point, we’ll have actual yard signs available in real life, however for now if you’d like to have your own printed, no matter where you live, here are the graphics you can send to your favorite printer: