Sunday, October 28, 2001

Note to the NRA - it's not your guns the "jack booted thugs" want - it's the natural medicine used by cancer patients and others to alleviate pain

Yes, the jack-booted thugs of Asa Hutchinson's Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice raided the Los Angeles Cannabis Buyer's Club, taking pot and plants needed by people suffering from horrific diseases. Once again, Bush has proven he is not compassionate, just really conservative. In the middle of the biggest threat to this nation since WWII, the Bushies decide that the real threat is a bunch of sick people smoking pot to feel better. Even more atrocious is the fact that I searched google, excite news search, the LA Times, and the only news story I could find (besides the club's site, at the Marijuana Policy Project's web site. I originally heard the story on KNX 1070 News Radio in Hollywood.

The jack-booted thugs reference, for those of you who do not remember, comes from an NRA letter that was so disgusting that even former President Bush quit the group over it. The letter ranted that gun control laws that would give "jack-booted government thugs more power to take away our Constitutional rights, break in our doors, seize our guns, destroy our property, and even injure or kill us." Seems it's more important to Republicans to take pot from cancer sufferers than to take guns from dangerous rednecks. After all, chances are someone smoking pot in West Hollywood to help with pain associated with AIDS is not someone who's going to vote for Bush. But some redneck who wants to keep his assault weapon is.

I'm just glad I live in California, where, among some other progressive laws passed, out centrist governor just signed a bill making it mandatory that anyone who buys a handgun has to prove they know how to use it safely. Amazing! You have to take a test to get a liscense to drive, to fly a plane, to drive a truck, but not to use a gun. Now if we could just make it necessary to get a liscense for the most dangerous of all activities: raising children.

For more about the Bush administration's Jihad against medicine the state of California decided was fine, click here. Anybody else wondering what happened to the Republican position of state's rights? Guess the only bring up that crap when it suits their purposes.... Read about the NRA's Jack Booted Thugs letter where they defended the child molesting, religious fanatic terrorist in Waco and compared government agents to Nazis. Seems the real Nazis are the ones in the Bush administration who think AIDS and cancer patients should live their remaining days in agony.

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