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"War On Drugs" Nixonian Prohibition is just Throwing Good Tax Dollar$ After Bad.
July 11, 2014
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Dawson asked me to open this forum because he had just sent a letter to President Obama via his The White House web site.

July 11, 2014
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I had to cut/revise this down by 456 characters to fit The White House web site limit. The original letter will also be posted.
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Mr. President,

One of the easiest things you could do to establish your lasting legacy is simply to get the Heads of the FDA & DEA to honestly review the CSA Schedules compared to President Nixon's 1970's "War on Drugs" modern day Prohibition.

It is time to face the fact that we have been throwing good tax payer dollars after bad with this modern day CSA Scheduling Prohibition that even has States claiming Hemp is too much like marijuana to keep our farmers from growing it as a most useful crop and then the States loosing these tax revenues all throughout the production-to-manufacturer-to-consumer economy.

Archaic CSA scheduling regulations that have turned many otherwise normal citizens into non-violent Felons (who can no longer vote...which I believe was Richard Nixon's real intent with his War on Drugs in the first place...to eliminate a lot of young and ethnic citizens from ever voting against him or his ethos ever again).

We have been throwing good tax payer dollars after bad Policing up the modern day Prohibition, and over burdening our whole Criminal Justice System of Courts and jails. Not to mention the corruption and graft a black market breeds. Citizens also Vote with their dollars by what they wish to purchase whether illegal or in a free market. End the CSA scheduling Prohibitions and you save the States billions in Criminal Justice System wasted tax dollars, plus establish a new non-black market economy for the States to make new tax revenues from. Why have another Police office injured on the job by an archaic regulatory schedule that History is already in the process of rolling over. Roll over the FDA & the DEA and the CSA to common sense already.

We need to treat the drug addict the same as the alcoholic with substance abuse treatment and education and not throw them in with truly sociopathic and psychopathic criminals in the human zoos we term prisons where they may learn the Tradecraft of the serious criminal.

Also by getting your Heads of the FDA & DEA to honestly review the CSA schedules, it would take a lot of pressures off of States and their local citizens fighting against the FDA & DEA over the tide of history that shows our citizens want to end Nixon's War on Drugs modern day Prohibition.

Haven't we learned anything from the History of the 18th & 21st Amendments we seemed to have been Doomed to repeat only in a Nixonian regulatory scheduling disguise?

July 11, 2014
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My full original letter to President Obama:

Mr. President,

One of the easiest things you could do to establish your lasting legacy is simply to get the Heads of the FDA & DEA to honestly review the CSA Schedules compared to President Nixon's 1970's "War on Drugs" modern day Prohibition.

It is time to face the fact that we have been throwing good tax payer dollars after bad with this modern day CSA Scheduling Prohibition that even has States claiming Hemp is too much like marijuana to keep our farmers from growing it as a most useful crop and then the States loosing these tax revenues all throughout the production-to-manufacturer-to-consumer economy.

All because of some archaic Nixonian CSA scheduling "regulations.".

Archaic CSA scheduling regulations that have turned many otherwise normal citizens into non-violent Felons (who can no longer vote...which I believe was Richard Nixon's real intent with his War on Drugs in the first place...to eliminate a lot of young and ethnic citizens from ever voting against him or his ethos ever again).

We have been throwing good tax payer dollars after bad Policing up the modern day Prohibition, and over burdening our whole Criminal Justice System of Courts and jails. Not to mention the corruption and graft a black market breeds. Citizens also Vote with their dollars by what they wish to purchase whether illegal or in a free market. End the CSA scheduling Prohibitions and you save the States billions in Criminal Justice System wasted tax dollars, plus establish a new non-black market economy for the States to make new tax revenues from. Why have another Police office injured on the job by an archaic regulatory schedule that History is already in the process of rolling over. Roll over the FDA & the DEA and the CSA to common sense already.

We need to treat the drug addict the same as the alcoholic with substance abuse treatment and education and not throw them in with truly sociopathic and psychopathic criminals in the human zoos we term prisons where they may learn the Tradecraft of the serious criminal.

Also by getting your Heads of the FDA & DEA to honestly review the CSA schedules, it would take a lot of pressures off of States and their local citizens fighting against the FDA & DEA over the tide of history that shows our citizens want to end Nixon's War on Drugs modern day Prohibition.

Haven't we learned anything from the History of the 18th & 21st Amendments we seemed to have been Doomed to repeat only in a Nixonian regulatory scheduling disguise?

This War on Drugs has gone so high-and-to-the-right that They took away my cheap OTC (Over The Counter) Actifed that worked graet for my sinus headaches, much better than the Big Pharma still-under-patent (if you get my drift) expensive prescription drugs. They said They were taking away my inexpensive OTC sinus pill because somebody else "might" use it in the "criminal activity" of making Meth. Does this mean we should also take away honest citizens' cars because somebody else "might" use a car in the "criminal activity" of robbing a bank? It's the same logic. Except cars are not taking OTC money away from Big Pharma's patents charge-as-much-as-they-can-get-away-with drugs.

I want my OTC Actifed back and not have to take the expensive prescription pills the VA Hospital then must give me. Arrest the criminals actually committing the crimes, do not restrict the Constitutional Rights of the honest citizens in the name of the archaic Nixonian War on Drugs.

July 11, 2014
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While I was on military Active Duty Medical Hold for injuries suffered while on Homeland Security they gave us jobs around the base to keep us busy so we felt productive and useful instead of just lying around the barracks waiting on our next doctor's appointment. I was assigned to work with a Pharmacist, a Major, at a branch pharmacy. And, as usual, I asked a few questions about the legal Drug Pushers.

So recently I did a little research on who got this OTC (Over The Counter) cheap sinus medicine taken off the Dollar Store shelves and put behind the real pharmacy counters where you must sign for it like a narcotic, plus they get to charge a whole hell of a lot more for it. Then, now, we can't get it at all.

By the way, this newly "War on Drugs," designated Evil, Actifed was included in the standard medical kit aboard the Apollo Space missions, and was used when crew members developed head cold symptoms. When Actifed was made available over-the-counter, former astronauts from the Apollo missions appeared in commercials promoting the product.

Two of my military service-related disability injuries (of several) are head injuries around the sinus areas. And whenever we get a Low Pressure area on top of us (I can feel if it is going to rain from my sinuses) I get from moderate to awful sinus headaches.

I used to just be able to pop a cheap white OTC Actifed pill (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 60 mg as the nasal decongestant and triprolidine hydrochloride 2.5 mg as the antihistamine) and my headache went away for the duration of the Low Pressure. And the cheap little OTC pills also worked great for me during the cold & flu season. Some people complained the triprolidine HCL made them sleepy and so only took the cheap red OTC Pseudofed pills.

This was an inexpensive OTC pill that worked where you could buy like 10 in a blister pack box for a $1.00 at the Dollar Stores. And we citizens had been buying them that way for years.

Then one day I went into Walmart and noticed they were selling Actifed in bottles of 100 with a whole counter full of bottles. No blister packs, just open a bottle and easily pour out 100 Walmart pills. At that time I didn't yet know people were using Actifed in their home-kitchen Meth labs. But looking back I bet they were buying them at Walmart (and Walmart knew this and was stocking for it to sell it to them).

It made no sense to me that they took a fairly safe OTC pill (when used as directed, of course) and suddenly took it off the shelves of the Dollar Stores and then put it behind the pharmacy counter and were charging you 500% more for the same item and suddenly making you sign for something, we had been buying for years OTC, now like a prescription controlled substance.

So I did some digging around and found out the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Company's man in their pocket was the then Governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack, who started this campaign against honest citizens right to purchase OTC Actifed (and any OTC product containing pseudoephedrine).

Tom Vilsack is the former chair of the Governor's Biotechnology Partnership and was named Governor of the Year by the industry lobbying group, the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Vilsack has repeatedly shown a preference for large industrial farms and GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) crops over smaller Family farmers and organic crops. In 2005 he originated the seed pre-emption bill that effectively blocked local communities from regulating where GMO crops could be grown.

And for being in the GMO Industries pockets Vilsack was rewarded by being appointed as the United States Secretary of Agriculture. And recently Vilsack came out publicly defending adding "pink slime" to your ground beef ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_slime ).

Tom Vilsack has already also shown an inclination to want to run for President as a Republican-lite Corporate Democrat. He is Monsanto's Boy!
It was the Big Pharma companies that wanted cheap well-working Actifed off the shelves so you would be forced to buy their other more expensive products.

Anybody can go to the same old places where they used to buy Meth (before Actifed was taken out of the Dollar Stores) and still buy Meth there today. What does that tell you. People are still getting their ingredients for their Meth Labs without buying Actifed off the shelf.. Seems like they still bust one Meth lab a week around here on the local News.

Although, yes I did mind the bump up in price and now having to sign up with Big Brother like I was buying a narcotic just to get my sinus pills, that was mainly an inconvenience. But now most of the pharmacies around here have quit carrying them altogether and I'm stuck buying other meds that may not be a safe (say to your liver) and don't work as well, at all, and you have to take them more often.

But what really bothered me when I brought up the subject to the pharmacy employees on why are they taking away the American Rights of the citizen to buy an OTC sinus pill, they would look at me with those sheep eyes and by rote reply that it is important for fighting the War On Drugs. This coming from a "Drug" store mind you. You got that.

You don't take the honest citizen's car away because somebody else "might" use a car in the "criminal activity" of robbing a bank. And they shouldn't take my Actifed away because somebody else "might" use some pseudoephedrine in the "criminal activity" of making Meth. You arrest the bank robber and you arrest the Meth chemist. You don't take away the honest citizens cars or OTC meds (or guns as far as that goes) just because somebody else "might" misuse them.

If that were the case, please take away my Congressmen because some other Congressman "might" get caught taking a corporate bribe.

July 23, 2014
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I just discovered this article thanks to a Tweet. It looks like the FDA's Press Officer Jeff Ventura put the word out that the FDA is going to review the CSA (Controlled Substance Act) regulatory Schedule for at least Medical Marijuana. This was dated June 24th, which beat my letter to the President dated about July 11th by about 17 days.

Of course I'm suggesting the entire CSA Schedules need to be revised and we need to end the entire War On Drugs that has not only been so wasteful of Taxed and Untaxed Dollars but of ruining so many people's lives unnecessarily.

Here's the article:

FDA To Evaluate Marijuana For Potential Reclassification As Less Dangerous Drug

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/....._hp_ref=tw

August 8, 2014
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President Obama responds:

The White House noreply-correspondence@whitehouse.gov via ctqat99a64tp.i-cajxea2.na16.bnc.salesforce.com

Aug 6 (2 days ago)

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The White House, Washington

Dear Dawson:

Thank you for writing, and for providing your thoughtful suggestion. I have heard from many Americans about the threat drugs pose to our communities, and I appreciate your perspective.

Substance abuse affects individuals from all backgrounds, and its debilitating effects often go unaddressed. Too many families are affected by substance use disorders, and the costs to our economy due to drug-related consequences are too high. We have a responsibility to prevent substance abuse, help Americans with substance use disorders obtain treatment, and promote recovery, all while stemming the flow of illicit drugs around the world.

My Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy establishes 5-year goals for reducing drug abuse and its consequences through a comprehensive approach including prevention, treatment, enforcement, and international cooperation. The Strategy is grounded in what science, research, and evidence show are the most effective ways to treat our Nation’s drug problem. As a result, it is guided by three facts: addiction is a disease that can be prevented and treated; people with substance use disorders can recover; and innovative criminal justice reforms can stop the revolving door of drug use, crime, incarceration, and re-arrest.

The most cost-effective way to address the drug challenge is to prevent drug use before it begins. There is overwhelming evidence that drug prevention programs achieve meaningful results with significant long-term cost savings. That is why this Administration’s programs emphasize prevention, especially when it comes to young people. For those Americans already suffering from a substance use disorder, we are working to find ways to intervene early through the public health system and are supporting programs that can divert those who need help to the appropriate type of treatment.

We must also directly combat drug-related crime and trafficking. As part of this effort, my Administration has deployed more personnel, infrastructure, and technology along the Southwest border than ever before to disrupt the illicit trade in drugs, guns, and cash. We have expanded international cooperation with the government of Mexico, which is addressing the threats posed to both of our nations by transnational criminal organizations. To strengthen our efforts to tackle drug crime worldwide, we will continue working with other nations considered major drug transit or illicit drug-producing countries. These measures, as well as innovative criminal justice programs like drug courts here in the United States, will save lives and help protect our communities from the great damage caused by drugs.

Together, we can reduce our country’s demand for illegal drugs. Our communities require solutions that fit their needs, and our parents need accurate information to prepare their children to reject illegal drug use. To learn more about our Nation’s drug control efforts, please visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama

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