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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Taking Democracy to the Hoop in Indiana - Peaceful Protest
by Richard Clement / The Friends of George Cushingberry Jr.
"Time for a Party with Sparty! Go State!" - Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr.
"Go Green!, Go White!" - KB Stallworth
The recent actions by Lawmakers in Indiana to allow
discrimination based on Sexual preference has created an opportunity to rebuke
the War on Drugs. A
strong legal argument has been created for people who use cannabis as a part of
their religion. Yes discrimination is
wrong and disrespectful to the person being discriminated against. However, the law of unintended consequences
has a silver lining of hope for people who want to put an end to it.
The case People of Guam vs Guerero (GSC Case #CRA99-025)
upheld the right of an individual to use their religious sacrament without
penalty of law. This 2000 decision by the Supreme Court of Guam affirmed the
right of Benny Toves Guerrero to use cannabis as a part of his religious beliefs
with the full protection of the Religious Freedom Act. The starting paragraph from the legal brief
affirms the basis of the decision:
“This is an
appeal of the Superior Court's(Superior Case #CF0001-91) dismissal of an
indictment upon motion of the Defendant, Benny Toves Guerrero. We find that the
criminal statute at issue in this case, as applied to this Defendant,
substantially infringes upon the Defendant's right to the free exercise of his
religion as protected by the United States Constitution and the Organic Act of
Guam. We conclude that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act may be applicable
to Guam. Moreover, we hold that, even if it were not, in circumstances where a
fundamental right is substantially infringed, the government must demonstrate
both that the infringement is justified by a compelling interest and that it is
the least restrictive means of achieving that objective. Therefore, we affirm
the trial court's dismissal of the instant action.”
The Citizens of the City of Detroit, State of Michigan, Michigan State
University fans, Indiana Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws, Rastafarians, along with other organizations and believers, do
not support Discrimination in any weight, shape, or form.
Fans of Michigan State University and citizens who are against selective
treatment shall protest in a peaceful manner by using their religious sacrament
in support of the protests against the true intent of the law to place harmful
treatment of an individual or organization because of their lifestyle. Other
methods include joining the 1st Church of Cannabis for a day while
you are in Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, or East Lansing on Saturday April 4th
for a day. Finding a LGBT or person of a
different race, culture, etc. to worship with this Saturday with their religious
sacrament will send a strong message of disapproval.
The recent action by the State of Indiana affirmed the spiritual belief
that good can come out of evil intent. The will of the people will prevail and
with all of that farmland in Indiana, the farming community will rise up and
grown industrial hemp for economic growth like Michigan. They will also wise up
and make laws decriminalizing the possession and use at a State level and, prod
their buddies of faith in Washington to remove it from the Controlled
Substances List on the Federal level so that President Obama can sign it into
law before he leaves office.
When that happens, anyone who is in incarceration
for cannabis in Indiana and the rest of America will be immediately removed
from Federal, State, County, and Local institutions within 30 seconds after the act
is signed into law. They must vacate the premises in one hour or be issued a
ticket for loitering by a corrections officer.
This action will expunge a criminal record restoring voting rights and, will
have the full effect of a Presidential Pardon.