"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
Tim DeChristopher, July 26, 2011
A poll conducted by Elon University during the last week of February, 2013, found that up to 76% of North Carolinians support reforming our state cannabis laws.
It is my opinion that cannabis legalization may be the single most important issue facing our state and our nation today. No other issue addresses health, jobs, climate change, and human rights issues (to name but a few) as does the legalization of cannabis.
“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?’ These are questions that must be asked.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tag Archives: hypocrisy
A Black man is President of the United States while there are more Black people locked up in our prisons than there were slaves in the U.S. in 1850.
US International Socialist Organisation member Brian Jones, speaking at the opening night of Marxism 2013. This snippet from his speech deals with the hypocrisy and current contradictions in US capitalism including the fights by teachers for justice in education. Take a listen, it’s only a little over five minutes long.
… the same government that claims cannabis has no medical value provides cannabis, for medicinal purposes, to several US citizens (at one time fifteen of them), free of charge. There’s no hypocrisy here, none what so ever. Move along citizen.
Cancer research, cannabis prohibition, and the prison industrial complex – it’s all about the money.
I won’t pretend to be educated enough to understand everything in the article excerpted below, but I am smart enough to see the connection between cancer research, cannabis prohibition, and the prison-law enforcement industrial complex. The World Health Organization estimates that the number of women living with breast cancer globally will rise to 15 million by the year 2020 with a significant portion of these patients in advanced stages of the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death … Continue reading