Skip to comments.Tell Congress to Oppose HR 1528
Posted on 05/12/2005 6:41:16 AM PDT by freepatriot32
We're in the fight of our lives in Washington, DC. High-ranking members of Congress want to take the war on drugs to a whole new level.
They want to increase penalties for every drug offense. They want a mandatory 2-year prison term for anyone who knows someone is selling marijuana on a college campus and fails to report it to the police within 24 hours. They want a mandatory 5-year prison term for someone at a party who passes a marijuana joint to someone who has been enrolled in drug treatment at some point in their life. They want to expand the federal "three strikes and you're out" law to include new offenses, including mandating life imprisonment (with no possibility of parole) for anyone convicted a third time under the RAVE Act.
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These and other horrible provisions are inside Congressman Sensenbrenner's H.R. 1528 entitled "Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005". You helped us derail this bill last year, but now it's back - and it's longer and more draconian.
I'm not going to lie, we're up against the most powerful forces in the federal government. We hope you will continue to stand with us in this massive showdown. Some of you have already taken action in key congressional districts and it's had an impact. Once on the fast track, the bill has stalled in committee. Drug war extremists are regrouping, however, and it's only a matter of time before they strike back. We need to keep the heat on members of Congress to kill this bill.
In short, we're up against Goliath. But, we have tens of thousands of "David's" like you on our side. If we all work together we can put up one hell of a
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Are you serious? Who proposed this bill, Senator J. Stalin?
The should rename the act.
Release child molesters and murderers early act.
Oh, that's good. And then when the prisons get even more overcrowded and they start releasing murderers and rapists to make more room, we'll know whom to come after.
What has happened to my beloved Republican party? The federal govt. has no business in any of this. These are state issues. What has happened to the idea of a smaller federal govt.?
At least the bill has no co-sponsors. I can only hope that other congressmen realize the great fooldom of this particular measure.
Is it a joke?
1984 is now...inform on your neighbor...like a good citizen.
They want a mandatory 5-year prison term for someone at a party who passes a marijuana joint to someone who has been enrolled in drug treatment at some point in their life
That would make all party goers responsible for knowing the personal history of everyone there. nuff said
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The same people who wanted to burn the Brothers Grim because their stories had "magic" in them?
It got compassioned away in our out of control spending bills.
"mandatory 5-year prison term for someone at a party who passes a marijuana joint to someone who has been enrolled in drug treatment at some point in their life."
drypowder: "That would make all party goers responsible for knowing the personal history of everyone there. nuff said"
Moreover, it no longer requires the DEAmen and their faithful pigs to carry drop bags or to set up buys. All they need is one shill set loose at a party in order to make several examples, better known as prisoners. It makes it much easier for them to meet their quotas which are needed to justify their war. This is their bread and butter, they can't afford to lose it, but they need to spend less time on it and this will free time up to defend us from terrorism. Sure, this is terrorism! They wish to instill fear of prosecution and incarceration in order to alter individual consumption of a specific herb. But, all they will succeed in doing is increasing the largest prison population in the world. The violent acts of war perpetrated upon our citizenry by the government are only for show. The DEAmen are wrecking selected lives in a misguided belief that they will alter others actions by making examples. This law will lessen their work and increase the terror.
"When the government fears the people there is liberty;
when the people fear the government there is tyranny."
Insanity is being generous. The issue is making sure that there is a steady stream of "customers" for the prison industrial complex.
Looks like the Repub's are being exposed for the fraud that they are and have been for many years. I figured that out when they rolled over and let Clinton get elected plus rescued his presidency by voting in NAFTA & GATT despite overwhleming public opposition as well as the fact that many Dem's were supporting neither trade pact. After seeing the massive increase in ill. immigration and all the billions spent on them, huge increases in deficit spending, the Iraq debacle (where is that approx. 100 million per month in Iraqui oil revenues going anyway?), etc. it should be obvious they're running a nice con game on the majority of Americans.
I hear ya. (Not all Republicans though, I really think a few like Tom Coburn (I am partial, he is my Senator) Jeff Flake of AZ, and few more I am sure.....are for less government, etc....they are just way outnumbered.
But, where is one to go? I would never vote Democrat, voting third party puts the Democrats in charge....so I guess things will just have to get much worse before more people scream and shout.
Not that I am for drug use but when federal representatives start wasting my dime on maryjane use....they have too much time and too much money on their hands. And that is my money!
1. Sounds like a gold rush for them if the proposed law is effectively enforced.
2. Likewise for the businesses and unions for subcontractors and suppliers (of construction materials).
3. Dramatic expansion of jobs in the human warehousing sector.
4. Substantial increase in illicit drug prices to reflect the opportunity cost as modified by this proposal.
5. Bonanza for lawyers, judges and court employees as well as correctional officials.
6. Interim good luck for homicidal sexual abusers of children since there will be so little prison room for them in the meantime while we await the creation of the new prisons.
1. America and Americans go absolutely broke providing for 10 million or more new prisoners in the neverending crusade to worry ourselves to death over marijuana. (Mind you, I am no fan of mary jane or other free market pharmaceuticals, but I can think of more important expenditures like expanding the armed forces' regular enlistee numbers, acquisition and repair of weaponry, etc., even debt reduction).
Feel free to add more cons. For me, my #1 con is sufficient.
It's also the only way to get the Republicans' attention. Anything else is playing defense, and that's a steadily losing game.
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