In America our elected officials must represent the will of the people. The personal beliefs of those we elect are unimportant. This is what’s called a democratic republic. We, the people, are the country, and if those we elect ignore our needs and wishes, they must be removed from office.
82 percent of the American people support the sale and use of medical marijuana. 61 percent favor recreational marijuana. Attorney General, Jeff “Beauregard” Sessions is opposed to any sale or use of marijuana. Simply put, he doesn’t give a damn about what the American people want. This 75 year old white southern man considers his personal beliefs more important than the will of the American people.
What Sessions does believe is a whites only nation, and increased incarceration of African Americans and Hispanics.
In 2014, the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment was passed. This law prevents the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent individual states “from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.” Sessions is asking congress to repeal the amendment. His plan is to prosecute those who sell and use medical marijuana.
Sessions’ opinions about the use of drugs in America, and principally the use of marijuana, are antiquated, and support the failed policies of government more than 30 years in our ignorant past.
Our government; the president, and both houses of congress, serve at the pleasure of the American people. Any man or woman in Washington who ignores the people and attempts to take actions based upon their own ideas, their own beliefs, must resign or be legally removed from their positions.
“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” Abraham Lincoln
President Lincoln’s words apply to all members of government who chose not to support the will of the majority. But Sessions would deny this right. He stated that “good people don’t smoke marijuana.” I believe that good people don’t wear white sheets and burn crosses.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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