Friday, December 26, 2008

Ending Our Drug War

Video: William Works to Restore Drug Rights


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This man is the victim of a no-knock warrant who was shot 5 times. I oppose no-knock warrants for drugs. I would end the war on drugs and the kind of black market prohibition produces. They are not important enough to risk that kind of behavior.

According to the Constitution we have drug rights. The war on drugs frequently violates the right to privacy and the right to freedom of speech and religion. Congressional arguments for regulation of interstate economic activity and traffic is abusively stretched through Federal drug crimes for possession of drugs in a single state.

We need a culture educated about drugs by responsible personal choice in a drug-environment. We cannot rely on drug abuse resistance based on drug enforcement. We will take drugs on headfirst to eliminate the stigma and shame of drug addiction and separate it from responsible drug recreation. Who here has had a drink this week? A smoke today? In December 2007 a CIA rendition plane crashed in Mexico while carrying 3.4 tons of cocaine. Recently, Robert Bonner, former head of the CIA, admitted the CIA imported cocaine to help pay for its programs. I will not vote to enforce drug laws as they stand on the books.

See my page on the CIA here.

In December 2007 a CIA rendition plane crashed in Mexico while carrying 3.4 tons of cocaine. Recently, Robert Bonner, former head of the CIA, admitted the CIA imported cocaine to help pay for its programs. Should we raid the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and arrest those responsible for flying these planes and organizing these missions? The CIA makes an estimated $10-100 billion annually on drug trafficking around the world, which is a substantial motivation for continuing the war on drugs. On the other side of the cottage our corporations sell enforcement and surveillance equipment to our police departments and DEA and produce Federal taxpayer funds of about $40 billion every year to fight this war. We should end this practice. I will vote to stop it.

A question asked to the UN Drugs Chief:
"Can you explain why Holland has lower marijuana use despite access being unrestricted?" UN Drugs Chief: "No. I refuse to answer that."

Video: www.Leap.cc speakers for ending drug prohibition


A police officer from Cook County, Illinois, says his home state has built a new prison every year housing drug criminals to the point that they cannot pay for schools, drug treatment, job programs, or healthcare, but they can pay to lock more people up. Michigan pays $2 billion annually for their prisons, and 1/5 of their employees work in corrections.

Our prison system is historically out of control. We are imprisoning 1% of our population, more than any other nation. We build prisons, for a long time the fastest growing industry in America, and staff them from private companies also with taxpayer funded security forces. Prisoners sometimes are contracted to work for corporations, providing an unbalanced incentive.

"There is no a prison on this planet that drugs have not been found in." says Rusty White, speaker for LEAP, who worked in the Department of Corrections starting in 1973. "We've got 40 foot walls, gun towers, every modern technology available to the world. Snitches. No rights, you can strip anybody naked, you can totally tear their house apart, and yet we can't keep it out of a totally controlled environment."

Visit the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition site LEAP.CC and learn why. Jerry Cameron is a law enforcement veteran who has spoken before international audiences, Congress, Parliament, and been published in The Police Chief and magazine about our failed war on drugs. He was a policeman for 17 years and faculty at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida. He will be speaking on the wisdom of ending prohibition on April 5, 2008 at Appalachian State University.

Clarence Aaron was served 3 consecutive life sentences for arranging a crack cocaine deal in 1993. The website linked advocates that his sentence be commuted. This is absurd and a case where the law has superseded love and right progression of society. As a Representative, I would vote to reserve prison and police attention for violent drug offenders and legalize the possession of small quantities of any drug with the recommendation of medical treatment, and legalize drugs considered relatively harmless.

Research published in the British medical journal The Lancet show that alcohol and tobacco are worse than marijuana and ecstacy.

I will introduce legislation to allow our farmers to grow harmless wild hemp in Western Massachusetts. The DEA has law banning growing hemp in America. I will ask them to change their law and work with grassroots campaigns and start petitions to change the Federal laws against hemp and against drugs. This matter is under states' rights so I will challenge Federal jurisdiction here in Massachusetts and in California, Vermont, Maine, or elsewhere.

Legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts will reduce our enforcement costs by $138 million as shown by billboards on Route 495 around Boston. We will unclutter our court systems and reduce our prison population, leaving room in Walpole and our police stations to respond to violent crime. Ending prohibition will de-fund gang activity. Education programs in our schools and the second school shift will work together with drug legalization to reduce gang violence and provide youths with activity focusing on community and learning.

We experience more than 35,000 gun murders every year in America due partially to competition for the black market from this drug war. We arrest 1.5 million people every year on drug related offenses.

Ending the war on drugs will reduce gang related violence, which is a strong social attractor for youths. Young people seeking to earn respect and money in busy densely populated urban centers sometimes turn to selling and using drugs with friends. The illegal war on drugs gives these youths a market to deal in and an economy to stand in. Since there is so much competition in these areas for that illegal money there is violence. This replaces a portion of youth culture in some urban zones like Lowell, Dorchester, Roxbury, Boston.

Adding my second school shift to the day will give these youths something to do during that other half of the day at school, if they choose. Parents will be welcome at the school in the morning and evening and school activities will continue all day for motivated students.

This article by Jason Morgan at Babeled.com describes how drug legalization will reduce the black market and aid turbulent or downtrodden places like Lowell, Lawrence, and Dorchester.

Infamously, murderers or rapists who request to remain in prison have been released, only to commit terrible crimes again. I will write legislation to grant these prisoner incarceration requests unless recommended unanimously by the prison authorities that they be released. This should not happen.

Ending the drug war is the beginning of massive positive change in our government and police forces.

http://www.justicefortracy.com/

This man is the victim of a no-knock warrant who was shot 5 times. I oppose no-knock warrants for drugs. I would end the war on drugs and the kind of black market prohibition produces. They are not important enough to risk that kind of behavior.

4 comments:

George C. said...

Bill,

Be careful what you wish for. Drugs continue to destroy our youth. Make drugs "undesirable" not cool!

If we want to secure a future for our young, free of drugs and crime,ending the war on drugs will not reduce gang related violence. This violence is precipitated by little available employment among the most important factors in our urban areas.

Offenses can be reviewed as to their gravity and probable influence on the population at large, and then leave it to the judges to administer the most fair and equitable fines and incarceration.

We must continue our war on drugs primarily in those countries where it comes from. Bill, please review your stand on drugs.

One of your supporters,

George

William Bunker said...

George, thank you for your feedback on my site. I value your opinions.

The drug war is a black market for two organizations: our CIA and drug dealing gangsters.

If we eliminate the black market and stigma caused by drugs we can begin to heal these wounds and produce responsible and meaningful education about drugs.

Physically forcing people not to use drugs makes black markets and large very competitive economies threatened by our armed police forces and life-ruining expense and incarceration. This lends itself to violence in a way that agreeable business does not.

The Dutch have had great success making drugs undesirable and 'uncool'. We protect our children and ourselves from drugs by teaching and learning about drugs and encouraging healthy relationships and lifestyles that do not center around drugs.

Responsible drug use can contribute to spirituality, art, social culture, and medicine in many applications. There is an especially large and well informed pro-marijuana legalization movement in America and the world. People should enjoy the liberty to use and grow marijuana and other drugs responsibly.

Responsible drug use is acceptable to me. Irresponsible CIA fundraising and black operations are not. We know when drug use is irresponsible not merely because drugs are ingested. We know drug use is irresponsible when something goes wrong. That is what we should work to contain.

DC13yers said...

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William Bunker said...

Nope, I am alive and well, and planning to put them out of business. I'm glad you found this page again. I'm trying to re-add all my old friends on my new myspace. It's at Http://myspace.com/williambunker2008

The best thing you can do for my campaign and the movement is research, education, and spreading the word on these topics. If you're old enough, run alongside me! Tell newspapers and magazines and everyone you can meet about your campaign.

Thank you for your attention to this important topic, and our liberty!

Ancient proverb
"You can never step into the same river twice."

"No two people can look at the same river."
William Bunker