Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Please Help Matt and Sign Right Now!

Of all the many things pissing me off this week, this item ranks right up there near the top of the list.A father of two in California, is facing 10 years to life in a federal prison. Why?  For providing medical marijuana to patients suffering from AIDS, cancer, and other serious health conditions, as they entitled to use under a state law overwhelmingly approved by California voters in 1996.

KeepMattFree.Org says that "Matt's small business was permitted and complied with state laws and regulations. Through Matt's work providing qualified patients safe access to medical marijuana, the cities of Stockton and Sacramento, the State of California, and the federal government received more than $300,000 in taxes, and more than 60 Californians got good jobs."

This is insanity! How is the public served by destroying this man's family, business, and life? He is no threat to anyone, and in fact complied with every regulation in his town and state. Leave this man ALONE! I want Gov-Corp to stop filling up prisons - at taxpayer expense - with nonviolent, noncriminal citizens who pose no threat and have caused no harm!  We incarcerate more people than any other place on earth, far more than even the oft-demonized communist countries. (This has not, however, produced lower crime rates than other countries!)

But I digress. Does anyone else grasp the lunacy of spending precious taxpayer dollars on this crap? Who is profiting from these actions? Who benefits? Clearly someone must, because it demonstrably is not benefiting society. The DOJ is literally destroying peoples' entire lives with these needless prosecutions. And what happens when the victim of our injustice system has to live in society again? Who is going to hire him/her in this job market? What happens to the families?

Meanwhile, scumbag Wall Street grifters who make a living defrauding others, and have literally wiped out the retirement savings of millions of people, are rewarded with huge bonuses, tax breaks, and freedom from official prosecution, or even inquiry in most cases! WHERE IS OBAMA'S DOJ??? What. The. Fuck!!

Please sign this petition in support of Matt and his family. If you'd also like to register your opinion  to Obama's DOJ, then feel free to call Eric Holder at 202-514-2001. You can also call the drug enforcement division of DOJ at 202-307-8003.

3 Comments:

Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

"Who is profiting..."
The prison-industrial complex.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Mr. Mcgranor said...

I read about this. Why not send the state officials to prison?

1:51 AM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Probably more apropos: The private prison-industrial complex.

4:00 AM  

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