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13 October, 2009

West Australian police may soon have the power to stop and search any individual without the need for suspecting an offence. Colin Barnett, the Premier of WA has said:

“I make no apologies. We will act on that small minority that destroy the quality of life and the amenity of this great state for the silent majority.”

Mr Barnett realised he may be accused of breaching civil rights but said it was a small price to pay if people felt safer.

I for one will feel much ‘safer’ now that anyone carrying more than 10 grams of cannabis may be liable for criminal prosecution. Read more at The Australian Heroin Diaries where Terry Wright does not mince his words.

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  1. 13 October, 2009 10:54 pm

    One need not travel to China to find indigenous cultures lacking human rights or to Cuba for political prisoners. America leads the world in percentile behind bars, thanks to ongoing persecution of hippies, radicals, and non-whites under prosecution of the war on drugs. If we’re all about spreading liberty abroad, then why mix the message at home? Peace on the home front would enhance global credibility.

    The drug czar’s Rx for prison fodder costs dearly, as life is flushed down expensive tubes. My shaman’s second opinion is that psychoactive plants are God’s gift. Behold, it’s all good. Canadian Marc Emery sold seeds that enable American farmers to outcompete cartels with superior local herb. He’s being extradited to prison, for doing what government can’t do, reduce U.S. demand for Mexican.

    Only on the authority of a clause about interstate commerce does the CSA (Controlled Substances Act of 1970) reincarnate Al Capone, endanger homeland security, and throw good money after bad. Administration fiscal policy burns tax dollars to root out the number-one cash crop in the land, instead of taxing sales. America rejected the plague of prohibition, but it mutated. Apparently, SWAT teams don’t need no stinking amendment. Father, forgive those who make it their business to know not what they do.

    Nixon passed the CSA on the assurance that the Schafer Commission would justify criminalizing his enemies, but it didn’t. No amendments can assure due process under an anti-science law without due process itself. Psychology hailed the breakthrough potential of LSD, until the CSA shut down research and pronounced that marijuana has no medical use, period. Drug juries don’t seat bleeding hearts.

    The RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993) allows Native American Church members to eat peyote, which functions like LSD. Americans shouldn’t need a specific church membership or an act of Congress to obtain their birthright freedom of religion. John Doe’s free exercise of religious liberty may include entheogen sacraments to mediate communion with his maker.

    Freedom of speech presupposes freedom of thought. The Constitution doesn’t enumerate any governmental power to embargo diverse states of mind. How and when did government usurp this power to coerce conformity? The Mayflower sailed to escape coerced conformity. Legislators who would limit cognitive liberty lack jurisdiction.

    Common-law must hold that adults are the legal owners of their own bodies. The Founding Fathers undersigned that the right to the pursuit of happiness is inalienable. Socrates said to know your self. Mortal lawmakers should not presume to thwart the intelligent design that molecular keys unlock spiritual doors. Persons who appreciate their own free choice of path in life should tolerate seekers’ self-exploration.

  2. 13 October, 2009 11:45 pm

    silent majority indeed.

  3. 14 October, 2009 4:18 pm

    some deep thoughts there.

  4. Phill permalink
    14 October, 2009 11:43 pm

    What a load of shite!!! It is common knowledge the police and other government agencies are making a motza by way of corruption out of the poor sods who are addicted to drugs.It is only morons that believe otherwise.

    Having said that, this snippet of reality is not cause to have drugs of mind bending quality legalised.Drug users are fuck heads pure and simple, if they want to sit in a dark room and get off on some shit fine, let them kill themselves for all I give a fuck.But no they want to kill some poor fuck in a motor vehicle accident, or some worker on a building site with a piece of heavy machinery because they’re off their miserable faces.

    The mine sites of W.A. of which I can speak with authority are awash with the shit, and mandatory testing of retards is becoming more and more prevalent, as it should be.

    The thoughts of Bill Harris are abject twaddle, and it is giving me the best laugh I have had in months.Ah! how I love Singapore and Malasyia, they know what to do with drug fucks, put them on the end of a nice peice of hemp, and I don’t mean the hemp you smoke.

    • 15 October, 2009 9:02 pm

      Phill, if your definition of “dr*g f*cks” includes people blackmailed into being drug mules, then yes, Singapore and Malaysia do indeed “know what to do” with them. Although you’ll find many of their most archaic laws left over from when they were both British colonies. Their outlawing of homosexuality is another fine example.

      I can’t agree with you more though about the dangers of people operating heavy machinery or motor vehicles under the influence of drugs. This is something that should be enforced or facilitated by employers though, and I don’t see how giving police powers to stop-and-search people on the street is really going to see to your or my safety.

  5. 15 October, 2009 12:16 pm

    Can’t agree with you Phill. I think:
    – there are many people who don’t use drugs that are fkheads
    – we have more of a problem with alcohol and motor vehicles
    – whatever brings you closer to god
    – there is never the need for the death penalty.

  6. Phill permalink
    15 October, 2009 2:48 pm

    Well Ileum I’ ll let that bit of lodgic go through to the keeper.

    That we have a problem with motor vehicles and grog is to prove what exactly? I would have first offenders doing porridge if I had my way.

    But hey as you say if getting closer to God means the breakdown of society, don’t include me.

  7. 18 October, 2009 9:38 am

    People have always taken illicit drugs, for whatever reason, regardless of their legal status. I don’t think it will bring about the breakdown of society.

    Phill, just thought that alcohol created more safety issues than any other drugs.

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