If you’re reading this, California’s proposition nineteen has failed. This is a massive upset to the legalization movement, and to America.
I’m not going to sit here and argue the facts about what proposition 19 does and doesn’t do. That has been answered plenty of times, by people far more knowledgeable then I. The facts are out there for people with half a brain to find.
I would like to rant at a few parties who helped, either directly or indirectly, make Prop 19 a failure:
Stoners against legalization: You all must have laced your pot with some strong narcotics. I’m glad there is talk of a website to highlight the traitors of the legalization movement. I hope people Narc the out these mentally deficient human wastrels who want to continue to be criminals. You want to be criminals? We’ll treat you like the average scumbag criminal then. You can rot in jail for your choices, while intelligent people works towards legalization.
Tea Partiers: This was the perfect issue for all you “less Government” people to get behind and just like your average, spineless politicians you didn’t do anything. Apparently, unless it is fueling your racist rhetoric, you don’t want anything to do with it. You talk about cutting spending? Why not start with all the money you waste arresting harmless marijuana users? Of course not, because you think most pot smokers are Latino and black and you wouldn’t want less of those unsavory people out on the streets, would you?
Alcohol companies: You are probably the worst on this list. You want people to continue to drink themselves to death and kill others. You make cigarette companies looks like giving, caring people. You should all down a few 30 packs, pass out and choke to death on your own vomit.
Obama: You ran on a campaign of change and duped the American people that you were somehow different and proved you were more of the same old, same old. In 2012, Americans should vote you out and install someone who would really be for change. You could of backed this proposition, and really showed us what change could be. You didn’t. Instead the Federal Government threatened to still enforce the laws toughly, when the constitution gives states the right to govern themselves as they see fit. Threatening non-violent Americans with fear. You let down a lot of Americans, Just like you let all the gays down.
Proposition 19 wasn’t perfect. Yes, it had its flaws, I will admit, but you know what? Sometimes you have to give a little to get a little. Quid Pro Quo! The most important thing was the bigger overall picture that Prohibition was finally ended somewhere and we could push forward. It was our chance to show that legalization could work, in baby steps and that eventually, in time, we could ratify the law to allow for more leeway once the world saw that legalization could, in fact, work.
The time for change is now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow and not sometime in the future. It is now. It is time for people to wake up and realize that the drug war is a failure. We prosecute people for liking a substance safer than booze and has never hurt anyone, whatsoever. Hard working citizens who prefer the alternative.
Smokers will return in 2012 and we will make a noise. Just wait and watch what happens.
You say you want a revolution? Well, you got one. Lets push forward and show people we won’t take it and make a impact on the 2012 elections by pushing for and passing an initiative to legalize Marijuana and then light one for liberty and justice, for all!