It's me, that crazy hippie chick from Alaska, back once again to defend the lives, love, and personal liberties of pot smokers everywhere. I know it's been awhile, but ya'll have to excuse me, being a full time college student, social worker, and women's rights activists takes up a lot of time. Despite the time between this article and the last, the issue is still the same. The American public is sorely misinformed by a dictatorship that calls itself democracy on the issue of marijuana smoking.

As President Bush likes to remind us, America was founded on the concepts of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Except, his actions are this: the United States government will define what liberty is and local government will tell us the boundaries of our pursuits for happiness. Oh sure, some of you are sitting there calling me something derogatory and saying that my ideas of the insane rantings of a pot smoking degenerate. But then again, I'm betting that most of you agree with me.

In the beginning, pot wasn't made illegal because of the fact that it was some evil drug. Marijuana was made illegal in this country because of racism and greed.

In the 1930's, the Henry Ashlinger and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics worked to make marijuana illegal by focusing on the themes of racism and violence. This was done because of the influx of cheap immagrant labor and its impact on white jobs during the Depression. According the United States government, marijuana had to be illegal because of its affects on degenerate races. Here's what Henry had to say about his fellow American citizens.

"Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men."

"Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing"

There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others."

The more current version of these comments includes not only minorities, but whites who are in lower socioeconomic brackets. Talk about social control through stigmatization.

And my personal favorite goes to.. "Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind."

All those who know this last comment is complete and utter bullshit, raise your hand. Despite what most people think-pot doesn't make you violent. And it certainly doesn't alter human nature, as media rhetoric would like us to believe. Pot smokers I know are far from violent. Oh sure, they might fight you for that last Twinkie-but that's about it. But alas, it is just one more stereotype that honest hard working smokers everywhere have to live with. But wait! How is that pot smokers are both lazy and violent? I would think that being one contradicts being the other.

Think about it if marijuana is totally made illegal-do you really think an unhappy workforce is going to be half as productive. I'm thinking NO. My point is we are told that as adults, we have the power to change the world, raise future generations, and build communities on the moon someday, but yet our government is telling us that we don't have the sense to make the right choices for ourself. Ain't that the damnest thing! Chrsit people, how many phases of social control do we have to give into until we get tired of all the bullshit. I think its high time that we stood up and introduced America to another role of nornality--not just the one that the conservative community has graciously defined for us.

It is my opinion that nobody has been given the right to judge anybody else. America claims to be a Christian nation. With that said, I am reminded of a Matthew: 7:1-5. "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

People are always scared of what they don't know about. Come on people, educate yourselves. How much freedom do we have to lose before we fight back? What personal liberty do you have to loose before you get off your ass and say that enough is enough.

The point to all this is this: before all you anti-pot-anti-choice-anti-freedom people wag your finger and preach at me about how my pot smoking is deviant behavior -do your research. And before you go quoting some study, know that I have B.A. in Social Science and am well aware that research can be skewed to fit anybodies opinion. Example: medicating children is a good thing. Smoking Marijuana should be seen for what it really is: An informed adult decision. Notice that I said that it was an adult decision, anyone who is eighteen and over should have the privilege of making up their own minds. Hey, if eighteen year olds are fighting a war, than they ought to have the choice to smoke pot-or not. I say legalize, tax and monitor it like we do alcohol.

Life is too short to be treated like a criminal. I'm sick of being told that pot smoking is criminal behavior. I'm sick of uneducated, not to mention, misinformed people telling me that I'm a bad person for being a pot smoker. Most of all, I'm tired of having to defend myself against invalid stereotypes that are pushed on the public by a both a biased government and a one sided media.

Don't you just hate it when pot smokers succeed at higher education.

Until next timeā€¦smoke responsibly.