Because I’m outspoken on marijuana issues, a lot of people tell me to tone down on this cause because it makes the Libertarian Party look bad. Let me make something perfectly clear: I don’t smoke marijuana. I have – and I did – inhale. However; a good cup of coffee, post-coital endorphins, a great cigar and Maker’s Mark are my drugs of choice. It’s a personal preference thing.
Disclaimers aside, the War on Drug Users is currently the greatest violation of civil liberties this country has ever seen. The Patriot Act may end up being worse – but if one counts the dollars spent, arrests made, lives lost, and civil liberties violated in this war against Americans the objective measurements are clearly met.
With this background in place, I’m going to mention another political party on a website where people expect me to be promoting the Libertarian Party: The U.S. Marijauana Party. I’m not promoting them because I think they’ll win elections. They can’t, as they are too focused on a single issue. But we need to look at that one issue a bit more deeply.
I’ve been watching them grow for a few years and would like to announce they’ve managed a facelift on their website. I e-mailed their acting president, Richard Rawlings, and he says they are using Joomla for their site. I also asked him why people should take a look at the USMJ Party. His response: “Yesterday we cannot change, Today WE can. Tomorrow WE Will GROW!”
I certainly hope they do, at least until there is no longer a need for them.