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Number 957, January 21, 2018

If a politician won’t
trust you, why should you trust him?

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by Jim Davidson

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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

According to my calculations, every person in the U.S. would have to take hard drugs once they were legal for the death toll to even come close to what the War on Drugs has created; that’s highly unlikely. About half of the U.S. population doesn’t even drink, so it’s doubtful that they’d ingest damaging drugs even if they were re-legalized. Many hard drugs were readily available (even to children) in drug stores in the early 1900s.
Addiction, however, was less of a problem than it is now.
—Dr. Mary Ruwart, 2011

Recently a friend of mine suggested that I do some work with Adam Kokesh’s campaign to run for president in 2020. I’m not really a good person for that kind of work, though. I am, however, a pretty good person for writing about what ’s wrong with America. And, folks, there’s a great deal wrong.

A few days ago, Adam was arrested shortly after he announced his campaign for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president. Several videos have been released, including by Adam. His girlfriend Stacey has also posted several videos.

In my search for additional information on this topic, I have been told a great many things about Adam Kokesh. He is, some say, a scammer. He is, some say, an undercover operative for the Deep State. He is, some say, kind of a jerk. Well, I’m not a scammer, nor undercover for any state, but I have been told I’m kind of a jerk. And a large number of unproven allegations have circulated about me.

Meanwhile, I wrote to a friend about Adam’s plans at the end of last year. She has been a major advocate for less government, and has been active in the past within the Libertarian Party. She wrote back after I mentioned Adam had been arrested with the following comments, ”The lady in booking told Vann Gutier that Adam is being detained for possession of Controlled Substance (PG1), one gram, under four grams, Controlled Substance (PG2), 4 grams, under 400 grams, Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces, and tampering with evidence. No one seems to know where Blue, the dog is at this time.”

Now, if you are like me, you are all “wtf is PG1?” and I went and found this web page: It is all about Penalty Group One and further down the page, Penalty Group 1a, which really shows you that Texas has a lot of things to put in “ group one” so it had to have a group one-A, and then also Penalty Group Two.

Please allow me to be the first to point out that I am not Vann Gutier, and I did not call the lady in booking, and the lady in booking doesn’t know anything about what was found on Adam’s person or in his possession, and it is all hearsay to me. I’m not saying I know which of the many things listed on that law firm web site for Penalty Group One and Penalty Group Two linked above may or may not have ever been in Adam’s possession. But I will say that it all seems quite ludicrous, to me.

First off, as I’m typing “Penalty Group One” I cannot help but remember Arlo Guthrie’s song about Alice’s Restaurant and the “Group W Bench.” Nor can I look at terms like “Penalty Group One” and “Penalty Group Two” without thinking to myself, “ Thing One and Thing Two” from the Cat In the Hat by Dr. Seuss.

The state is a liar, a thief, a mass murderer, a sycophant for injustice, and a prostitute to the powerful. It is evil. The state of Texas is way up high on the list of states which are evil. There are still men in prison cells in Texas who were arrested in the 1970s for having a seed of marijuana and are still in prison, for life, because they were long-haired hippies. Again, I ’m reminded of a song by Johnny Cash in which he sings that he wears the black for the poor and the beaten down, for the prisoner who ’s long since paid for his crime, but he’s there because he’s a victim of the times, and for many other reasons.

So, although it is deliciously tempting to write, “#FreeAdamKokesh with the purchase of any presidential candidate of equal or lesser value” it really is the case that the “war on drugs” is and always has been a war on the American people, a war on freedom, a scam, an industry, corrupt, and evil. It is completely irrational to have Adam in jail with $80,000 bail. Even with today’s dollars, that’s nuts.

Also, Mary Ruwart’s point that the war on drugs has killed far more Americans than the drugs themselves is a very valid point. Even for its purported purposes, the state is insane.

Woodrow Wilson, an evil psychopathic racist, pushed for the Prohibition of alcohol and sent teams to negotiate for the narcotics trafficking treaties which are the alleged basis for making a war on drugs. He also segregated the civil service, brought Jim Crow to Washington DC, enabled the Federal Reserve by signing its act into law, started the national income tax again, and sent troops to Europe to fight a war he repeatedly had promised to keep the USA out of. He was, in a word, horrid.

There are a lot of things that can be said for and against Donald Trump. But I don’t think he has the intestinal fortitude, nor the spine, to stand up to the prison for profit industry and end the war on drugs. If he did, I’d be very impressed. At this point, from where he is sitting, I don’ t think Adam Kokesh is in a position to end the war on drugs, either.

Free the slaves. Stop the wars. End the state.


Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, story-teller, public speaker, and mutual aid response team developer. He is currently on assignment in Ohio where he is working on several really fun projects.

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