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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Here is an editorial I first published in January 18, 2010. In order to push it back out through the RSS feed I’m changing the publication date.

When Reverend King wanted change and those in power told him to wait — that the climate wasn’t quite right — how did he respond?

Did he say, “yeah, I guess we need to stay in our place since those small-minded people who run things aren’t quite ready for people like us to have the rights God gave us?”

Did he say, “hmm…, if we try to exercise the rights God gave us, and are guaranteed under our country’s Founding Documents, we will probably offend some churchgoers, and since we don’t want to offend them, we will just continue to be second class citizens?”

Didn’t Reverend King say stuff along the lines of how he wished people would be judged by their actions and not the color of their skin?

He did say that gradually undoing evil was code for “‘do-nothing-ism’ which ends up in ‘stand-still-ism.’” Listen to attached audio file.

At this most recent Reform conference [2009] Ethan Nadelmann Ph.D., Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, often said things along the lines of how he wished people would be judged by their actions and not what they chose to put in their bodies.

Reverend Dean Becker often says that people should be judged by their actions and not the contents of their pockets.

Most recent Christians Against Prohibition Board Member, retired Chief Deputy U.S. Marshall Matthew Fogg, has suffered extensively due to the racism of the Drug War.

Judge James P. Gray says, “The answer is to hold people accountable for what they do, but not punish them for what they put in to their bodies.”

Do not not be afraid of those who perpetuate this racist, illogical, immoral, unconstitutional, un-Biblical, and evil Drug Anarchy that is destroying our society, societies around the world, and our planet! Remember alcohol prohibition did not “control” alcohol, it was meant to subjugate those who chose to drink (and included a lot of racist slander against the Germans). Instead of controlling alcohol it loosed all regulations on alcohol and turned control over to the underground market: violence, corruption, toxic alcohol, more potent beverages, and a younger drinking age became the norm.

So don’t forget one of the lessons of Reverend King’s mission, the time for change is NOW, the people who hate you will do their best to intimidate everyone with their terror, and you may even die due to their blood lust and ignorance, but Jesus promises you he will bring you back to life, real life.