October 18, 2010
War on Drugs: How the Attorney General Will Waste Your Money and Trash the Constitution
By John Markley

Proposition 19 is on California's ballot this November. It would legalize marijuana in that state.

U.S. Attorney General Holder hates Prop 19, and if it passes he's committed to wasting more of YOUR tax dollars to continue a federal War on Pot in California.

As the letter below indicates, Holder's plan is unworkable and unconstitutional.

But Congress can stop him. They can pass legislation withholding funds for Holder's plan, if necessary. But it might not have to come to that. If members of Congress from both parties announce that they are opposed to Holder's plan and will respect the will of the people of California, Holder and President Obama will likely back away.

You have the right to know TODAY where your Representative and Senators stand on this issue. After all, the election is just 15 days away!

You can ask them using's End the Mexican Civil War Campaign.

Here is the letter I sent. You may borrow from it, making changes according to your own state where appropriate . . .

If California's Prop 19 passes, it will mean the voters believe the War on Pot is unjust, ineffective, unworkable, and too expensive.

If Nebraska passed something like Prop 19, how would you react? Would you follow the will of the people? Or would you want the DEA to randomly terrorize law-abiding Nebraskans?

Attorney General Holder wants to do the latter. If Prop 19 passes, Holder promises to "vigorously enforce" federal marijuana laws in California.

This would be a complete waste of my tax dollars! There won't be enough DEA agents to effectively enforce the federal laws.

More importantly, most federal marijuana laws - as with most federal drug laws in general - violate the Tenth Amendment. This means that the fraction of pot growers and users who do get arrested in CA will be law-abiding citizens singled out arbitrarily or maliciously by the DEA.

Please speak out against Holder's plan. Please do so before the election, so I know where you stand.


You can send your letter using's Educate the Powerful System.

And please share this message with friends who support the Tenth Amendment and oppose the War on Drugs.

James Wilson
Assistant Communications Director

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