I support Ending Nixon's War on Drugs. I wrote two Constitutional Initiatives to allow us as the People of our State of California to use our 10th Amendment States Rights in our Federal Constitution to call our California Citizens Constitutional Convention and really change California. We need to end the War on Drugs. We need to decriminalize all controlled substances in our State. There is no language in the Federal Constitution that allows the United States to set up any law to control substances. The 18th Amendment was Repealed in 1933 and that spoke only of alcohol. Why mention this?
Because the vast majority of California Citizens do not believe we should be treating the medical and social problems of "Alcoholic Addiction" with criminal solutions. Since that is where we are at, I strongly support "Safe Use Facilities in the Tenderloin and within one block of any clinic that dispensed Oral/Patch Methadone for the treatment of Heroin Addiction. I am not bashful to address this problem. We have an elephant in the room when DA Gascon can oversee Rogue SFPD Narcotics Cops breaking and entering private rooms in San Francisco to steal 50 plus grams of Heroin at a time, without due process of law, but the mentally ill addicts can't secure a place to shoot up the drugs the CIA imported under the oversight of GHW Bush and his International Heroin Cartel. It's time to take the crime out of all controlled substances. This would dry up all the profits. Still, we need to address the addicts and that problem. But the problem is not a crime. Where do we start to unravel this difficult problem? We all know the press will call these "Shooting Galleries". I prefer we not stigmatize the dope addicts. We do not disparage some one in a wheelchair. Heroin addiction is a real problem. It's a shame the US Government is behind the importation and distribution, mostly from Afghanistan these days. As a City and County we are left with the collateral damage of that sad war. Amnesty from prosecution should come with the safe space to address dope sickness and provide social service interfaces to agencies for help. Judge not. The kid or confused adult who gets strung out on Heroin may be your child, or parent. Heroin does not discriminate.
I am running for Mayor in 2011, and I want this topic addressed by all the Candidates.
For those who have not followed my re-entry to local politics, I have been around. In the 1960's I made it into Tom Wolf's "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and drank and drugged with the best of them. In the Culture Wars, I was on the side with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Dylan, the Grateful Dead and all the rest of us. I am also clean and sober for... well, longer than Charlie Sheen. (smile)
As the remaining founder of the Community Action Network, which I created on My.BarackObama.com (now OFA), and as the guy who coined Organizing America, I simple stick to my truth. I have a serious problem with corruption in government and plan change that, with your help.
I am a strong Jane Kim supporter. I ran for the DCCC in Assembly District 13 last June 8th 2010 and earned over 2,300 votes. I was very vocal to my dedicated supporters to "Vote For Jane "Clean Hands" Kim". I meant it then and I still support her now. I also believe her victory by about 1,200 votes was due to my support. Randy Shaw and the others you mention did not deliver votes. I did.
When a newly elected Supervisor, Assembly Person, Congressional Representative, President, or Dog Catcher starts off, they are all given 6 months usually as what we all know as a "honeymoon". So what's with the attack dog moves on Jane Kim in 6 weeks. I personally find this Sexist and Racist. What's with the editorial staff roll with this kind of sleazy journalism in these days and times, especially from the SF Weekly? Where are the "hit pieces" on the other new Supervisors?
I want to see what the new Supervisors are bringing to the table now. Where is that news? And on the Mayor's race, what's with local journalism where only the "anointed" eight get press. I don't even comment on the SFBG any more. No point. Now that we have the Internet who are the anointed to set the agenda and determine who's in the loop or not. I am very clear. Time to build a new loop. I am all about total Regime Change: Locally and Globally. Was there any thing about "Total Regime Change" that any one is missing?