From: "Kathleen J., Care2 Action
Alerts" <[address removed]> To: Norma Young <[address removed]> Sent: Thursday, December
20,[masked]:06 AM Subject: Tell A Friend: Feds, Back Off Marijuana Dispensaries!
Now that voters legalized the marijuana in Colorado and Washington, the government's big crackdown on growers and dispensaries in states where the drug is legal looks even worse. According to recent polls, a clear and overwhelming majority of Americans think the feds should back off states where marijuana is legal.
It's time for us to take a stand. If your friends agree, you can send them a message, post the petition on Facebook, or tweet it. Or, if you're short on time, you can copy and send the sample message we've written
I signed a petition to to tell President Obama to stop expending resources on cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries. Will you sign, too?
Of all the things the federal government spends money on, the unending and unsuccessful drug war has to be the biggest waste of time and money.
It's not just the stoners who want dispensaries left alone: according to recent polls a clear and overwhelming majority of Americans think the feds should back off states where marijuana is legal. It's time for the Obama administration to listen to the people and find better ways to spend their limited resources.
Atheism is a vigorous and a courageous philosophy.
It is not afraid to face the problems of life, and it is not afraid to confess that there are problems yet to be solved.
It does not claim that it has solved all the questions of the universe, but it does claim that it has discovered the approach and learned the method of solving them.
It has dedicated itself to the passionate quest for the truth.
It believes that truth for truth’s sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.
It believes that love of humanity is a higher ideal than a love of God. We cannot help God, but we can help mankind. “Hands that help are better far than lips that play.” Praying to God is humiliating; worshiping God degrading.
It believes in Ingersoll, when he said: “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”
Atheism is a self-reliant philosophy.
It makes a man intellectual free. He is thrilled to enthusiasm by his mental emancipation and he faces the universe without fear of ghosts or gods.
It teaches man that unless he devotes his energies and applies himself whole-heartedly to the task he wishes to achieve, the accomplishment will not be made.
Is it not better to place a question mark upon a problem while seeking an answer than to put the label “God” there and consider the matter solved?
Joseph Lewis Author, ‘Atheism and Other Addresses’ 1941