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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here's Your Miracle, President Obama


Dear Mr. President,

First I want to congratulate you on your historical victory and to thank you for sticking to your word and making a concerted effort to bring about a bi-partisan approach to government. Unfortunately, the Republican Party through its Emperor of Evil, John Boehner, again displayed its contempt for the American people by not giving one single vote in support of your Stimulus Package. That demonstrates that their commitment to the American people is non-existent.

Now I am sitting here watching financial guru Jim Cramer ranting about how this Stimulus Package is too small and that you don't realize the depths to which this economy has fallen. He may be right, he may be wrong -- we'll see. We all agree that you are facing a monumental task, one that perhaps exceed that which any President ever faced. Most people say you need a Miracle.

Here is the gist of another article I read: "Over the last 20 years, America has degenerated into a nation of consumers, with 72 percent of Gross Domestic Product now being accounted for by consumer spending—most of it going for things that are produced overseas and shipped here. That is not an economic model that is sustainable, and it is a model that has just suffered what is certainly a mortal blow."

A Miracle is Needed

A man is lying in the street barely breathing, the result of a heart attack. The paramedics arrive, and upon seeing that he is almost gone, jam the needle into his heart in a last-ditch attempt to save him. In my opinion and experience, this is not the time to try to fix our economy a step at a time, we simply don't have that luxury. We need our own Needle, NOW . . . and we have it. The question is, Mr. President, do YOU have the courage to use it? If you do, I promise you that you will brought about the Miracle we needed to not only turn around, but make our economy surge.

LEGALIZE INDUSTRIAL HEMP and allow the ingenuity of the American people to take over. As I am sure you are aware, in 1938, Popular Mechanics Magazine declared that Hemp was the "next billion dollar industry" and a boon for farmers across America. However, the corporate influence of men like Hearst and DuPont stepped in. The Marijuana Tax Act is passed and forbids hemp farming in the US. Dupont files a patent for nylon and Hearst spreads horrible negative propaganda through his national network of newspapers.

Legalized hemp would help the following industries:

Farming - In 1938, Popular Mechanics Magazine declared that Hemp was the next billion dollar industry and a boon for farmers across America. However, the corporate influence of men like Hearst and DuPont stepped in. The Marijuana Tax Act is passed and forbids hemp farming in the US. Dupont files a patent for nylon.

In 1991, Willie Nelson issued a plea to America to come to its senses and legalize Industrial Hemp, a product that was mandatory for the farmers of the Colonies, and for which the United States Government made a movie entitled, "Hemp for Victory". That was eighteen (18) years ago! Why is it STILL illegal? To protect the financial corporate interests of the textile, petrochemical, and lumber (paper) industries. How long will America stand for corporate America sticking it to the little guy?



NOW IS THE TIME! THE PLANET NEEDS HELP!


Hemp, Nature's Perfect Plant

Industrial hemp is an incredible resource. Hemp is harvested for its fibers for hemp clothing and seeds for hemp oil. With a relatively short growth cycle of 100-120 days, it is an efficient and economical crop for farmers to grow, however, industrial hemp cannot be commercially grown in the United States because it is erroneously confounded with marijuana. In fact, industrial hemp and marijuana are different breeds of Cannabis sativa. Smoking large amounts of hemp flowers can produce a headache but not a high!

A few years back, only TWO (2) state senators voted for the legalization of hemp. One was Barack Obama. NOW IS THE TIME!



Auto Industry
- Your efforts to allow states to set their own emissions limits have already been met with opposition from the Auto Industry. These arrogant automakers have taken billions in corporate welfare known as the "bailout" and still don't get it. There is so much that can be done with hemp in the auto industry it is truly amazing. From building cars out of hemp to driving them on fuel from hemp, the world is open to America to use its ingenuity.

Here is why General Motors does not deserve ANY help whatsoever. NONE. Mr. President, How would you like Americans to have a car that runs for the equivalent of 60 cents a gallon? That we can "gas up" in our own garage? That has zero emissions and is super easy to repair and maintain? General Motors made and sold such a car in the late 1990s. They produced and leased out 200 of them. One was to Tom Hanks who loved it so much he wanted to extend or renew his lease. They refused, called in all of the cars, and destroyed them. In fact, the auto industry is calling in all electric cars and shredding them as we speak. Here is the proof:





In 1942, Henry Ford assembled a car out of plastic made from hemp:



Here is an example of more American ingenuity:


Hemp Powered Car Debuts in Washington





Construction and Housing - We can learn a lot from a lady in France who builds 300 homes per year using "hemp cement" which is stronger yet six (6) times lighter than regular cement.




Medical - "In 1860 the Ohio State Medical Society concurred with Biblical scholars that 'the gall and vinegar or myrrhed wine offered to our saviour immediately before his crucifixion was a preparation of Indian hemp." - Chris Bennett Green Gold




HEMP MEDICAL USES LIST

List of some medical uses of Cannabis hemp with dates mentioned, and source, if available.

USE

DATE

ALLERGIES / HAYFEVER
ANTI-CONVULSIVE REMEDY 1838
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
APHRODISIAC 1838 1958
ARTHRITIS
ASTHMA (phthisis) 1922
CHOLERA 1854
COUGH MEDICINE 1922
EATING DISORDERS / LOSS OF APPETITE 1980
EPILEPSY
EXPECTORANT
GLAUCOMA (eye pressure)
GOUT 1854
HYPERTENSION (high blood pressure)
HYSTERIA 1854
MENOPAUSE (headaches) 1922
MENTAL ILLNESS / INSANITY 1838 1854
MENTAL DEPRESSION 1854
MIGRAINE (treatment & prevention) 1922 1890
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
NEURALGIA 1854
PAIN RELIEF (nervous disturbance) CHRONIC PAIN
BACK PAIN CANCER PAIN
1922
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME / CRAMPS 1890
RHEUMATISM 1838
SEA SICKNESS 1064
SEXUAL IMPOTENCE (not organic) 1922
SLEEP AID (insomnia)
INABILITY TO SLEEP
SENILE INSOMNIA
1922 1930 1890
SPASM OF THE BLADDER (cystitis) 1922
SPASTICITY & CONVULSION 1838

1854

STRESS REDUCER (general tonic)
STROKE (Protective from damage) 1998
TERMINAL ILLNESS USE FOR RABIES 1838

1854

TETANUS (or lock-jaw) 1838
TREMORS (Paralysis agitans) 1922
UTERINE HEMORRHAGE 1854
WASTING SYNDROME (AIDS & cancer) 1988
WITHDRAWAL FROM ADDICTION 1980


Remember this quote, Mr. President?


Trucking - Legalizing hemp would revitalize the trucking industry as jobs will be created for the transport and delivery of all types of hemp products from clothing to food to farming. It would be a tremendous boost to the industry and is a necessary move at this time.


Alternative to Oil - The thought of hemp production as a cheap alternative to oil and gas is appealing because it can be converted to "biomass" that is, in turn, converted to energy. "Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol or gasoline at a fraction of the current cost of oil, coal or nuclear energy," Jack Herer, a longtime hemp activist and author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes," said. In his book, he says, "Hemp stems are 80 percent hurds" (pulp byproduct after the hemp fiber is removed from the plant). Hemps hurds are 77 percent cellulose - a primary chemical feed stock (industrial raw material) used in the production of chemicals, plastics and fibers ... an acre of full-grown hemp plants can provide from 50 to 100 times the cellulose found in cornstalks, kenaf or sugar cane."

According to Herer's research, "Farming only 6 percent of the continental U.S. acreage with biomass [from hemp] crops would provide all of Americans' gas and oil energy needs, ending dependence upon fossil fuels." Think about that! If we would just farm only 6% of our available acreage, we would end our dependency upon foreign countries!"

He added, "Each acre of hemp would yield 1,000 gallons of methanol. Fuels from hemp, along with the recycling of paper, etc., would be enough to run America virtually without oil." Herer explained the versatility of hemp by saying, "It can be grown in virtually any climate or soil condition on Earth, even marginal ones."



Energy - The thought of hemp production as a cheap alternative to oil and gas is appealing because it can be converted to "biomass" that is, in turn, converted to energy. "Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol or gasoline at a fraction of the current cost of oil, coal or nuclear energy," Jack Herer, a longtime hemp activist and author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes," said. In his book, he says, "Hemp stems are 80 percent hurds" (pulp byproduct after the hemp fiber is removed from the plant). Hemps hurds are 77 percent cellulose - a primary chemical feed stock (industrial raw material) used in the production of chemicals, plastics and fibers ... an acre of full-grown hemp plants can provide from 50 to 100 times the cellulose found in cornstalks, kenaf or sugar cane."

  • Hemp grown for the production of biomass fuels can provide all of our gas, oil and coal energy needs and end dependency on fossil fuels.

  • Hemp results in a 95.5% fuel-to-feed ratio when used for pyrolysis the thermochemical process that converts organic matter into fuel.

  • Biomass has heating value of up to 8,000 BTU/lb., with virtually no residual sulphur or ash during combustion.

  • Biomass fuels offer a clean alternative to fossil fuels. No sulphur oxides are released, either during pyrolysis or combustion. A closed CO2 system is created. According to Stanley Manahan, «Environmental Chemistry », biomass fuels would not result in any net CO2 being added to the atmosphere.

  • Hemp is the #1 producer of biomass per acre in the world.

Textiles - People made hemp fabric thousands of years before the advent of written language. Hemp ropes and sails were the backbone of the sailing ship's service to people for 6,000 years. Betsy Ross made the first flag of the United States of America out of the finest, strongest fiber available, hemp fabric. According to HEMPTECH in Industrial Hemp, 1995, the manufacture of textiles is the third largest industry in the world. In 1938, hemp was used to producemore than 5,000 textile products.

"It is also said that the finest laces of the olden days were always made of hemp in preference to any other fiber." - Herndon, p.154.

Hemp makes great clothing, linens, lace, upholstery material, rugs, strapping, fire hose, sailcloth and canvas. Fabrics made from hemp are more insulating, softer, stronger, more water absorbent and last many times longer than cotton. This amazing plant fiber holds its shape as well as polyester, but "breathes" and is biodegradable because it is a completely natural fiber. It has been valued for its durability since before recorded history.

Hemp can be woven as coarse as burlap, smooth as silk, or intricate as lace. The canvas sails on thousands of years of ships and covers for the covered wagons were all made of hemp. The quality of this natural fiber has yet to be surpassed. This natural cycle of life can be used by the entire world, greatly reducing our foreign aid as nations prosper with hemp. Over the 1800's, hemp was gradually replaced by cheaper foreign fibers. By the 1930's, we as a nation were so far removed from the natural cycle of hemp, that people believed the lie (by our own government, of course) that hemp was some new killer weed with their made up name of marijuana.

One of the major reasons for ending hemp prohibition is that hemp can replace cotton as the nation's primary fiber. From The Emperor: "Finally, it must be noted that approximately 50% of all chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, etc.) used in American agriculture today are used in cotton growing. Hemp needs no chemicals, has virtually no weed or insect enemies -except for the U.S. Government and the DEA."

It is one of the major challenges of this decade that we find alternatives to the poisons of the synthetic society. The EPA Superfund cleanup program for a fraction of the toxic dumps in our country may cost as much as one trillion dollars. These chemicals, many of which are persistent in the environment, have poisoned our earth, our water, our food and ourselves. To be able to get rid of half of these agricultural poisons by replacing cotton with hemp, would be a major environmental miracle
.


World Hunger -

"Among the greatest harms of 'marijuana' prohibition have been the radical food insecurity and malnutrition that afflict the world, as the result of imposing scarcity of industrial hemp. Because hemp is the only common seed with three essential fatty acids, it s both unique and essential. Unique and essential natural resources have never been within the rightful jurisdiction of any court. Now that global climate change is a widely recognized threat, perhaps the climate-mitigation potential of Cannabis agriculture will be seriously considered" - P.E.A.C.E.

Even this guy knows the value and importance of Hemp to the American people:


National Security - Thomas Jefferson said it long ago and it still applies today.



Thomas was not just whistling "Dixie". In World War II, there was a shortage of hemp in the United States which was seriously affecting the war effort. The United States government, in a desperate attempt to encourage American farmers to grow hemp so we could have canvas, rope, etc., produced the following movie called "Hemp for Victory". I firmly believe that this statement from the United States Department of Agriculture is all the justification you need for legalizing industrial hemp and decriminalizing marijuana, which in itself, would free up our justice system and take possession of this medicinal herb out of the courts, returning many deserving people to their families and jobs and decreasing our unjustified prison population.


Here is the movie:





Justification
: You may need this in America but will be hailed around the world. I'm aware that you would face some initial opposition from the religious right on this so I've done some homework:


Cannabis Hemp is one of the many blessings that God gave to man as stated at Genesis 1:11 and Genesis 1:29, and we are commanded to appreciate and to use all of God's creations as long as it is received with thanks, as stated at 1 Timothy 4:4.

At Exodus 30:22-25, God gives the recipe to Moses for holy anointing oil. One of the key ingredients of this oil is cannabis hemp. The Hebrew word Keneh-bosem is mistranslated as sweet calamus, aromatic cane or sweet cane. Evidently, the bible translators are trying to hide the fact that this is marijuana.

This oil was smeared or sprinkled on everything holy such as the priest, the tent post and everything that was put on the altar as a burnt offering. Whenever it was burned, as the smoke ascended into heaven, thus; the prayers of those seeking atonement for their sins became a restful odor to God as stated at Exodus 29:18.

In the New Testament, this same oil was used to anoint Jesus before his crucifiction at Matthew 26:7-12, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:37-38, Mark 7:46, John 11:2 and John 12:3-5 shows that Jesus was covered with it from head to toe.

This same oil was used by the Disciples to heal the sick and to cast out demons at James 5:14, Mark 6:13 and Luke 10:34.

At Revelations 22:2, it states that the leaves from the Tree of Life will cure the nations. This is the same tree that is talked about in Genesis 3:22; that if you partake of this tree, that the devils control will be lifted from you and can lead you in the direction of everlasting life. Furthermore; the word Christ means the anointed one and the word Christians means those who are anointed with holy anointing oil.

see: Barbara Villard
http://freelifeministry.org/id45.html

Anyway you look at it, making this gift of nature legal is the right thing to do for the country at this time in our history. To not do so may well be financially disastrous. To summarize, Mr. President, just one simple stroke of your pen, the legalization of industrial hemp, will save the United States economy, revitalize several industries at once, and restore our country to its former greatness. I wish you success.


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