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 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?
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
HEMP MEDICAL USES LIST
List of some medical uses of Cannabis hemp with dates mentioned, and source, if available.
|ALLERGIES / HAYFEVER|
|ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION|
|EATING DISORDERS / LOSS OF APPETITE||1980|
|GLAUCOMA (eye pressure)|
|HYPERTENSION (high blood pressure)|
|MENTAL ILLNESS / INSANITY||1838 1854|
|MIGRAINE (treatment & prevention)||1922 1890|
|PAIN RELIEF (nervous disturbance) CHRONIC PAIN |
BACK PAIN CANCER PAIN
|PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME / CRAMPS||1890|
|SEXUAL IMPOTENCE (not organic)||1922|
|SLEEP AID (insomnia) |
INABILITY TO SLEEP
|1922 1930 1890|
|SPASM OF THE BLADDER (cystitis)||1922|
|SPASTICITY & CONVULSION||1838 |
|STRESS REDUCER (general tonic)|
|STROKE (Protective from damage)||1998|
|TERMINAL ILLNESS USE FOR RABIES||1838 |
|TETANUS (or lock-jaw)||1838|
|TREMORS (Paralysis agitans)||1922|
|WASTING SYNDROME (AIDS & cancer)||1988|
|WITHDRAWAL FROM ADDICTION||1980|
- 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.
"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.
"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.
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:
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
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