Michael Stephen Levinson for President of United States!
Michael Stephen Levinson for President of United States!
Legal Cannabis / Hemp Policy Michael Stephen Levinson Candidate for President
For thousands of sailing ship years, all of the wind worn sails and ropes, most of the gear worn by the crews, all of the shirts and pants of land-locked serfs, along with the morning gruel they ate, was produced from cannabis / hemp.
How great to shop in any super market, able to choose between pure Quaker Oats and Oats 'n Hemp, a half 'n half ground mix, or get Original Formula Gruel at a better price, with a picture on the label of a serf kid wearing one of those big old serf shirts, holding a scythe with a huge field of hemp behind.
Gobble some original formula gruel in the morning. The gruel spends all day in your tummy eating yesterday's bad cholesterol. The next day you eat some more gruel, (with pure maple syrup), and when you go poddy the bad cholesterol goes out with the stool, so you out live all those high up folks in the castles who don't eat poor folks food. Is there anything criminal about your eating healthy food? Of course there is not.
That is why my Hemp Executive Order. For your health.
Years ago, BMW and Mercedes began experimenting with Henry Ford's original formula for manufacturing plastic from industrial hemp. Henry Ford actually produced one of his Fords with a tubular steel frame, and a bio-diesel motor. Bio meant the car ran on vegetable oil. Henry Ford's favorite vegetable oil of choice was hemp oil, and his choice car had a Ford manufactured, all hemp / plastic body.
Legend has it that Henry Ford swung a pick ax and gave it everything he had on that plastic Ford trunk lid, which used to be on display in the Ford Automobile Museum, in Dearborn, Michigan, but hard as Henry smashed that trunk, he couldn't scratch or dent his hemp / plastic trunk lid.
Today, all the Mercedes Benz trim, beginning at least with the 1999 Mercedes SL 500's, according to my personal physician who used to drive a '99 SL, (he got mad at the dealership and went back to Porche) is produced using Henry Ford's original formula for manufacturing plastic from hemp.
Recently Daimler Chrysler (this essay is obviously written a long time ago) announced the roofs of their Wrangler SUV series are being made from a "new" plastic formula which is duller in color than their regular metallic paints - therefore, the hearty new plastic is only being used on their roof tops. These Wrangler roofs are plastic made from Henry Ford's original plastic-from-hemp formula!
That is one of the reasons for my Executive Order. Super deal.
In Canada, an acre planted with industrial hemp is worth $500 (1999) US dollars. But in USA an acre of Archer Daniels' soy, or feed corn is worth much less, back in 1999, only $350 US dollars.
It does not require an imaginative stretch to hold that Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, and other corporate agri-greedy players all have their dollar hungry tongues quietly hanging out, getting ready for growing industrial strength hemp! These companies would love to do it.
I will not be shocked, upon taking the office of president, to uncover, in the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, (I can hardly wait to change the locks), copies of memoranda between the DEA and those price fixing folks from Archer Daniels Midland. In these memoranda the DEA asks Archer Daniels, I paraphrase, how might farmers be permitted to grow industrial hemp without someone else, in the same hemp patch, growing on the sly / that other stuff for a pot smoker's high?
Q. What does DEA stand for, schmucks?
A. Drug Enforcement ... Stinkers
Archer Daniels' response to DEA's inquiry states that hemp farms must have 9 foot fences with barbed razor wire on top, and round the clock armed guards, (just like Archer Daniels' current amber waves of soy, in all the localities where those few independent farmers left, and all of the local old timer folks in town hate them!).
In at least 15 states our farmers, truly grass root critters, have successfully lobbied their state's legislators for state laws which would permit the farmers there to grow Hemp.
Notwithstanding our guaranteed state's rights, the King George styled Washington, D.C. lawmakers, and all the bureaucracies they represent are against hemp planting. Why is that? What skin is it off their high salaried backs, never mind that over the centuries, armies have been mustered and wars were fought on the issue of what to plant and who gets the proceeds from the crop?
Those legislator / bureaucrats who insist on keeping these discriminatory, counter-productive laws in place - laws that violate God's Law, for all these rigid regulator legislator politishinz and bureau rats, continuous money in their personal pockets is the most likely reason why.
Politishinz get campaign donations from giant monopolist state civil service unions, a good example the prison workers unions, and they get fat campaign checks from prison construction companies, and construction unions, too. Money, and the politishinz' own personal status quo is behind their shrill calls, generally around election time, for deeper drug wars and more anti-drug laws. (This was written in 1999).
But the raging drug war isn't a war against drugs at all! This so-called drug war is really a war against harmless people. The actual drug-war drugs captured in this phony war are hauled into court as evidence against the poor people, and then, after the trial, the drug "evidence" that should've been destroyed is often resold on the street, or reused by snitches to entrap more drug users. The drug-war drugs are recycled! And the hopeless people caught in this mix are cycled off to prisons to live for years behind bars. What use to build a prison without inmates? The other side of the coin is overcrowded prisons that cost the tax payers too much to operate, so murderers and rapists are released early while the harmless pot smokers languishes behind bars.
What kind of "drug" war is this?
The drugs keep coming. Our people are trapped. Our jails keep filling. And our tax dollars pay for this sad charade where everyone loses. After close to forty years of drug prohibition and unwinnable "drug wars' are we better off from these wars? Safer? Healthier? We are not!
Those shouting loudest in favor of drugs staying illegal - drug prohibition - our drug laws' poor-folks-oppressive status quo - these people are personally making money from maintaining this status quo. It's that plain and simple. Let these drug war enforcers find something else to do!
Cannabis / hemp, and your personal right to grow and use it is the agri-industrial-medicinal planet saving issue of the 21st century.
Though feared today, by politishinz and bureaucratz who fear unknowns, like getting "high," or having an intimate sexual experience, natural industrial cannabis / hemp has more to do with the overall health, production, and growth of our nation than anyone realizes. Meanwhile, the politishinz' drug czars ring up billions on mind altering get-you-high and / or get-you-viag-rod prescription potions.
Cannabis / hemp is an Agri-Industrial-Medicinal boon for all man kind! A boon. The sophisticated renewable resource is a giant miracle that comes from your Almighty G-d through His first wife, Mother Nature.
That is why Solomon the prophet King of Israel heeded God and burned cannabis as incense during his Sabbath service so all 80,000 members of his Congregation had a whiff and from one whiff were made, in their minds, closer to G-d.
We will all be so much healthier and better off as a nation with natural, pesticide free hemp fields growing, than keeping our current counter productive drug laws in place. Prohibitions breed bureaucracies, which feed on themselves and multiply, sucking our tax wealth.
The oldest "crime" (rhyme is my crime) is not prostitution, dummies - it's smuggling! Someone declares some "good" or "product" illegal, and a tax free smuggling cash cow springs up overnight, followed by a police state bureaucracy to fight it.
Beginning with my industrial hemp plan via my Executive Order, and via the same Executive Order, the simultaneous radical closure of all these illegitimate drug prohibition laws that violate God's law, I will start moving at least one hundred billion dollars - $100,000,000,000 - from the unbridled underground economy into our tax buckets. We need the money!
It sure would be good to have a couple spare hundred billion dollars around to draw down our gnashional credit card debt, which is my intent. More than fifteen cents from each of our tax dollars goes down the crapper now just paying the in tryst on our national debt.
Is there any prob limb with letting Mother Nature take her own course in people's lives - those who want marijuana for their own purpose, whether recreational or medicinal pleasure can get it, and those that don't won't?
Meanwhile, we the people living on the dollars-for-hours ground tap into the billions of underground economy green backs that are out there growing regardless, and use that fresh revenue for the creative Medicare, Medicaid, and educational programs we need and want.
America currently has 2 million people behind bars in prisons, a greater percentage of citizens incarcerated than any other nation in the free world! Almost half of these non-violent people are jailed because they violated our, upon my election, soon-to-be-eliminated by Executive Order, some stupid, counter productive, unworkable failed drug laws.
Never mind the fresh 100 billion dollars coming from a progressive policy that slobbers all the politishinz and bureaukratz.
What is it actually costing the American taxpayers from our current tax dollars - to house these citizens in cages like dangerous animals? How many billions of dollars of our federal and state taxes will be saved when we eliminate this preposterous cannabis criminality and let people alone, as everyone is entitled to live their own life!
Wouldn't the state of Texas, and every state be better off, instead of spending billions of your tax dollars on incarceration, spending the money, when we end this fascist pot incarceration, on improved schooling for the kids? In the last ten years, six of them under then Guvnuh George Dubyuh Bush, the State of Texas built 77 prisons and one community college. One college - 77 prisons.
George Bush didn't make any bones about this issue. When governor his Texas priority was prisons for drug users. But Dubyuh, can hardly utter one sentence without slurring at least a word in every spoken breath - a sign of nervousness, or perhaps a tell tale sign of permanent, though minor brain damage from his own alcohol abuse.
George Dubyuh Bush was / is an empty suit. The lack-luster guvnuh from Texas is / was not your personal choice to lead our nation into this new century. Half the people who voted for Bush did so because they didn't like the other guy, Al Gore of Bore. Bush was the Money & Power choice to care-take and maintain the rich folks status quo in exchange for high office. The tax cuts for the rich he pushed also benefit every Member of Congress!
When I was a kid, a common phrase about our U. S. of A. was, "free country." But in so many ways our land of the free has become a Prison Industrial Complex, fueled by campaign donations to Members of Congress, and to Governors like Bush, when he was governor, and state legislators, from the construction companies who just so happen to make their livings, building the prisons. Wouldn't our tax dollars be so much better spent building schools and raising the pay for teachers?
But as long as these drug prohibition laws are on the books, it's reason for lack-luster folks like Governor George W. Bush (when he was governor) to build more prisons, (with the tax payer's dollars), of course, and an excuse to harass and arrest non-violent people, (also tax payers), whose only crime was/is the failure to adhere to illegitimate laws that most people do not believe in and therefore do not subscribe to in the first place.
Thou Shalt Not Covet refers to coveting your neighbor's health, good nature and well being, as well as your neighbor's spouse. It is against Almighty God's law to convict people via false witness, and further against God's law to then breed them amongst themselves locked in cages like malevolent dangerous animals.
Against God's Law! Are we a God fearing nation? Then we should try adhering to God's Law! At least we can eliminate those laws that clearly violate God's law. Which is another reason for solving this "drug" issue for the nation with an Executive Order, my first day in office.
Had our farmers in South Carolina been growing Mother Nature's hemp instead of corporate cotton, the floods brought on by hurricane Floyd would have surely stressed any hemp plants, from being under two feet of water for nearly a week, but Mother Nature (God's first wife), would've certainly taken care, and even with an off kilter flood driven harvest, 60% of each hemp plant would have been saved and sold, for at least the manufacture of paper, if not rope!!
Sadly, the poor South Carolina cotton growers lost their whole crop. Chances are a post flood hurricane Floyd medicinal hemp field would have fully recovered and grown 12 feet tall in the South Carolina sun instead of their normal ten feet tall.
The day after New Years Eve 2000, the temperature hit 60 degrees in New York City. Could it be that global warming has finally arrived on the doorsteps of The New York Slimes and The Wall Street Gurgle? Nope. Not according to the naysayers of year 2000 who didn't understand the nature of global warming, the warning, because three days later it was sub-zero. (This essay was originally written in 1999.)
Over the whole of the good ship mother urf, there is only one known annually renewable natural resource capable of providing for a major share of the world's paper and textile needs and most of the world's transportation, industrial and home energy health needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, naturally rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere. THE PLANT IS CANNABIS HEMP!
A mini-short term goal is ten million acres of hemp planted within 90 days of taking office. George Washington grew hemp at Mt. Vernon! Thomas Jefferson smuggled the first hemp seeds out of France, to sprout in America, when he was our ambassador there! Were these two of our founders alive today, would you want them jailed for importing seeds and growing hemp?
Family car (not my family, though I did get to sit in this classic car)
Supposedly growing Industrial Hemp sends the wrong Jefferson / Washington message to our youth, so the politishinz claim. But it is the corrupt, contemptible pot laws that send the wrong message to our youth, our young at heart, and everyone else along for the ride.
This is the good ship mother earth. Whatever deck you live on, the cards are dealt out evenly. When it comes time to change the course of human history, on the good ship mother urf, all the world cries out for is a spokesman - a spokes person - to turn the wheel.
We are not going to have world peace unless we repeal our drug prohibition laws in United States first and demonstrate leadership to the rest of the world on this social issue. Otherwise we are soon to be the laughing stock of all the other nations, because all over the world, governments are changing their laws that deal with these so-called dangerous drugs that start out as plants in the ground. The world's people know that cannabis hemp is a valuable viable crop, not a drudge on humanity.
Industrial hemp farms are springing up all over Europe and Canada. How long before whole car bodies are manufactured using Henry Ford's original formula for plastic from hemp?
Recently, (1999) Bill Bradley and Al Gore both said they'd both smoked marijuana when they were younger men. What was /is the Bradley-Gore message being sent to youth? The "Lev" campaign for president needs a cartoonist. Anyone inspired by the following dialogue please send the panels to firstname.lastname@example.org
First panel: two kids watching TV talk show with B. Bradley and Al Gore on the TV set stating they both used marijuana. Second, third, and forth panels are the two kids talking about it. First kid looks like a tie-die beatnik hippie, the other with corporate short hair, is wearing a shirt and tie.
Tie-die kid: "Hey those dudes are running for president, and they both smoked dope when they were our age."
Shirt-tie kid: "Yeah. They quit smoking pot and now they are running for president."
Tie-die kid: "So if we quit smoking pot we could end up like them, candidates for president."
Shirt-tie kid: "Golly! Let's smoke another joint, and change the channel to MTV."
So what is the multiple message youth get from Bradley's and AL Gore's pot smoking admissions? One message is that smoking pot will NOT turn you into a junkie crazed crack pimp whore street mugger, as Bradley and Gore, include Obama obviously all survived the experiences of smoking marijuana.
Neither of these candidates said they were sorry for smoking pot when they were younger. Neither said that given the chance to do it all over again they wouldn't have done it. Neither of them said that. And neither belongs above you and the law in your "highest" office, either, as they are all obviously hypocrites on this issue.
At this point a fair quest yin for any citizen to ask is: Do I, Michael Stephen Levinson, a certified elder Yippie chieftain from the Woodstock Nation, poetry division, smoke dope?
The answer: certainly I smoke every dope within earshot. Stupid people burn up when ever I talk. Relative to my firmly supporting the smoking habits of 25 million hard core pot heads in America, as long as these dopes wanna lay around, out of circulation, burning their money - let them! Burning their marijuana dollars helps keep our interest rates down, which curbs inflation. Consuming dollars by smoking them is hippily patriotic!
Especially when the in-between money generated is to be earmarked for free medical education for Dr.'s, nurses, dentists, and all related personal, that in exchange for lowering the costs - their charges - for delivering their medical services.
Those who like marijuana like it. Those who don't, don't. When you are old enough, you are fully in charge of your own body, and will remain so as long as you don't use your body to harm someone else. Violence against people costs you your freedom to be around other people.
The key to ending drug abuse is truthful education as opposed to going through the motions in a multiple choice classroom setting.
As president I will produce and play a major part in films made primarily for young people beginning in the 3rd and 4th grade. The kids will see me - the leader of their country - interviewing druggies before during and after their drug experiences.
The kids will clearly see what the drugs do to those people who abuse the drugs. The kids will see and hear their president's personal take on what these drugs are actually all about. The kids will be encouraged to draw the right conclusions, for the right reasons, on their own.
Shouldn't your president be an honest person who is believable to children? With Michael Stephen Levinson president and Muhammad Ali your vice president (Ali is my first choice, circa 1999, Barky Obama today-nay-Jesse Ventura)) the next generation of kids will not become dope addicts because they will have an honest advance appraisal from films they saw with people they trust.
On the issue of smoking pot while in office, this isn't an issue. The president of United States has to get up early in the morning, and be clear as a bell all day long every day. But what anyone might do, even the president, when they are all alone, or with someone they love and trust, is really their own private business and not open to public discussion.
I do foresee lots of slap-stick jokes about this pot smoking business during, "Live At The White House", my proposed after dinner united family talk show that will air from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. five nights a week.
The president of USA is the person we trust to lead and show the way for the rest of us.
Research confirms marijuana's medical benefits
A research team led by Dr. Donald Abrams of the University of California at San Francisco published a landmark study showing that marijuana provides unique medicinal benefits.
The report, which was published in the journal Neurology, found that smoking marijuana significantly reduced a specific type of pain that often afflicts patients with HIV/AIDS. Patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy can feel as if their hands and feet are on fire, or as if they're being stabbed with a knife. Neuropathic pain ? that is, pain caused by damage to the nerves ? is also common in several other illnesses, including multiple sclerosis.
In response, David Murray, the top "scientist" at the White House drug czar's office, said, "People who smoke marijuana are subject to bacterial infections in the lungs. Is this really what a physician who is treating someone with a compromised immune system wants to prescribe?" The White House never disappoints us with its firm commitment to avoiding reality.
In any case, Dr. Abrams' study generated widespread media coverage. Articles appeared in the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Seattle Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Since the advent of AIDS, medical practitioners have been able to do very little to ease the suffering caused by neuropathy. Indeed, there are no FDA-approved treatments for peripheral neuropathy in HIV patients. Even powerful, dangerous, and highly addictive narcotic painkillers are often ineffective in mitigating this pain.
Yet in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (the "gold standard" of scientific research), a majority of HIV/AIDS patients participating in the study experienced more than 30% pain reduction after smoking marijuana. By some measures, the pain relief was even greater. Considering that the study used government-supplied marijuana of notoriously poor quality, the benefits of medical marijuana could easily be greater than the study results indicate.
The study further underscored the need to change laws to allow for legal access to medical marijuana for seriously ill patients. Groups are currently working to pass such laws in Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York, as well as pursuing legislation on the federal level to protect patients in the 11 states that have already passed medical marijuana laws. Visit www.mpp.org/2007plan for more information.
My Candidacy is Distinguished
I created a Vehicle for World Peace. The New York Times columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, is my choice for Secretary of State. My world wide dusk until dawn spoken poem for all mankind, with every line a delicate sensible rhyme, is going to air on all the television channels and all of our radio channels, world wide. Thomas L. Friedman will go around to all of the countries not especially our friends today, where he, Thomas L. Friedman has personal friends; and, as Secretary of State he will convince those governments to "officially" tune in to my world peace poem.
World peace begins with a peaceful night where all the world's people participate together in my 'mull tie ling well" poem. (These countries not our friends today ought to be willing to let my program air because their citizens are going to get the show via their satellite dishes regardless).
A final note: We know that when hemp cross pollinates with "psychedelic" marijuana, the "high" qualities of the plant, the cannaboids that relieve mild anxiety are fouled! So the people against pot smoking should be in favor of hemp growing! But they aren't. Support my candidacy. I will become President and change the law via Executive Order.