Recently this writer was challenged to a ‘debate’ on our 2A and the issue of Medical Marijuana.
There are three measures on the ballot in Missouri. Only one is endorsed. After the collection of 5% sales tax, 4% of said tax will benefit the Missouri Veteran Home.Because this will benefit my Brothers and Sisters in ARMS I will take on this challenge.
I proffer this argument:
I hate to give this gal traffic as her argument does NOT address issues I state, I will do so for the reader.
While she correctly addresses the issue that, at this time, MM is still listed Federally as a Schedule 1 drug, her argument does not include issues brought up in my recent article that she links. The removal from our U.S. Constitution of NATURAL BORN by Clarie McCaskill, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Obama, Mr. Coburn, Mrs. Clinton, and Mr. Webb. One would think it would have every Missourian OUTRAGED! Handing our HIGHEST office in the land to a NON-US-CITIZEN, in this writers opinion, is TREASON! One has to wonder why this issue was not addressed!
Other than innuendo and insults her argument, as far as this writer can discern; is this paragraph:
“The 2nd Amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. It says “arms”. Not “guns”. Users of marijuana have a multitude of other arms available to them that they may own and carry. Having a restriction on one type of arm (a firearm) is in no way, unconstitutional. “
Let me state, during my service in the Marine Corps our .45 and M-16’s were ALWAYS referred to as ARMS! In doing a search on the web for ARMS it will return this Wikipedia article.
There has always been debate regarding the verbiage of our Second Amendment. However that argument has been regarding Militias. In the state of Missouri, authorized by Missouri Governor Christopher’Kit ‘Bond in 1982 through Executive Order 82-17 However,the Missouri Militia has not truly been organized. Never has this writer seen an argument regarding “Arms”
Let me broach another topic of this “debate” by my zealous friend.
“Do I like the fact that gun owners are finding themselves in the position of choosing between their right to self defense and a drug that may (for example) help control their seizures? “ …
Amendment 2 addresses NINE illnesses, including, but not limited to, Cancer and MS! Medical Marijuana has been PROVEN to help relieve and cure some of these symptoms. As well the THC benefits are commonly used as an anti-inflammatory.
“Medical Marijuana is on the ballot this year, in my own state of MO. Until the issue is corrected at the federal level and marijuana is removed from the Schedule 1 list, I’m a firm “no” on all three ballot initiatives.”
Frankly I consider this nothing but FEAR MONGERING! What a ludicrous remark!
Voting on this issue is NOT going to take ones 2A away!
Simply Vote on it, get it approved and wait on the Federal Government to do what is RIGHT. In fact there is a Bill in the House at this moment that would allow the Veterans Administration to research and prescribe Medical Marijuana!
H.R. 5520 – To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use the authority of the Secretary to conduct and support research on the efficacy and safety of medicinal cannabis, and for other purposes.