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Re: Feds Target Pot Dispensaries in California

We acted in accordance with the US Constitution. Local police ignored the US Constitution, and attacked anyway.

We passed a state law.
Police circumvented the state law by appointing themselves medical professionals and deciding for us what was "reasonable amounts", and attacked anyway.

We passed a newer, clearer state law.
Police circumvented the new state law via "federal adoption guidelines", and attacked anyway.

We appealed to the Supreme Court. Eventually, we won.
Police backed off only partially, resorting to any technicality they could find and attacked anyway.

Now the Supreme Court has massively overstepped their own federal authority by tossing the 14th Amendment (states' rights) into the same dust bin they've already thrown the 4th Amendment, and police are attacking more than ever.

Attacking people for growing plants, for pete's sake. FOR GARDENING!

All the checks and balances have failed! The system is rotten to the core! The police are turning against the public, against innocent people who have done no wrong except by the strict definitions of Judeo-Christian religious doctrine.
They won't take us all on at once, so they paint arbitrary groups of people as "criminals" with arbitrary brushes, promising to leave the masses alone if the masses will just stand aside and let these INNOCENT PEOPLE be singled out for robbery, prison slave labor, and to be used as boogiemen to justify massively overblown police budgets and completely unnecessary police hiring when there should be massive police budget cuts and layoffs.

Don't you see what is happening? WE ARE BEING DIVIDED. WE ARE BEING CONQUERED.

Fascism is coming to America like you have never seen before. The counter-culture is the only likely source of resistance to this new fascism, and so it is being crushed one arbitrary pie-slice at a time.

And we're all just sitting here, keeping our heads down, watching it happen, and praying against all common sense that we can somehow keep living our safe, comfortable lives. That if we just keep quiet, keep doing our jobs, paying our taxes, and pathetically jumping through any new hoop the system places before us every year.

Free speech limitations? Okay.

Warrantless searches of library checkout records? Okay.

Secret no-fly lists? Okay.

Warrantless checkpoints on our roads? Okay.

Big Brother Total-Information-Awareness networks watching every dollar we spend, everywhere we go, and everyone we call? Okay.

Laws restricting what you can smoke, what you can drink, who you can marry, how you can have sex? Okay.

Staged 9/11 attacks by CIA-trained "terrorists" to justify military invasions of oil-rich foreign countries that posed no threat? Okay.

Blatant lies about WMDs to justify failed wars? Okay.

And you all just.. sit there?

This isn't a call for revolution. It's too late for revolution. You missed your chance to stop this train wreck. All you can do now is close your eyes and brace yourselves for pain and loss, because the train is already starting to crash. The party is over.

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