Tinsley Grey Sammons

The Legalizers’ approach to ending the Drug War is fundamentally flawed. They fail to challenge the lawfulness of what is in fact a persecution of individuals who choose to medicate themselves without paying for written permission from a licensed professional; or they choose to pleasure themselves with alternatives to ethyl alcohol.

No power that is repugnant to the principles underpinning the unamendable July 4, 1776 Action of the Second Continental Congress has lawful authority. It is crucial that a citizen understand that lawful and legal are not synonyms. There is an ethical element in lawful that can be painfully absent in legal. History is replete with dreadful crimes, legally committed by agents of government.

To settle for anything less than an across the board repeal of the de facto prohibition of certain drugs is going to be a grievous mistake that will continue to impoverish and imprison harmless Americans for years to come — until a significant number of folks come to their senses regarding the only morally acceptable relationship between the individual and his government. Piecemeal “legalization” concedes a power to government that does not in truth lawfully exist. Drug Prohibition is the product of an intrinsically criminal distortion of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause.

As long as We, the People permit tyranny to be profitable, there will be plenty of tyranny. Just follow the money and you will always find the (frequently awful) truth.


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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 — is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.


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