On The Drug War
By Nicholas Ifkovits
The King James Bible (the indisputable word of God according to Christians), Genesis 1:29, states: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth…
In general, the people of the United States claim to be a “Christian nation.” Yet, in defiance of the very word of God, the United States government makes it a federal crime for any American anywhere in the U.S. to grow in their own backyards or homes, healing, pain-relieving, herb bearing medicinal plants such as marijuana, Coca, or heroin-bearing poppies. Why?
Because these medicines, given to the people by God (according to the King James Bible), will harm us. How? According to the United States government, if people are allowed to grow their own medicine they will die. Accordingly, the U.S. government is protecting us from the word of God. I sense a contradiction here.
In the course of Mexico’s “drug war,” between 2006 and 2011 some 40,000 people have died. In addition to that, how many have died in the United States over this “drug war”? How many imprisoned at great tax-payer expense? Not to mention the cost of families destroyed as fathers and mothers are imprisoned and their children become wards of the state.
If the current drug war is about saving lives, how many lives would be saved by not having a drug war at all? If people could grow these medicinal plants in their own backyards and homes as God intended, how many people would die over it? Would a scant few people (by their own choice) die from overdosing (abusing) these medicines? Yes. Will some people die in airplane crashes? Yes. Should we then outlaw airplanes to “save the children?”
It appears that allowing citizens of the United States to grow their own medicines in their own backyards and homes, as God intended, would only harm the profits of huge drug companies and drug dealers. Clearly, it would put an end to the “drug war.”
Why is the federal government of the United States so fiercely opposed to ending the “drug war”? Because it’s protecting us? You can turn anything into a weapon of war. Even a good deed.
Clearly God intended that people should have these various pain-relievers. The U.S. government agrees, as long as they’re provided by multi-billion dollar corporations and drug dealers. But if a person grows them at home (as God intended according to the King James Bible) it’s a federal offense worthy of the destruction of families, imprisonment and death.
Why would the government of a “Christian” nation such as the United States be so fiercely opposed to such a simple, biblical, God-given decree such as: I give you every herb bearing seed…?
It must have something to do with money. And who gets it. And why and how. Is that why Jesus got so angry and overturned the money-changers’ tables? Was Jesus angry over corruption?
God only knows.
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