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Support Guatemalan President Molina’s Call For Legalization


Guatemala flagBy Neill Franklin

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina recently declared that he will present a proposal for drug legalization in Central America at the Summit of the Americas next month. Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti began a tour to discuss the proposal with regional leaders and garner support for it, starting with Panama, Costa Rica and Salvador on February 29th.

Unsurprisingly, the move was greeted by a quick rebuke from the U.S. government. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Latin America this week attempting to silence the drug legalization movement that is drawing increasing support among various heads of state.

President Molina’s initiative is unprecedented and marks the first time since the launching of the “war on drugs” by Richard Nixon in 1971 that a foreign head of state has actively challenged the US-led policies of drug prohibition and tried to build a coalition against drug prohibition.

We all need to show our support to President Molina and his potential Latin American allies. We also need to put pressure on the Obama administration to ensure that it doesn’t stall Molina’s proposal, and that it allows a truthful debate at the April 14-15 Summit of the Americas and beyond.

Please take a moment to sign this petition in support of President Molina’s call for drug legalization.

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.)
Executive Director

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  1. Some day soon, Joe Biden, and the rest of his fellow prohibitionists, will all stand trial for crimes against humanity. They are not just profiteers, haters, liars, and murderers; the utter destructiveness of their life’s work, proves beyond doubt that these monsters are the very incarnation of lucifer himself. At the very least, all these people deserve to spend the rest of their lives in the same corporate cages that they now hold shares in. 

    Prohibition has triggered the worst crime wave in history, escalating gang warfare even beyond what was experienced in the dark-days of alcohol bootlegging.

    * It has created a black market with massive incentives to hook both adults and children alike.

    * It has put previously unknown and contaminated drugs on our streets.

    * It has made these substances widely available even in schools and prisons.

    * It has created a prison-for-profit synergy with drug lords. 

    * It has helped remove many important civil liberties from the very citizens it falsely claims to represent.

    * It has grossly inflated the number of people on welfare who can’t find employment due to their felony status. 

    * It has grossly escalated Murder, Kidnapping, Extortion, Theft, Muggings and Burglaries.

    * It has diverted scarce law-enforcement resources away from protecting citizens from the ever escalating violence against their person or property.

    * It has overcrowded the courts and prisons, thus making it increasingly impossible to curtail the people who are hurting and terrorizing others.

    * It has evolved local gangs into transnational enterprises with intricate power structures that reach into every corner of society, helping them control vast swaths of territory while gifting them with significant social and military resources.

    Imagine if we were to chop down every single tree on the planet as a response to our failure to prevent tree-climbing accidents. That’s what our misguided drug policy looks like. Isn’t it time we all stood up and told the government, that we’re tired of being beaten and jailed so that pharmaceutical companies can poison and kill us for obscene profits?

    Prohibition Prevents Regulation : Legalize, Regulate and Tax!

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