So don’t get mad, get even!

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today vowed to continue the 100 year old witch hunt against persons who grow, distribute, and use marijuana even if millions of Californians go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2nd and pass Proposition 19, the statewide initiative that will tax, regulate, and control cannabis.


For Immediate Release
October 15, 2010

 ANAHEIM, Calif – Duane Roberts, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, condemns U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for opposing marijuana legalization and calls upon Californians to send him and the Democrats a “strong message” on election day by voting for every Green on their ballot:

“I strongly condemn U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s widely publicized vow to deny Californians the right to experiment with a model of marijuana legalization should they pass Proposition 19, the statewide initiative that would tax, regulate, and control cannabis in this state.

“I call upon the millions of Californians who, like myself, support ending the war on pot and are deeply offended by Mr. Holder’s comments to send him and other Democratic Party politicians a strong message on election day: vote for every Green Party candidate they see on their ballot.

“For example, Senator Barbara Boxer made it perfectly clear earlier this year that she opposes any efforts to legalize marijuana and industrial hemp in the State of California. So why throw away your vote on a candidate like her who supports the exact opposite of what you want? 

“And why waste it on a Democratic Party politician like Jerry Brown who as State Attorney General has turned a blind eye to the fact law enforcement agencies under his watch increasingly spend more of their time harassing young men of color who smoke pot than going after violent criminals?

“As the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate, one of the major themes of my campaign since day one has been to fully repeal all federal laws prohibiting people from growing, distributing, and using marijuana and hemp for medicinal, recreational, and industrial purposes.

“I think we all agree it is about time for this one hundred year old witch hunt being waged against persons who grow, distribute, and use pot to come to an end. But this stupidity is not going to stop until millions of people start to rebel against the system. One place to begin right now is at the ballot box.

“So don’t get mad, get even! On Tuesday, November 2nd, vote Green, not the machine. Send Mr. Holder and other Democratic Party politicians–including President Barack Obama–a strong message that they will never, ever are going to forget. Tell them they aren’t going to take advantage of you anymore.

“Seize the moment!”



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