• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of August 21, 2015


Stories from the week of August 21, 2015

Liberty or Death: Except in the case of using marijuana. A Legislative Director for an R Texas office and I had an excellent give/take chat. His case centered around his belief that the use of MJ causes “moral rot.” I asked if he could quote a passage in the Bible to that idea. (not yet). After I left,  I read on the back of his (and the Congressman’s card) Liberty or Death….Yikes!!

Boy, if only had a nickel every time I heard that: The phrase, ‘The Senator’s position on marijuana is evolving.’ rang in my ear often this week and last. It was sweet music, as the 10th Amendment gains strength.

Transition: Making my presentations on Monday, I received a call from the rancher who boards Misty. Her one eye was in terrible shape. The vet confirmed she was totally blind. 17 years ago the same condition ‘moon blindness’ had attacked her right eye and all the medications had had zero effect. On Wednesday I had the vet put her down.

Misty, the unofficial mascot of drug reform, is now riding with the angels. Her life in fotos below.

Misty 1994 – 2015

1938 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    16 this week


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

00 meetings this week

19 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  0 this week

82 brief chats with Members of Congress..   0 this week

82 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 this week

149 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     00 this week

38 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 00 this week

59 Radio Interviews..  0 this week

88 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week

22 major conferences attended..   (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)    0 this week

38 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC)…0 this week (BBC)

*   2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

*      Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.  30 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.  www.citizensopposingprohibition.org





< OLE-Objekt: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >>


Trail’s End: NYC October 2005


< OLE-Objekt: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >>



Field work in Colorado 2012


< OLE-Objekt: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >>


Misty (above) is the author of: Misty’s Long Ride – Across North America on Horseback

Her account of taking Howard 3100 miles from Georgia to Oregon to end the war on drugs


Field Work: 2010 California


< OLE-Objekt: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >>


Field Work: Virginia 2008


< OLE-Objekt: Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) >>


Field Work in Maryland: 2009




Crossing the Mississippi River in 2002



On the beach in Oregon 2003



Beaches of California: Spring of 2005 (ride two across America)











Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Filed under:On the Hill

No Comments

Post a comment