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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of December 13, 2013

COP on the Hill

Stories from the week of December 13, 2013

Morning Senator:  I was waiting for my 10 o’clock meeting to start, when Senator Roy Blunt (R- MO) came up to me, shook my hand and asked, “What information are you giving my office today?”  I was able to give my 90 second pitch, emphasizing that I represented law enforcement who are against prohibition, advocate that drug issues should be handled by the medical community and the whole policy should be guided by the 10th Amendment.    That was a first chat ever with a Senator in his office. A double Crown Royal that night.  Just showing up is 80% of success.

You like that?:  A fellow Texan and I were chatting near the elevators in the Longworth House Office Bldg, when I noticed Congressman Labrador (R-ID) approaching with an aide.  When he came within easy ear-shot, I said in a fairly loud voice to my Texas buddy,” Idaho will legalize marijuana   in the next few years.”  The two looked at me for a moment and then went back to their conversation.

The Texan asked what I was doing, since we had not been talking about marijuana.  I told him I wanted to give the Congressman something to ponder.  He responded I was crazy in a good way.

You never know:  First let me say that currently there are rumors of about 5 Senators that might become candidates for President.  That said, I met with two aides of one of those 5.  This was a follow-up meeting, as we first met in 2012.  We had an excellent 45 minute chat, both stating they were one with me on marijuana being a states’ rights issue.

Their bosses biggest concern was how to answer the scenario of the DUI on marijuana.  I explained the detection, arrest, evidentiary and court room procedures to win a conviction.  I then pulled out of my briefcase a one pager of what I had just said.  They said they felt they had a handle on the ‘how to’ and would bring the idea of a companion bill (to HR 1523) to the boss and explain how to arrest, prosecute a DUIM.  Who knows?  If this seed bears fruit, you will hear my scream.


  • 1463 Presentations to Congressional staffers..  13 this week
  • 52 brief chats with Members of Congress.. 01 this week
  • 47 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.  01 this week



COP stats since inception: August 2009

  • 36 Radio Interviews..   0 this week
  • 65 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..  this week
  • 23 published interviews in major (daily)newspapers or magazine… 00 this week
  • 17 major conferences attended..  this week (CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions.  etc)  this week
  • 34 Appearances on major TV networks..this week(Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision)
  • 72 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $70,000)
  • 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.   If you agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow and want to be a part of the solution…  Go to:










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