• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

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COPs on the Hill: Stories from the week of July 23, 2010

COPs on the Hill

 Stories from the week of July 23, 2010

I am a spy:  Searching for allies on our issue is a 24/7 vigilance* in Washington.   As you know, drug prohibition touches upon many other issues from foreign policy to terrorism to immigration.  Thus I attended a meeting at the OSI (Open Society Institute) this week, where the panel urged a policy based on open borders, amnesty, citizenship, etc.   The seminar was well-attended and a Congressional staffer happened to sit next to me.

 During Question and Answer I brought up the point that since the first priority of federal borders agents is drugs, the goal of a ‘secure border’ remains an elusive* goal.   NOTE:  both liberal and conservative Members speak publicly of the need for no illegal entry i.e. a secure border.  Two hours later we discovered we were both from Texas.  She said she had been sent by her Texas Member to spy on the seminar to learn what the liberals were thinking.   We had a short chat on my issue and parted company.

 I am humbled and honored:   The COP fiscal year ends on July 31.  The stats below will record our first year’s efforts.  So many of you have become members of COPs and given generously.   Each time I found a check in the post office box or received a notice from PayPal, I was grateful and energized by the support.   Your support  kept  a police voice/perspective in Washington, DC and to carry the message of anti-prohibition to all the Member offices .      Thank you.  Thank you so much.

*Vigilance = Wachsamkeit

  • Elusive = schwer faßbar

 COP stats since August 2009:

 443  presentations to Congressional Staffers (6 more this week)

7 presentations to VIPs (elected officials)

37 published Letters to the Editor (that we know of- one more this week)

Numerous conferences, hearings & briefings attended.  C-Span broadcast my question at a Senate briefing. (one hearing this week)

12  radio shows 

8  TV interviews (Colombian TV, Fox and Univision, NBC, cable)

Consider being a member of COPs at $30.00 or more per year.    Add your voice to those who agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow.  Go to: www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org and click on Donate/Join – by credit card or check.


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