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Stories from the week of June 10, 2011

COPs on the Hill

Your Voice in the United States Congress

Start the day right:  On Monday like all days, I started in Longworth café reading the paper & waiting for 10 AM.  Jeff, the chief of staff for Congressman Ron Paul saw me and came over to chat.  As he left, he told me not to be a stranger at his office.  That chat plus seven (7)  presentations made for a good day.

Up before the birds: ­  On Tuesday I was up at 0420 dark to drive into DC to make a presentation to 25 Rotarians.  It was my first Rotary in four (4) years and it felt good to connect with regular folks.  Though I was a bit rusty,* six members gave a ‘happy dollar’ saying they appreciated the good speaker of the morning.

Ending prohibition still only being whispered:  On Wednesday at the Capitol the group Right on Crime made a 90 minute presentation to about 150 of us.  Led by noted* conservative David Keane (now head of the NRA – National Rifle Assoc), the distinguished panel talked about ways to reduce crime and prison populations.

After the seminar I grabbed the chance to speak to the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.  He admitted that my question had merit ( I had asked him at the seminar if the group was aware that 70% of felony crime touches drug prohibition) and he agreed with my numbers.  But he mumbled something about the country was not ready for such a discussion.  Sigh & see me shaking my head.

*rusty = aus der Ubung

*noted = berühmt

 COPs 2nd year stats to date:

 153  presentations to Congressional staffers:  16 this week

TV appearances: 11 (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, cable) 

Newspaper stories: 7 dailes, 3 weeklies

Radio appearances: 8 ( this week)

Published LTE: 15 ( one this week)

Other media (bloggers, cable TV, minor publications, etc): 12 ( this week)

 9 (Member of Congress) contacts:    

5 other VIP (MD state Senator & Rep):   

 Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.   Your support keeps the COP voice loud and strong in the halls of the United States Congress.   We 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 send a check to:


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