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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of October 2, 2009

Howard on the Hill

 Stories from the week of October 2, 2009

­So easy, anyone could do it:   On Friday I had a fairly average day of six presentations.  One 30 minute chat with the legislative director of a major, Republican office set the tone for the day.   Right from the start,  he said he agreed with the COP position.  We agreed that marijuana was the ‘no-brainer’ * to start  with.    We spent the bulk of the time brain-storming* on how to persuade Members to vote for change.    

 NOTE:  the previous aide for this Member on the issue was an absolutely intractable, mean and nasty person.  This made the meeting all the sweeter.

Connecting the dots: *  On Sunday I attended a yearly, national  gathering of leaders who are concerned about mass immigration both legal and illegal and overpopulation of the country and world sponsored by the www.thesocialcontract.com   I was honored by their request to have me speak on the collision of two highly emotional polices: immigration and Modern Prohibition.   After my standard 8 minutes of how and why drug prohibition is so destructive and dysfunctional, I made the case that drug prohibition severely impedes our ability to control illegal entry of people on the southern border. 

 The 120 attendees listened and judging from the robust 15 minute Q & A*, many agreed with the COP position.  We gained allies for change.

**Note:  for my German friends I translate/help them with certain words and phrases 

*brain-storming = gemeinsame Problembewältigung

*connecting the dots = wie ein Rätzel zu lösen

*Q&A = question and answer

Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 per year.  Add your voice to those agree that Modern Prohibition/War on Drugs is the most destructive, dysfunctional and immoral policy since slavery & Jim Crow. 

 Make checks payable to:

 Citizens Opposing Prohibition Inc

PO Box 772

Buckeystown, MD  21717-0772



Officer Howard  Wooldridge (retired)

Drug Policy Specialist, COP – www.CitizensOpposingProhibition.org

Washington, DC

817-975-1110 Cell


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