Certainly, teens cannot go long without hearing the commonly repeated phrase – users incessantly repeat it - “the government lied about marijuana.” Obviously, with the concept that marijuana is medicinal, and has become pseudo-legal in 13 states, the wrong message has reached our youth.
This concept is increasingly evident in that it has even been facilitated by a book for users to show to their pre-school children
This mistaken concept has even encouraged youth to try other drugs. After all, the reasoning goes, “if they lied about marijuana and it’s safe - - - it’s even medicinal, . . . what about other drugs?” A whole new world is opening to our children.
It’s not just a collision of cultures; it’s good vs. evil.
Couple this with the mounting stress on the family – pressures we don’t expect to impact our youth do. The talk of war, terrorism, porous borders, a failing economy, unemployment, our president who deceptively spoke in platitudes, yet broke promises from the inception of his administration.
All this has led youth to distrust the government even more – exactly what America doesn’t need, especially now.
But it all began three decades ago; the director of NORML, told an Emory University audience that they would be using the issue of medicinal marijuana as a "red herring" to give marijuana a good name.
It goes deeper than that. There’s a well-financed, deep-pockets (what I labeled) “legalizer cartel” more commonly known as “The Billionaires Three” who are financing a movement to legalize all drugs. They financed the publication of the above book.
Their own words reveal that they planned to present marijuana as “medicinal” to break down the public’s resistance … resistance to the legalization of all drugs.
The political atmosphere, our children are growing up in, the rejection of both big government and the traditional political parties, (where the people’s power base once resided) is beginning to draw people toward a new party - the Libertarian Party. My DEA friend labeled them, “the party of eternal adolescence.” Like the Taliban, libertarians would return us to the 17th century – where all drugs are legal. Is this the world we want for our children?
The well-funded marijuana lobby, like the tobacco lobby, carried out a multi million dollar media blitz which (under the guise of compassion) deceived the populace. Persuasive fraudulent TV ads were well funded by the drug legalization cartel.
There’re few families who remain untouched by substance abuse. It’s time parents take action.
Our job, as parents, is to bring up our children as safely, well-rounded - armed to deal with this changing world as best we can. Part of that entails teaching them to leave all the doors open to them . . . . Drug use and abuse slams and locks opportunities from them; we must do what we can to keep our children not only safe, but able to provide for themselves and their future loved ones in a decaying economy.
All the above is why we need drug testing in our schools. Random drug testing alerts parents to the problem in our children’s schools when they appear.
When offered drugs, (and they will be), random testing gives them a strong and legitimate reason to reply “No way; my school does random drug testing.”
Whether it’s curiosity, rebellion or stress, our youth need an easy way to justify making the statements to those who would challenge them; peer pressure is strong.
Be involved; begin a movement – talk to other parents about starting drug testing in our children’s schools.
Don’t forget; there is a well-funded movement telling them just the opposite. The Internet has hundreds of thousands of websites that talk of drug use in a positive ways. That “message,” is everywhere they turn. You are the anti-drug movement they can trust but they must hear you talk of it – not just to them, but reinforced by comments to others, in front of them.
It’s not just pot. Learn the “code words” which your children’s friends may use thinking they can talk to each other without your knowing what they’re saying.
For your children, for you too, this is a live and death situation. Your children need to understand how life works. Being an advocate, … an activist, is your job – sit them down and explain to them how life works.
There is evil in this world - those who want your children to try and use drugs are a perfect example.
By John English
August 18, 2009