President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of 79 people incarcerated in federal prison, almost all of whom were serving time under outdated and harsh drug sentences. This round of commutations brings the number of prisoners whose sentences have been commuted under President Obama to more than 1,000. […]
“President Obama deserves praise for commuting the sentences of people who deserve to be reunited with their families,” said Tony Papa, media relations manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, who was granted clemency in New York State in 1997 after serving 12 years under the Rockefeller Drug Laws for a first-time nonviolent drug offense. “It’s my hope that the president continues to grant freedom to those who deserve a chance to re-enter society.”
He also deserves sharp criticism for upholding the wrongful suffering of millions of other people (including those in the future).
As a presidential candidate, Obama righteously declared the war on drugs to be an “utter failure”.
The “most powerful man in the world” managed to free roughly 1,000 victims of the hypocritical prohibition addiction (always lying and stealing from taxpayers to get a prohibition fix) — a pittance beyond whatever appreciation exists among those victims, but still an acknowledgement of the awful injustice running rampant without any peep by the mainstream media on behalf of the people’s right to know to finally put a firm stop to one of the grossest mass rights-infringing scams in American history.
He could of leveraged executive power over the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (if not outright dismantle it).
He could of publicly pressed Congress to repeal the Controlled Substance Act on firm grounds that we do not even have a “drug free” prison system — nonetheless literally one shred of concrete (so credible) evidence proving we live in even a slightly more “drug free” America as a result — i.e. the fact is prohibition does not work at all by any logical (so fair, so just) measurement.
He bent over for special interests in “law enforcement” (in unrealism quotes, because there is no rationale — in an uncorrupt judicial system — that leaves the CSA constitutional at any level of government, factually speaking — even despite the Commerce Clause that was flatly illegally redefined, and then still misinterpreted repeatedly in this case), the pharmaceutical industry (too often with their harsh side effects and questionable medical effectiveness — as compared with cannabis), the alcohol industry (with entertainment, so education, constantly encouraging people to drink up at least arguably the most dangerous recreational drug ever to exist), and the religious industry (violators of unalienable rights throughout our nation’s history in the name of their — but not necessarily other “free” Americans’ — beliefs).
Until I see the serious public press now urgently needed (on behalf of millions of victims) to raise sharp criticism against prohibition in the mainstream spotlight, any public praise is premature.
To declare our nation great — while persecution has existed throughout our entire national history — is shameful.
National greatness has (preferably yet) to be achieved.
Not ‘love it or leave it’, but love it enough to fix it now to genuinely protect the children (and everyone else).
You can react emotionally negative to my points (and/or continue to ignore them), but you can not fairly (so justly) refute them.
Prompting article: President Obama Commutes the Sentences of 79 More People, Bringing His Total to more than 1,000
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