Saturday, March 26, 2011


When H.R. 4872 did not provide any of us uninsured folks with health insurance, it is a corrupt contract to levy taxes onto the states, GA will suffer $2.5 billion in deficits over the next 10yrs. without repeal, the only thing it did provide: raging unemployment 9-10%+, still no health insurance, and $14 trillion dollar federal deficit. 

Friday, March 18, 2011


From this day forth, the Tea Party: comprised of various social, religious, and political groups, whose focus is fiscal responsibility and government accountability; meaning that the government is accountable to the people whom they serve and represent, petition the powers that be to rescind the Patriot Act, because it is unconstitutional. Our citizenship binds us to an irrevocable Oath, to do what is best for our country. With that stated, there are many laws that impose the government’s will that are not shared by current American sentiment or reflect the will of the people. This dissent has grown to an unimaginable din within a few short years, due to economic and financial repression, coupled with government ineptitude.
The first order of the “The Tea Party Treatise” is to bring social order and peace to our communities with respect to individual rights and community responsibility. Existing laws have been abused by Public Safety entities and the Judiciary to violate Habeas corpus, under the guise of preserving national security. This causes people to mistrust our leadership and government, and rightfully so. The Patriot Act bolstered existing laws to trump the Constitution and The Bill of Rights, which was never its original purpose, as it was written initially with good intentions and composed to serve as a balancing mechanism of justice. However, it is the interpretation of this Act, in accordance with other laws, that we find to be beyond the original design of limited government.
The imposition of mandatory one year sentences for breaking any provision of the Act, even if done so to preserve oneself and countrymen from danger, betrays justice in thwarting due process by underscoring the presumption of innocence before conviction of guilt. The Act punishes citizens for crimes against their country and discounts the guarantee of a quick and speedy trial, often with delays and imprisonment that punish an individual prior to a hearing or trial taking place, as the punishment is mete prior to proper hearing or trial, with a result of unlawful detainment, hefty fines, probation fees, and five to seven years probation with voting rights restricted. Soldiers are being crucified as “war criminals” and meeting a similar fate by same unconstitutional processes.
For these reasons, and for these about to be discussed, we implore the rights of our citizens and soldiers be fully restored by repealing the Patriot Act. Studies have shown consecutively for four years, that more people are dying from prescription drugs, than any other legal or illegal drugs combined:

Annual Causes of Death in the United States

  1. (2009 - opiate treatment and overdose deaths in Europe) "More than 60 per cent of drug treatment demand in Asia and Europe relate to opiates that are, especially heroin, the most deadly drugs. Deaths due to overdose are, in any single year, as high as 5,000-8,000 in Europe, and several times this amount in the Russian Federation alone."
  2. Source:
  3. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, "Addiction, Crime and Insurgency: The transnational threat of Afghan opium" (Vienna, Austria: October 2009, p. 7.
  5. see table annual causes of death by cause)
    435,000 1
    365,000 1
    85,000 1
    75,000 1
    55,000 1
    26,347 1
    32,000 2
    30,622 3
    29,000 1
    20,308 4
    20,000 1
    17,000 1, 5
    7,600 6

    6. (2006 - alcohol deaths) "In 2006, a total of 22,073 persons died of alcohol-induced causes in the United States (Tables 23 and 24). This category includes not only deaths from dependent and nondependent use of alcohol, but also accidental poisoning by alcohol. It excludes unintentional injuries, homicides, and other causes indirectly related to alcohol use as well as deaths due to fetal alcohol syndrome."
    Heron MP, Hoyert DL, Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: Final data for 2006. National vital statistics reports; vol 57 no 14. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009, p, 11.

    7. (2006 - suicide) The US Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2006, there were a total of 33,300 deaths from suicide in the US.
    Heron MP, Hoyert DL, Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: Final data for 2006. National vital statistics reports; vol 57 no 14. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009, Table B.

    8. (2006 - drug induced causes) "In 2006, a total of 38,396 persons died of drug-induced causes in the United States (Tables 21 and 22). This category includes not only deaths from dependent and nondependent use of legal or illegal drugs, but also poisoning from medically prescribed and other drugs. It excludes unintentional injuries, homicides, and other causes indirectly related to drug use, as well as newborn deaths due to the mother’s drug use."
    Heron MP, Hoyert DL, Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: Final data for 2006. National vital statistics reports; vol 57 no 14. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009, p, 11.

    9. (2006 - homicide) "The US Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2006, there were a total of 18,573 deaths from homicide in the US.
    Heron MP, Hoyert DL, Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: Final data for 2006. National vital statistics reports; vol 57 no 14. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009, Table B.

    10. (2003 - HIV, leading cause of death, and race) The Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2003, HIV disease was the 22nd leading cause of death in the US for whites, the 9th leading cause of death for blacks, and the 13th leading cause of death for Hispanics.
    Heron, Melonie P., PhD, Smith, Betty L., BsED, Division of Vital Statistics, "Deaths: Leading Causes for 2003," National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 55, No. 10 (Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, March 15, 2007), p. 10, Table E, and p. 12, Table F.

    11. (2000 - illicit drug use) "Illicit drug use is associated with suicide, homicide, motor-vehicle injury, HIV infection, pneumonia, violence, mental illness, and hepatitis. An estimated 3 million individuals in the United States have serious drug problems. Several studies have reported an undercount of the number of deaths attributed to drugs by vital statistics; however, improved medical treatments have reduced mortality from many diseases associated with illicit drug use. In keeping with the report by McGinnis and Foege, we included deaths caused indirectly by illicit drug use in this category. We used attributable fractions to compute the number of deaths due to illicit drug use. Overall, we estimate that illicit drug use resulted in approximately 17000 deaths in 2000, a reduction of 3000 deaths from the 1990 report."
    Mokdad, Ali H., PhD, James S. Marks, MD, MPH, Donna F. Stroup, PhD, MSc, Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, "Actual Causes of Death in the United States, 2000," Journal of the American Medical Association, (March 10, 2004), G225 Vol. 291, No. 10, 1242.

    12. (2000) "The leading causes of death in 2000 were tobacco (435,000 deaths; 18.1% of total US deaths), poor diet and physical inactivity (400,000 deaths; 16.6%), and alcohol consumption (85,000 deaths; 3.5%). Other actual causes of death were microbial agents (75,000), toxic agents (55,000), motor vehicle crashes (43,000), incidents involving firearms (29,000), sexual behaviors (20,000), and illicit use of drugs (17,000)."
    Correction: According to a correction published by the Journal on January 19, 2005, "On page 1240, in Table 2, '400,000 (16.6)' deaths for 'poor diet and physical inactivity' in 2000 should be '365,000 (15.2).' A dagger symbol should be added to 'alcohol consumption' in the body of the table and a dagger footnote should be added with 'in 1990 data, deaths from alcohol-related crashes are included in alcohol consumption deaths, but not in motor vehicle deaths. In 2000 data, 16,653 deaths from alcohol-related crashes are included in both alcohol consumption and motor vehicle death categories."
    Mokdad, Ali H., PhD, James S. Marks, MD, MPH, Donna F. Stroup, PhD, MSc, Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, "Actual Causes of Death in the United States, 2000," Journal of the American Medical Association, (March 10, 2004), G225 Vol. 291, No. 10, p. 1238, 1240.
    Source for Correction: Journal of the American Medical Association, Jan. 19, 2005, Vol. 293, No. 3, p. 298.

    13. (1999 - marijuana) "Indeed, epidemiological data indicate that in the general population marijuana use is not associated with increased mortality."
    Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr., and John A Benson, Jr., "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base," Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, Institute of Medicine (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999), p. 109.

    14. (1998 - hospitalization) "Our study revealed that experiencing an ADR [Adverse Drug Reaction] while hospitalized substantially increased the risk of death (1971 excess deaths, OR 1.208, 95% CI 1.184-1.234). This finding reflects about a 20% increase in mortality associated with an ADR in hospitalized patients. Extrapolating this finding to all patients suggests that 2976 Medicare patients/year and 8336 total patients/year die in U.S. hospitals as a direct result of ADRs; this translates to approximately 1.5 patients/hospital/year."
    C. A. Bond, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP and Cynthia L. Raehl, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, "Adverse Drug Reactions in United States Hospitals," Pharmacotherapy, 2006;26(5):601-608.

    15. (1998 - marijuana)
    "3. The most obvious concern when dealing with drug safety is the possibility of lethal effects. Can the drug cause death?
    "4. Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality.
    "5. This is a remarkable statement. First, the record on marijuana encompasses 5,000 years of human experience. Second, marijuana is now used daily by enormous numbers of people throughout the world. Estimates suggest that from twenty million to fifty million Americans routinely, albeit illegally, smoke marijuana without the benefit of direct medical supervision. Yet, despite this long history of use and the extraordinarily high numbers of social smokers, there are simply no credible medical reports to suggest that consuming marijuana has caused a single death.
    "6. By contrast aspirin, a commonly used, over-the-counter medicine, causes hundreds of deaths each year.
    "7. Drugs used in medicine are routinely given what is called an LD-50. The LD-50 rating indicates at what dosage fifty percent of test animals receiving a drug will die as a result of drug induced toxicity. A number of researchers have attempted to determine marijuana's LD-50 rating in test animals, without success. Simply stated, researchers have been unable to give animals enough marijuana to induce death.
    "8. At present it is estimated that marijuana's LD-50 is around 1:20,000 or 1:40,000. In layman terms this means that in order to induce death a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times as much marijuana as is contained in one marijuana cigarette. NIDA-supplied marijuana cigarettes weigh approximately .9 grams. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response.
    "9. In practical terms, marijuana cannot induce a lethal response as a result of drug-related toxicity."
    US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, "In the Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition" (Docket #86-22), September 6, 1988, p. 56-57.

    16. (1998 - adverse drug reactions) "Adverse drug reactions are a significant public health problem in our health care system. For the 12,261,737 Medicare patients admitted to U.S. hospitals, ADRs were projected to cause the following increases: 2976 deaths, 118,200 patient-days, $516,034,829 in total charges, $37,611,868 in drug charges, and $9,456,698 in laboratory charges. If all Medicare patients were considered, these figures would be 3 times greater."
    C. A. Bond, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, and Cynthia L. Raehl, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas, "Adverse Drug Reactions in United States Hospitals" Pharmacotherapy, 2006;26(5):601-608.

    17. (1996 - NSAIDS) "Each year, use of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) accounts for an estimated 7,600 deaths and 76,000 hospitalizations in the United States." (NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, ketoprofen, and tiaprofenic acid.)
    Robyn Tamblyn, PhD; Laeora Berkson, MD, MHPE, FRCPC; W. Dale Jauphinee, MD, FRCPC; David Gayton, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Roland Grad, MD, MSc; Allen Huang, MD, FRCPC; Lisa Isaac, PhD; Peter McLeod, MD, FRCPC; and Linda Snell, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, "Unnecessary Prescribing of NSAIDs and the Management of NSAID-Related Gastropathy in Medical Practice," Annals of Internal Medicine (Washington, DC: American College of Physicians, 1997), September 15, 1997, 127:429-438.
    Citing: Fries, JF, "Assessing and understanding patient risk," Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology Supplement, 1992;92:21-4.

    The Tea Party also recognizes that cigarettes are considered by definition to be “narcotic leaves”, and by far the most dangerous because of the additives of 30 different assorted chemicals or more, which laces natural tobacco into a different class of legal and unregulated narcotic drugs! In an effort to balance good judgment and freedom that possesses responsibility, we demand the government to recognize the Constitution as the law of the land, and that the government can no longer impose criminal mandatory minimum sentences for personal amounts of illegal drugs, as defined by the laws of Canada and Mexico:

    • February 2008: Health Officers Council of British Columbia releases its paper, Regulation of Psychoactive Substances in Canada: Seeking a Coherent Public Health Approach: "Every year, psychoactive substances (alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, and certain prescription drugs) cost Canadians over $40 billion. They are linked to more than 47,000 deaths and many thousands more injuries and disabilities. Inadequate, inappropriate, and ineffective regulation of these substances contributes in large measure to this terrible toll. Conversely, adequate, appropriate, and effective regulation holds great promise to protect public health and reduce this devastating situation."
    • November 20, 2007: Conservative Government introduces amendments to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, imposing mandatory minimum penalties for several offences and increasing the maximum penalty for cannabis grow operations.  To see the Bill (Bill C-26, introduced in the House of Commons on November 20, 2007), click here(version française).  Here are the Department of Justice press release (version française) and backgrounder (version française).  Remember that these are self-interested government documents that cast the Bill in a very positive light.  Here is an explanation of how the mandatory minimum penalties (version française) would work.  To see critical commentary in the press, click here.  The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has prepared a briefing document (version française) that is highly critical of mandatory minimum sentences such as those proposed in the Bill.
    • February 22, 2007: Press conference held in Ottawa to challenge statements by US drug "czar" John Walters and to discuss adverse impacts of US "war on drugs" approach to drug issues.  To see video of press conference, click here.
    • January 2007: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS study criticizes lack of proof of effectiveness of current law enforcement-based drug strategies:  "Currently, through Canadaʼs Drug Strategy, the federal government continues to invest heavily in policies and practices that have repeatedly been shown in the scientific literature to be ineffective or harmful. Specifically, while the stated goal of the Canadaʼs Drug Strategy is to reduce harm, evidence obtained through this analysis indicates that the overwhelming emphasis continues to be on conventional enforcement-based approaches which are costly and often exacerbate, rather than reduce, drug-related harms." For full report, published in Canadian HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review, click here.
    • New! Reform Options (options proposed by organizations interested in reform of current drug laws and policies)
    • Video archives: "Moving Beyond the War on Drugs", a conference at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston in April 2002 brought together experts from around the world to discuss drug policy issues.  A video of the entire conference is archived on the Rice University website.  To see the presentations, including that by Eugene Oscapella of the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy on American influences on Canadian drug policy, click here.
    • August 22, 2001: Canada's Fraser Institute issues policy papers calling drug prohibition "a complete failure." Here are the Institute's media release and the policy papersthemselves. See also June 1998 Fraser Institute analysis of media treatment of drug policy issues in Canada.  Click here for report.
    • July 26, 2001: Britain's internationally respected The Economist magazine:  "Prohibition has failed, again.  It has long been clear that the laws on drugs are doing more harm than good.  For understandable reasons, governments and voters alike are reluctant to face the facts.  The case for legalisation is strong, both in principle and as a practical matter."  (Click here for The Economist's full survey on illegal drugs).


    Mexico enacts 'personal use' drug law

    Updated 8/21/2009 11:59 AM |  Comments 177  |  Recommend 24

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin on Friday — a move that prosecutors say makes sense even in the midst of the government's grueling battle against drug traffickers.
    Prosecutors said the new law sets clear limits that keep Mexico's corruption-prone police from shaking down casual users and offers addicts free treatment to keep growing domestic drug use in check.
    "This is not legalization, this is regulating the issue and giving citizens greater legal certainty," said Bernardo Espino del Castillo of the attorney general's office.
    The new law sets out maximum "personal use" amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities no longer face criminal prosecution.
    Espino del Castillo says, in practice, small users almost never did face charges, anyway. Under the previous law, the possession of any amount of drugs was punishable by stiff jail sentences, but there was leeway for addicts caught with smaller amounts.
    "We couldn't charge somebody who was in possession of a dose of a drug, there was no way ... because the person would claim they were an addict," he said.
    Despite the provisions, police sometimes hauled in suspects and demanded bribes, threatening long jail sentences if people did not pay.
    "The bad thing was that it was left up to the discretion of the detective, and it could open the door to corruption or extortion," Espino del Castillo said.
    Anyone caught with drug amounts under the new personal-use limit will be encouraged to seek treatment, and for those caught a third time treatment is mandatory.
    The maximum amount of marijuana for "personal use" under the new law is 5 grams — the equivalent of about four joints. The limit is a half-gram for cocaine, the equivalent of about four "lines." For other drugs, the limits are 50 milligrams of heroin, 40 milligrams for methamphetamine and 0.015 milligrams for LSD.
    Mexico has emphasized the need to differentiate drug addicts and casual users from the violent traffickers whose turf battles have contributed to the deaths of more than 11,000 people since President Felipe Calderon took office in late 2006.
    But one expert saw potential for conflict under the new law.
    Javier Oliva, a political scientist at Mexico's National Autonomous University, said the new law posed "a serious contradiction" for the Calderon administration.
    "If they decriminalize drugs it could lead the army, which has been given the task of combating this, to say, 'What are we doing?' " he said.
    Officials said the legal changes could help the government focus more on big-time traffickers.
    Espino del Castillo said since Calderon took office, there have been over 15,000 police searches related to small-scale drug dealing or possession, with 95,000 people detained — but only 12% to 15% of whom were ever charged with anything.
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    In an effort to go after manufacturers and criminal elements of society, it is necessary to have the full cooperation of citizens, who are not placed under duress as a result of telling the truth or who may be threatened to be killed for standing up for what is right in cooperating with the authorities; especially if a citizen feels another person’s life, liberty, or property are endangered or are under threat of coercion.
    In exchange for the reinstatement of our implied, lawful, and privileged rights as citizens of the United States, we do solemnly swear the following: that we support our law enforcement agencies and military groups, and that we assist them as required of us as citizens in any matter that may be of importance, no matter how seemingly trivial or inconsequential. We will willingly cooperate with search and seizure, if a warrant has been presented in writing and signed by a judge for lawful investigation; excluding the following as deemed by existing laws: evidence obtained by fruit of the poisonous tree, this is including but not limited only to “no-knock warrants”, violation of Habeas corpus/unlawful detainment, and unethical use of confidential informants who are not paid government employees/who do not work for the government. This includes other protocol: relating to proper arrest procedures, Miranda rights and so forth, and the admonition to completely eradicate confidential informants placing a $60,000 bounty on a person’s head, in a barter system or corrupt contract made between law enforcement and criminals that legally jeopardize another person without proper hearing/trial. That any law enforcement agencies and entities can and will be sued to the tune of $60,000 per person,  for each violation of the law, as they are required to uphold the laws that they are sworn to protect.
    Our government must stop playing with a deck that is stacked against its own citizens. With this in mind, the Tea Party does not represent oppression, tyranny, or enslavement that exists in this world in various forms; the Tea Party is America, Commerce, and Freedom. In the interest of preventing the first three aforementioned and to preserve the last three as the latter is stated, the Tea Party hereby reclaims our full rights as afforded to us by the Constitution.
    In an effort to reduce the number of deaths from prescription pills and to squelch profiteering from addiction and disease, the Tea Party pledges to not support destructive behavior, and to report it dutifully in the best interest of preservation of life, liberty, and happiness. While the Tea Party does not wish to nanny, we also do not wish to nurture or encourage life-threatening behavior or lifestyles, we will not remain silent to the demise of others!
    Prescription pills have in recent years claimed the lives of some of the most beautiful, brilliant, and unique individuals of our time: Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and many others who sought help and relief and got death in return. May God forgive us if there was anything that we could have done to spare the thousands upon thousands who have died: well over 25,000 lives in recent memory, more than Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.
    Is it any wonder other countries mock our freedom, when our government has trod upon us and squished us like grapes, drunken with gluttonous greed from the power struggle from the War on Drugs? No longer does the Tea Party accept these limitations unlawfully imposed upon us, as the emerging Third Party, and we will no longer be surmised as the “silent or not-so silent Majority”, whose voice has been sold to representation of minority and special interest groups by way of seats, with political corruption and banking schemes! We hereby declare our freedom from tyrannical government, by our rights reserved from and by the Constitution of the United States! From this day forth, we are not expected to follow or observe laws and regulations that infringe upon our rights as citizens, in the interest of free and secure government. We stand for nothing less than this!
    Anyone who stands for this may cite this as a legal document, in conjunction with other Patriotic documents, to support their position as a citizen under what has been penned here as “The Tea Party Treatise”. Signed this day, by my own hand, with applicable penalty of perjury in order to keep integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior as the expectations of ourselves and others, guarding against any enemies of our collective freedom.
    I, x_________, sign this petition, known as “The Tea Party Treatise” in recognition of the Constitution, as a physical representation of my privileges as a citizen, in accordance to my duties and Oath as a citizen of the United States of America.
    x___Aja Brooks__
    Please fee free to sign your own copy, and send it to your representatives to restore the broken contract between us and them, to agree to unity and purpose under one flag, the United States of America.