Allard Meets with Boulder Constituents 

Allard Meets with Boulder Constituents 
Posted by FoM on January 04, 2002 at 18:11:20 PT
By Erica Flores, The Daily Times-Call
Source: Daily Times-Call
Hemp, Cuba and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty were among the topics tackled by U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard on Thursday morning during one of his annual "town meetings." About 50 people gathered in the auditorium at Boulder's National Institute of Standards and Technology laboratories to ask questions of the Colorado Republican, who has committed to hold such meetings in every county in the state at least once a year. 
Choosing not to use a microphone, Allard stood in front of the stage to answer questions, calling on people much like a teacher, his hands sometimes finding his pockets as he spoke. Even though he didn't please everyone, Allard was agreeable to researching each and every issue brought forth by his constituents. Not surprisingly, foreign policy and the war on terrorism made up the majority of the early questions. Allard called President Bush's pledge to punish any and all nations that support terrorist activity "far-reaching" but issued his support for the campaign by saying, "The only way of stopping terrorism is to let them know there are consequences." Rich Andrews told Allard he would like to see the Senate take a stand against Bush's recent withdrawal from the ABM treaty. "It took the Senate to ratify the treaty," Andrews said. "You have the responsibility to deal with it. The fact that he can give six months notice and walk away, I find that very objectionable." Again, Allard demonstrated his support of Bush's decision. "The only reason the treaty was negated is to test for a missile-defense system," Allard said. "The plan is not to put nuclear warheads on those missiles." "Empowering people and small businesses is how peace is built, not by arming the world," said Andrews, who was given a round of applause. Another resident asked Allard his position on the nation's current economic relations with Cuba. "We need to engender a better relationship with Cuba," Allard said. "I don't think isolationism works." When the questions turned to matters of local concern, Allard found himself defending his sponsorship of a bill to turn Rocky Flats into a wildlife refuge. "We sold Rocky Flats on the merits of the project," Allard said. "I am not in the habit of trading (votes.)" Allard angered several in the audience when he mistook hemp for marijuana after a resident asked for his support of hemp-based products. "I don't support the legalization of marijuana," Allard said, after resident Susan Squibb urged him to look into an Oct. 9 Drug Enforcement Administration ruling, saying that it has unfairly banned food products made of hemp, the plant from which marijuana comes. The DEA's ruling made illegal any foods containing even a trace of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana's psychoactive ingredient. "They are eliminating an industry of 3,000 businesses," Squibb said. In the end, Allard said the session was "the best town meeting we've ever had here in Boulder." For information on upcoming town meetings, contact Allard's office at 303-220-7414. Source: Daily Times-Call, The (CO)Author: Erica FloresPublished: Friday, January 4, 2002Copyright: 2002, The Daily Times-CallContact: opinion times-call.comWebsite:'s Hemp Links Hemp Archives Search - Hemp Articles
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Comment #3 posted by zeke on January 07, 2002 at 18:09:55 PT
punishing terrorists?
What a joke. And this guy is actually not as bad as the others cretins in charge.Allard called President Bush's pledge to punish any and all nations that support terrorist activity "far-reaching" but issued his support for the campaign by saying, "The only way of stopping terrorism is to let them know there are consequences." Translated, it means...yeah, its pretty stupid adn transparent but I sure as hell aint gonna come out like that dumb Barbara broad from California and be lapidated.You gotta love that "nations that support terrorist activity" crap. Does that mean the US will be dropping bombs on Washington because it created and financed the Taliban? of course not.Are we going to even investigate Saudi Arabia?
of course not. Heck, daddy Bush was business partners
with the Bin Laden family and Shrub jr owes a lot of his money to Saudis. 
Are we going to have surgical strikes on NYC because the US armed, trained and manipulated the KLA in Kosovo (and the other albanian terrorists in Macedonia) which was called by the CIA in 1998, 'the largest and best armed terrorist organization in the world' and which controls 60-90% of the heroin going into Europe, (now with full US army protection) Of course not.
The rest of the planet is onto the US: terrorism is bad ONLY when it affects the US in a negative way.
Explosions in NYC are bad but bombing civilians in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan (lets not forget the Palestinians and the Israeli Apartheid) is tolerable.Poisoning Cubans or mining Nicaraguan ports is cool too.Free yourself from govt propaganda:check out,,,, , zeke
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on January 04, 2002 at 20:30:22 PT
supports caging humans for using an herb, that was given to us by our creator. 
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Comment #1 posted by ekim on January 04, 2002 at 18:31:48 PT:
Should ask Sen. Wayne Allard to get us off oil
Colorado has the major research center in the Country on Ethanol conversion. At the National Renewable energy Lab in Golden , Co. 80401-3393 1617 Cole Blvd,MS/1633
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