National D.A.R.E. Day, 2002 

  National D.A.R.E. Day, 2002 

Posted by FoM on April 10, 2002 at 18:03:07 PT
By the President of the United States of America 
Source: The White House 

A Proclamation: Illegal drugs are the enemy of ambition and hope, destroying individual lives and undermining the health of our communities. In addition to the tragic consequences of drug use for Americans and their families, the drug trade supports terrorist networks that threaten our country and our allies around the world. When we fight the war on drugs, we also fight the war on terror. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) curriculum plays an important role in helping our young people understand the many reasons to avoid drugs. 
D.A.R.E. is a series of lessons, taught by specially-trained police officers, that encourages students to live healthy, drug-free lives. According to the University of Akron Institute for Health and Social Policy, the program operates in 80 percent of our school districts, reaching 26 million young people in America each year. In addition to promoting the right decisions about drugs, D.A.R.E. helps build relationships among parents, teachers, law enforcement officers, and others interested in preventing drug use in their communities. My Administration is committed to keeping the fight against drugs among our Nation's top priorities. I have proposed new goals for our country, including a 10 percent reduction in teenage and adult drug use over the next 2 years, and a 25 percent reduction over 5 years. My National Drug Control Strategy is a community-based approach, incorporating three core principles: (1) stopping drug use before it starts; (2) healing America's drug users; and (3) disrupting the market for drugs in our country. In addition, my 2003 budget proposes $19.2 billion for drug control. This includes $3.8 billion for drug treatment and research, an increase of more than 6 percent over 2002. Drugs attack everything that is best about our country, robbing Americans, young and old, and their families of dignity and character. Today, we recognize D.A.R.E. as a critical part in our effort to teach young people how to avoid drug use and the devastating effects that drugs can inflict upon their health and on their future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 11, 2002, as National D.A.R.E. Day. I call upon youth, parents, educators, and all Americans to observe this day by joining the fight against drugs in your communities. I also encourage our citizens to express appreciation for the law enforcement officers, volunteers, and others who work to help young people avoid the dangers of drug use. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth. GEORGE W. BUSHFor Immediate Release: Office of the Press SecretarySource: The White House (DC)Published: April 10, 2002 E-Mail: president Website: Articles - DARE

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Comment #28 posted by mayan on April 11, 2002 at 17:13:17 PT
Wrong Again,Snubya!!!
When we fight the war on drugs, we also finance terror.D.A.R.E. = Drugs Are Really Expensive...because of prohibition & that is why terrorists profit from them! 
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Comment #27 posted by krutch on April 11, 2002 at 15:11:31 PT:
Asa Has no Brain
This is nonsense:"Legalization would not diminish the profit motive of the traffickers, and it would not eliminate the need for law enforcement."Any fool knows that the outlandish profits that traffickers enjoy come from the fact that the drug is illegal. This makes supply low. When supply is low, those who sell the commodity get to charge more for it, therefore they get bigger profits. It does not take an MBA to figure that out.The second part of the statement is even more ridiculous. Law enforcement spends a large amount of time and effort busting drug dealers. No, the need for law enforcement would not be eliminated with legalization, but the cops would not be wasting their time chasing people who commit victimless crimes.The incentives for arresting drug dealers are enormous compared to other more dangerous criminals. With the current fascist civil forfeiture laws busting a drug dealer has much more profit potential then going after a violent criminal. Asa and the Dubya administration like it this way. We can wait until we have eliminated drugs that have been around since before the invention of fire to worry about real criminals.This guy has a freakin' hole in his head.
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Comment #26 posted by observer on April 11, 2002 at 12:51:07 PT
re: the term of legalization
This is why i don't like the term of legalization.Exactly! ... Prohibitionists have made "legalization" out to be a bogeyman where children are given crack in bubble-gum machines.Instead of having to define and defend "legalization", attack jail. Make prohibitionists admit that pot smokers are being jailed simply for smoking pot. Prohibitionists are loathe to admit even this, yet jailing pot smokers is the bread and butter of the drug war. Don't let them get away with a vague "message" sent to "drug" "offenders."  Make the little Nazi weasels admit specifically that pot smokers are being jailed.Then make prohibitionists defend this arrest and jailing of people who use cannabis.Bottom line: do not defend "legalization", instead, attack jail.
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Comment #25 posted by overtoke on April 11, 2002 at 10:26:48 PT:
Why DARE is wrong
They say "Illegal drugs" instead of "Drug Abuse"How can such a funamental flaw continue to exist in such an organization? It just goes to show you how uneducated their members are.
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Comment #24 posted by aocp on April 11, 2002 at 09:10:08 PT
a little blurb from your article:asa sez: "Legalization would not diminish the profit motive of the traffickers, and it would not eliminate the need for law enforcement."This is why i don't like the term of legalization. Schmucky antis love to do the ole switcheroo in public and equate it with decriminalization. Bollocks, i say. Regulation is a concrete move forward and it answers both of these ridiculous assertions outlined above. Under regulation, there would be no motive for "traffickers" (in the black market) and law enforcement would still be very needed to "help the children". QED.
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Comment #23 posted by FoM on April 11, 2002 at 07:23:01 PT
DEA Chief, Activists Clash Over Drug Policy
Here's an article that I put on my personal web page that I can't post on C News.
DEA Chief, Activists Clash Over Drug Policy
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Comment #22 posted by Jose Melendez on April 11, 2002 at 05:31:26 PT:
contact Dr. Larry
contact Dr. Larry Sheingorn, M.D., who will debate Joyce Nalepka on Maryland television.73063.524
Arrest Prohibition - Drug War is TREASON
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Comment #21 posted by JR Bob Dobbs on April 11, 2002 at 04:50:53 PT
Raise A Glass To National DARE Day
  DARE has been proven to actually cause a slight increase in upper-middle-class kids' drug use rates. So hooray for National DARE Day, may it have the same effect. I bet it already has.  Why does the White House release this information with less than 24 hours to go ahead of time? Who is informed about this longer in advance? I'm sure there must be SOME kind of activity which needs to be planned, on their side... Are they afraid of giving the opposition too much time to plan counter-rallies? 
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Comment #20 posted by BGreen on April 10, 2002 at 23:06:38 PT
May I suggest cannabis as your anti-emitic?Through all of this ridiculous DARE crap, and the deranged 'rub-Bush' from the brain-dead alcoholic/coke-head 'sub-Bush,' I'd like to bring attention to a song by country artist Gary Allan, called "What Would Willie Do."I think we should all take his advise."You know, sometimes I wonder, when I ain't gettin' nowhere, what would ol' Willie do, when it all gets too much to bear.""I can see him on his lonely ol' tour bus, he's got his problems just like any of us.""Well, he'd just take a deep breath ... and let it all go.""Then, he'd take another deep breath ... and let it all go."Then, he'd take another deep breath ... and he'd hold it."
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Comment #19 posted by dddd on April 10, 2002 at 23:00:49 PT
..I wont even start to comment on this one..
.....I would go overboard ..FoM would kick my ass because of abusive profanity....
..I still would like to have an answer to the 4d challenge,and find todays alert level color!...I'm serious... I want to know!...I bet you can't find it!........what is the color level of terror alert for today?,,Am I to assume that this information is not availiable to the public??...does anyone care about being faked out in such a cheesy way by their own government?....I'm starting to think that there is almost nothing that the government could do anymore,, that would piss off the sheeple enough to revolt......The Enron financial terrorist attack has made nothing more than a mild blip....No one really cares that some idiotic color-coded terror rating system is there,,and if you take a look,,you will see that it is so fuckin' shamelessly cheesy,,,a 1963 Japanese monster movie would reject the Idea as "too stupid for American audience"......I aint jokin'!!..Take a look at this color-code thing,( can easily imagine it being a MOTHRA alert level! !!... It is stunningly bizzarre!.. could not make something like this up...It's so bad,,that ya gotta wonder if maybe whoever came up with it,,and those who approved it are laughing at the level of utter silly bullshit they can get away with!.....ddddisgusted
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Comment #18 posted by RavingDave on April 10, 2002 at 22:19:37 PT
Won't be long now...
Something tells me the only way Georgie will get his 10 percent decrease in drug use over the next two years will be to manipulate the statistics to make it look successful. It won't be the first time he's bent the numbers to his advantage. Anyone remember the "election?"I thought D.A.R.E was D.E.A.D. From everything I've ever read, it's been the most colossal failure of any program in the drug war - primarily known for tricking small children into turning in their parents for smoking grass. I'm sure those kids are much happier in foster homes or juvenile centers. What an improvement to the health of our communities.And haven't we already proven that illegal drug use in the U.S. does NOT fund terrorists abroad, to any significant extent? Virtually all of the opium and heroin pawned by the Afghanis went to European or Asian markets. Here at home, we mostly smoke marijuana, or perhaps do a little ecstasy. I haven't heard that many terrorist groups are funded by these drugs. If anything, we're "buying American," as the saying used to go. If the morons-that-be would wake up and see all the tax dollars they're passing by, we'd all be in a better situation.Mr. Bush, I'm so sorry I underestimated you. I once shook your hand. I didn't vote for you, but I still wasn't too worried, because I felt you'd at least show more integrity than you have. You've really let me down. The wisest man will show mercy to those less fortunate, for he may one day find himself in similar straits. You yourself have been a drug user. Aren't you glad you weren't arrested and thrown in prison? Or was that just because of your friends in high places? Well, the higher you fly, the farther you'll surely fall.
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Comment #17 posted by observer on April 10, 2002 at 21:46:05 PT

''compulsory education on... the dread marihuana''
 ''Because the dread Marihuana may be reaching forth next for your son or daughter ...or yours ... or YOURS!''Dr Carroll: You and other parent-school groups around the country and must stand united on this and stamp out this frightful assassin of our youth! You can do it by bringing about compulsory education on the subject of narcotics in general, the dread marihuana in particular.[thumps desk]That is the purpose of this meeting ladies and gentlemen. To lay the foundation for a nationwide campaign by you to demand by law, such compulsory education. Because it is only through enlightenment, that this scourge can be wiped out!Reefer Madness, c1936,

Reefer Madness, 1936, realmovie
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Comment #15 posted by markjc on April 10, 2002 at 21:43:47 PT:

"the year of our lord"
isn't this implying that we are all christian saying "our lord" instead of "my lord". this isn't sunday church. this is america, the land of the fucke*d up politicians that think they are preachers. sorry george w. you are not a preacher, just a dillusional politician.
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Comment #14 posted by DdC on April 10, 2002 at 21:27:45 PT

DARE The Brainwashing Child Molesters!
DARE the FRCn Chemical Partnership Tax Laundrymats for Petro Chems, Drugs Wally, W, Cheney and Rumsfeld don't sell. Booze and Tobacco still not included in the WoD budget, yet 99% of the cananbis eradicated is nonpsychoactive ditchweed hemp. Bad things happen when good people do nothing. This scam was discredited 10 years ago and only Bushit fascist perpetuate it...
Peace, Love and Liberty or!
DdCThe assassins of youth...DARE!"Another weapon I discovered early was the power of the printed word to sway souls to me. The newspaper was soon my gun, my flag- a thing with a soul that could mirror my own."
Adolph Hitler Mentor of D.A.R.E.A Roundup of Hearst’s Hysterical Headlines wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigaret can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions. "A violently active, intrepid, brutal youth that is what I am after...
I will have no intellectual training. Knowledge is ruin for my young men."
Adolf Hitler quoted by John Gunther "The Nation" Anslinger read into U.S. Congressional testimony (without objection) stories about ‘coloreds’ with big lips, luring white women with jazz music and marijuana. If he had bothered to check, showed at least 65-75% of all murders in the U.S. were then—and still are—alcohol related.Bigotry and Aparteid Shulgin, PhD, Therapist and Author, Lafayette, CA, at the DPF Conference, November 1996:
"Several generations of high school students have grown up ignoring and disbelieving everything they've heard from government and police about drugs, including information that was factual and valid, because they discovered for themselves that most of what has been taught to them was
simply not true."Assassins of Youth List of Chemical Partners LaGardia sub-committee of New York 1944
"The use of marijuana does not lead to morphine or heroin or cocaine addiction and no effort is made to create a market for these narcotics by stimulating the practice of marijuana smoking""Marijuana: Facts for Teens." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, D.C. 1995, p.10.
"Most marijuana users do not go on to use other drugs."There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others." "... the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races." "Marihuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death." "You smoke a joint and you're likely to kill your brother." "marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind." Ronald Reagan, at the urging of then Vice President George Bush, appointed Carlton Turner as the White House Drug (czar) Advisor in 1981. Soon after Turner left office, Nancy Reagan recommended that no corporation be permitted to do business with the Federal government without having a urine purity policy in place to show their loyalty. Carlton Turner became a rich man in what has now become a huge growth industry: urine-testing. ACS - Division of Analytical Chemistry - DAC Awards
John P. Walters 1980 The Elkhorn Manifesto 
Cannabis Hemp: The Invisible Prohibition Revealed LOST MY FREEDOM Linx Juvi rape as deterrents!!! 

NO Brainwashing!!!
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Comment #13 posted by Lehder on April 10, 2002 at 21:15:53 PT

sick of your ignorance, sick of your violence
Drugs attack everything that is best about our country, robbing Americans, young and old, and their families of dignity and character.I think most of the world agrees with me that George Bush's presidency besmirches American dignity and character more than anything else. I wonder how many pretzels he gets in the mail.
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Comment #12 posted by MikeEEEEE on April 10, 2002 at 20:45:25 PT

Typical gov response
I believe this is a response to all the media attention Bloomberg is getting, and could have something to do with all the 4/20 celebrations all around the country. Lets see if the media carries this DARE crap.
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 11, 2002, as National D.A.R.E. Day.

Excuse me, I have to go puke......
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on April 10, 2002 at 20:06:42 PT

Thank You Fernando
Many of us won't be able to get the program but some of us might be able to call in.
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on April 10, 2002 at 20:04:48 PT

I missed it. If they repeat it please post it.
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Comment #9 posted by goneposthole on April 10, 2002 at 20:03:23 PT

I double triple dare ya
to care, George Bush.The drug war's end will have nothing to do with D.A.R.E., or the DEAth squads, or anything like that. Watch the American farmer, it may be the key.A view from the trenches, what I see from the 'wanted' pictures on the walls in my hometown.There are some people out there who are producing and selling methamphetamines. They use anhydrous ammonia to make it. They get it by stealing it. Farmers do not like it, nor do they like the idea that somebody is making a drug that is not acceptable. They are looking for culprits, and when they find them, a different kind of American justice may take place. Farmers know these people are armed and dangerous. If a culprit happens to be overcome by anhydrous fumes, it will be a tragic accident. He will swear and cuss and beller and bawl because of what he had become. (Just a potential scenario from a behind the scenes perspective; call it perspicacity) If you want to think I am FOS, so be it.Contrary to such sentiments, some farmers also like smoking marijuana. It's a crop and a useful one. They wouldn't mind growing it for needed income. Hemp is a viable commercial crop. It works. legalize it, a world of problems concerning the matter will be solved, and a burden from this complete maddness will be lifted.Everyone is sick and tired of the war on drugs, and especially the way it is being conducted. People are talking and change is on the way. 
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Comment #8 posted by xxdr_zombiexx on April 10, 2002 at 19:44:54 PT

Please pass me some powerful anti-emetic...I feel ill.....
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Comment #7 posted by xxdr_zombiexx on April 10, 2002 at 19:42:45 PT

Pigs meet pork barrel
I can't believe I read what I read. This is a boost towards strengthening the Police state.It is an absolute decalaration to never, ever, ever tell the truth about cannabis, to exacerbating social dysfunction, and to invgorate the profits of prohibition. And a committment to continue the massive Siege of the Bill of Rights.Am I free to protest and say that everybody - including DARE's own auditors - knows DARE is L.A.M.E.? Can I still say that? What's to prevent people from calling me unamerican for strongly objecting to making something as stupid as DARE into a national holiday of some sort.This is flat-out pork barrel for LAw Enforcement and a way to create more, not fewer, children interested in smoking pot.And ain't it grand the monumental BS you can perpetrate when you're in power?(Zombienote: I am an idealist. I like the idea of police and LAw Enforcement. I think they have been corrupted to the core by the War on drugs, addicted to forfeiture and this sort of pork barrel subsidization. Without a war against cannabis, they have no reason for existence. Real crimes - rape, pillaging, murder, burgalry - arent tied to forfietures. Aside from the title, I never refer to police as "pigs". That adds to the whole rascism thing. Its just an unortunate reality that the current dynamics of law enforcement encourage a lot of potential assholes or psychos to wanna be cops. I remember the NAZI party described as such in some book years ago....) FREEDOM ENDURES
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Comment #6 posted by p4me on April 10, 2002 at 19:30:43 PT

What a President
How about a "Whatever you do, don't smoke?" Or is that even harder to say than "Medical marijuana?" VAAI
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Comment #5 posted by Fernando Mosquera on April 10, 2002 at 19:15:11 PT:

Joyce & MPP on TV
To further raise awareness for the issue [Medical Marijuana] in Maryland, Bruce Mirken, MPP's director of communications, will appear on "The Doctor is In," a call-in cable television talk show that airs live in Montgomery County.The show is hosted by Dr. Larry Sheingorn, M.D., and can be seen live on Montgomery County cable, channel 19, from 8:30-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. To participate in the show, viewers can call 301-517-8617.Mirken will be joined on the show by Joyce Nalepka, who has opposed the medical marijuana bill in Maryland for the last three years.

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Comment #4 posted by ekim on April 10, 2002 at 19:01:09 PT

Pot TV News for
April 10, 2002
America's Flag and Freedom in Distress
Fox News was in our studio to film our show for airing on "The Fox Report" for today, April 10th at 4 p.m. Pacific and 7 p.m. Eastern.NORML ADS TO FEATURE NY MAYOR
Bloomberg will endorse pot in $500,000 ad campaign, but vows to continue arrests. DUTCH BACK MEDPOT BILL
Dutch parliament members said a majority will support a government-backed bill to legalize marijuana prescriptions for severely ill patients.BILL MAHER TO PERFORM AT MPP CONFERENCE 
Comedian Bill Maher will perform at Marijuana Policy Project national conference, co-hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
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Comment #3 posted by JSM on April 10, 2002 at 18:58:43 PT

National D Day
It is curious that this is so close to 4/20. Could it be a sign?
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on April 10, 2002 at 18:44:41 PT

It's ok. An old expression, Don't let it get you down it's only castles burning, is true. I feel an intensification of the drug war on both sides of the argument if our world problems don't get much more out of hand. What I mean is if we start to find a toning down of the war we will see more energy going into drug law issues. Before 9-11 I felt I knew where it was going but now each day brings change and I just don't know. I turn on CNN to make sure the world is still here and turn it off but while I watch it sometimes it's too scary to think about. Freedom comes from within ourselves not in what goes on around us I think. I'm not sure I understood what you were trying to say but this is my response to how I took what you said.
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Comment #1 posted by el_toonces on April 10, 2002 at 18:26:30 PT:

Oh, no, FoM..... have pierced the bubble of my denial! I was thinking I had cognitive liberty. Thanks for waking me up:).El
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