Call for a Drug
War Truce With Peace Negotiations
nation makes war on its own citizens. We, the People, did
not declare war on our government, nor do we wish to fight
its Drug War. Hence, we now petition for redress of
grievances, as follows:
Whereas any just government derives its authority
from a respect of the People's rights
and powers; and
Whereas the government has resorted to unilateral
military force in the Drug War without making any good faith
effort to negotiate a peace settlement;
Therefore, We hereby call for a Drug War Truce during
which to engage our communities and governments in peace
negotiations, under the following terms:
Article 1: The United States shall
withdraw from, repudiate, or amend any and all international
Treaties or agreements limiting its ability to alter
domestic drug policy.
Article 2: No patient shall be
prosecuted nor any health care professional penalized for
possession or use of any mutually agreed upon
Article 3: Drug policy shall
henceforth protect all fundamental rights, as described
1. Each person retains all their inalienable,
Constitutional, and Human Rights, without exception. No drug
regulation shall violate these Rights.
2. The benefit of the doubt shall always be given to the
accused and to any property or assets at risk. Courts shall
allow the accused to present directly to the jury any
defense based on these Rights, any explanation of motive, or
any mitigating circumstances, such as religion, culture, or
3. No victim: no crime. The burden of proof and
corroboration in all proceedings shall lie with the
government. No secret witness nor paid testimony shall be
permitted in court, including that of any government agent
or informant who stands to materially gain through the
disposition of a drug case or forfeited property. No civil
asset forfeiture shall be levied against a family home or
legitimate means of commercial livelihood.
4. Issues of entrapment, government motive, and official
misconduct shall all be heard by the jury in any drug case,
civil or criminal. Government agents who violate the law are
fully accountable and shall be prosecuted accordingly.
5. Mandatory minimum sentences undermine our system of
justice. The jury shall be informed of all penalties
attach-ed to any offense before deliberating a verdict.
Courts shall have discretion to reduce penalties in the
interest of justice.
Article 4: We propose a Drug War
Truce and call for the immediate release of all non-violent
and, aside from drug charges involving adults only,
Article 5: No non-violent drug
charges involving adults only shall be enforced or
prosecuted until all parties have agreed to, and
implemented, a drug policy based on full respect for
fundamental Rights and personal responsibility.
Epilogue: We proclaim, "Give Drug
Peace a Chance."
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