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The WAR on Drugs is OVER!

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James Warren "Flaming Eagle" Mooney of Native American Church on Gorilla Radio 10:00 am PST July 21, 2011 at http://kpfz.org/kpfz-internet- ​stream/ The Oklevueha Native American Church is officially recognized by the US government.
 
Supreme court decisions both Federally and in the State of Utah make it possible for Native American Church members to legally consume, transport and grow Church Sacrament of Magic Mushrooms, Marijuana, Peyote, Ayahuasca.
 
 
"Nowhere is it even suggested that the exemption applies only to Indian members of the Native American Church.  Had the intention been to exclude non-Indian members, as the United States argues, the language of the exemption would have so clearly provided.  Indeed, the federal peyote exemption makes no reference whatsoever to a racial exclusion”
The District Court, Burciaga, Chief Judge, held that: (1) permitting Indians' nondrug use of peyote in bona fide religious ceremonies of Native American church, but prohibiting such use by non-Indians, would violate free exercise and equal protection clauses; (2) compelling interest test applied to free exercise challenge to prosecution of non-Indian member, and (3) prosecution would violate free exercise clause. Motions granted.   Bill of Rights  1st Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or a the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Bill of Rights 1st Amendment.
 
American Indian Religious Freedom Act
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That henceforth it shall be the policy of the United States to protect and preserve for American Indians their inherent right of freedom to believe, express and exercise the traditional religions of the American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, and Native Hawaiians, including but not limited to access to sites, use and possession of sacred objects, and the freedom to worship through ceremonials and traditional rites. American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
 
Amendment to American Indian Religious Freedom Act
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the use, possession, or transportation of peyote by an Indian for bona fide traditional ceremonial purposes in connection with the practice of a traditional Indian religion is lawful, and shall not be prohibited by the United States or any State. Amendment to American Indian Religious Freedom Act
 
Religious Land Usage and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000
No government shall impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that imposes a substantial burden on the religious exercise of a person, including a religious assembly or institution, unless the government demonstrates that imposition of the burden on that person, assembly, or institution. Religious Land Usage and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.
 

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Comment by David Jackson
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    One more time, it's much ado about nothing...Except government posturing and intrusion into the lives of supposedly free people, so someone somewhere will think (dare we imagine "believe", that Big Mother is looking out for us because, God knows, we can't live our own lives) that we are being spared the ravages of some demon herb. Aside from the social parasites in Washington, who'd miss if they threw themselves on the ground, few astute individuals of any persuasion care for longer than a blink of an eye what people do with their PERSONAL BODIES. What we are witnessing is a rather large group of pretentious, social-engineering dullards doing whatever they can to maintain a pretext of functionality and viability in their ludicrous and pathetic existences. (They and their "forefathers" created the drug problem and now must do whatever they can to protect their spurious, chickens--- theories and practices. Imagine how many people could be educated and fed on the billions of dollars that are wasted on a non-issue of a non-war on drugs. How many sacrificed agents, cops, and citizens would still be alive? Did someone say, "Enemies within"?)

   Our entire culture can use a break on this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


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