In the “New Yorker Magazine” the president said:
“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,”.
The president said he is troubled at the disproportionate number of arrests and imprisonments of minorities for marijuana use. “Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,” he said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.”
We traditional Catholics pray and study what has happened in the past, to know what is good for the present. We do not just live in the isolation of the present moment. We study the past history, analyze the present and work for a better future.
In China, when drugs were legal, there was great poverty and crime. Opium extracted from poppies was used initially for medicinal purposes. From there it became a recreational drug in the famous opium dens. England began illegally importing opium and China did not approve of it. Their Commissioner Liu sent this letter to Queen Victoria.
“We have heard that in your own country opium is prohibited with the utmost strictness and severity:—this is a strong proof that you know full well how hurtful it is to mankind. Since then you do not permit it to injure your own country, you ought not to have the injurious drug transferred to another country, and above all others, how much less to the Inner Land! Of the products which China exports to your foreign countries, there is not one which is not beneficial to mankind in some shape or other. There are those which serve for food, those which are useful, and those which are calculated for re-sale; but all are beneficial. Has China (we should like to ask) ever yet sent forth a noxious article from its soil?”
The commissioner went on to destroy all England’s illegally stored opium in China. The British retaliated by sending their warships to China and starting the two Opium Wars (War I, 1839-42 and War II 1856-60). In these wars, many lives were taken, England humiliated the great nation of China and took the island of Honk Kong. They then legalized opium so as to be able to collect import taxes on it.
Right now the recreational use of marijuana is illegal under federal law. But the president’s administration has given states permission to experiment with their own pot regulations. Tax revenue “looks good” as the state and national debt climbs.
“Laws recently passed in Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana recently went into effect. The president said it was important for the legalization of marijuana to go forward in those states to avoid a situation in which only a few are punished while a large portion of people have broken the law at one time or another.” FoxNews
Most people have stolen something at one time or another. Does that mean that we should get rid of laws against stealing and breaking into houses? Most drivers have sped at one time or another. Does that mean we should no longer give tickets to drivers who speed? It is absolutely absurd.
As we blot out the memory of the past and always seek what is pleasurable and convenient, we only further the cause of our own demise. We see this in the Government getting rid of God from schools, courthouses, military and public property. Then judges arbitrarily impose immoral laws on everyone (even after people voted democratically against them, like ban on homosexual marriage in California Prop 8) and restriction to abortions.
A society and country that makes killing of pre born babies, homosexual marriage and drugs legal, has nothing to wait for but final destruction. Why does the Government of the United States want to bring about its own self destruction?
Homosexuality, (some Emperors legally married men in Rome), the killing of innocent persons and drunken orgies, brought about the downfall of the “Great Roman Empire”.
Every person who has supported or had an abortion has innocent blood on their hands. They can try to clean it off by all sorts of contorted arguments, but abortion is real in actual life, a bloody procedure. Face the facts.
Every person who is supportive of marijuana recreational and medical use also have bloody hands too. There is so much bloody violence behind the growing and selling of marijuana. Mexico is full of violence between different drug cartels to get this “recreation medical marijuana” into the hands of these people here in the United States who say it is no less dangerous than alcohol.
Drunkenness is immoral too. It temporally numbs the conscience and weakens the will, so that sin is easily committed. Not only do all drugs; hard drugs, marijuana, pharmaceutical drugs that are taken for pleasure, numb the conscience too, but they also terribly effect the soul’s intellect each time they are used. The “trip” or “sensations”, that drugs induce, are even more satanic than the numbing of the conscience from alcohol. The devil uses alcohol too, but drugs give false illusions that linger in the sub conscience and conscience of the person who abused them. Pain medication, when prescribed for a good medical reason, are not the same as recreational abuse of these same drugs. And marijuana is not the same because it causes illusions when using it. Normally, pain medication does not have the illusional effect.
It is better to offer up pain, than to take any pain medication. Any pain medication is dangerous because of the good possibility of becoming dependent on it.
We traditional Catholics love God and every soul that God has put here in this world. For this reason we obey God’s laws and avoid, like the plague, all that is dangerous for our spiritual well being and that will kill our soul. We pray for our country and all countries in the world that have so much drug dependency and the crime that surrounds it, especially Mexico.
Again we remember the past to compare it with the present. I remember in the 60’s when almost every house was left open and cars were left open. Then, when the sex, drug and rock and roll culture arrived, people began to continuously steal from homes and out of cars. Now every house and car is locked and most have bars and alarms on them. And yet people who have “amnesia” think that this is how it always was and we just have to live with it.
And of course, we feel “sorry”, “compassion” for the drug addict. So, to help them, we just have to make drugs more available so that they do not have to steal to be able to get it. More drugs, more sex, more rock and roll, and everything will be “just fine”. Oh yes, we also need less of God and His “outdated rules”. The laws that ban God’s laws will help everyone be “happy” here and now.
The devil is laughing all the way to taking you into eternal enslavement that begins right here from all your addictions to drugs, sex, rock and roll and all your other sinful behavior.
We in the Catholic Church need to reminded the pope, bishops, priests, religious and friends that watering down God’s laws will also bring the down fall of Jesus’ Church.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.