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Reefer MadnessMilitary veterans deserve the utmost respect in my opinion. They put their lives on the line to serve our country, and we owe them a lot. I have friends and family that are serving, or have served. It’s not easy for them. They have to leave their families and do things that are very tough. A lot of them have life long injuries and/or suffer from PTSD. So it was very troubling for me to watch a video yesterday of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery trying to belittle a Vietnam veteran because he consumes marijuana.

The Vietnam veteran, Don Ream, attended a debate between attorney Montgomery and Attorney Marc Victor. The debate was about whether or not Arizona should legalize marijuana, and throughout the debate Bill Montgomery kept referring to medical cannabis patients as ‘potheads.’ Don Ream, in a very calm and polite manner mind you, told Bill Montgomery during a question and answer session that it was offensive to refer to medical cannabis patients in that way. After a short exchange, Don Ream made it known that he uses marijuana for recreational purposes to. That resulted in the following response by the County Attorney, per the Free Thought Project:

“Well, then you’re violating the law, and I have no respect for you,” Montgomery said. “I have no respect for someone who would try to claim that you served this country and took an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect against all enemies foreign and domestic – because you’re an enemy.”

That statement instantly brought on several boos from the crowd, and rightfully so. That’s how much Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery hates marijuana, that he would publicly bash a Vietnam veteran, going as far as calling him ‘the enemy.’ That is so unacceptable that it’s hard for me to find the words to type right now. Shame on Bill Montgomery. He needs to be removed immediately, and I hope he is never hired as an attorney ever again in his career. Below is video footage of the exchange, so you can watch it for yourself:

  • Jerry Bisbo

    When the law is as wrong as it is about marijuana, the people have a constitutional duty to Rebel against it. How else do unjust laws ever get changed? Some brainwashed idiots just don’t get it, for one reason or another.

  • Randy

    Bill Montgomery, You are the enemy of freedom in the United States and you are a piece of shit coward.

  • Nathaniel

    That is an incredibly interesting stance Mr. Montgomery took in a public setting. You warrant not only ostracizing your voter base, but also a wealth of those who might have initially considered you a defender of those who keep freedom alive.
    His blatant hate for marijuana came through in a moment where his emotional guard was let down, which is beneficial for the rest of us who wish to keep an eye on the real enemy.

  • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

    Cannabis is showing the world how corrupted this government is. this simple debate could open the eyes of millions. Revolutions started with less corruption.

    • It’s showing the world what a bunch of right wing, hippie punching, torture loving Republicans are really like. Very large majorities of Democrats, and Democratic politicians are on the right side of these issues.

      And once you have your revolution, who’s going to be in charge?

      • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

        Freedom of the people is my view of perfected reality. Live and let live. Disagree without taking away the rights of others. That is my ground of truth.

      • Denny

        If we’d totally relied on Democrats over the years you wouldn’t have nearly as much freedom today.

        • moldy

          Yeah, and a lot less dead servce members… for what, your brand of freedumb?

        • Except for the women who are forced to give birth. But what you’re really forgetting is the Patriot Act and various other violations of our rights brought to you by the GOP.

          Remember, 70% of Democrats voted against renewing the Patriot Act. Only 14% of Republicans did.

          So maybe you really need to explain just what this freedom is that the GOP gave us all so much of?

          • Denny

            Take a look at congressional representatives from all parties over the years and you’ll see that only a handful of them had any military service, and most of those who did or do today were/are Republicans.
            Got any more questions for me?

          • I already have looked at them, and my question for you is why are you such a liar?

            http://www.nhgazette.com/chickenhawks/

            My other question for you is what the hell does that have to do with the fact that “freedom” was taken away from us by the police state Republicans who voted for the Patriot Act, and lied us into a $2 trillion (borrowed) war that maimed and killed millions while not doing squat to protect our freedom?

            So, you got anymore bullshit? Maybe you want to tell me why the Patriot Act IS freedom?

  • Jordan Shorette

    wow is all I have to say

  • It might be helpful to your readers to point out that Montgomery is a Republican.

    • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

      Keep in mind both Democrats and Republicans shot down medical Cannabis in North Carolina.

      • What does that have to do with this story?

        Democrats support medicinal AND legalization at much higher rates than Republicans. This basic fact might not fit with your preferred narrative, but facts can be troublesome for ideologues.

        As for NC, there were exactly TWO conservative Democrats on the Judiciary Committee that rejected it. But the bill wouldn’t even have been before them if it weren’t for the Democrats who sponsored it.

        http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=H78

        > Alexander; Carney; Harrison; Cunningham; (Primary) Ager; Farmer-Butterfield; Fisher; G. Graham; Hamilton; Holley; Hunter; Luebke; R. Moore; Pierce; Terry;

        EVERYONE OF THEM IS A DEMOCRAT. So, NOT ONE Republican sponsor.

        Want to legalize medicinal marijuana in NC? Vote for Democrats. Preferably the liberal ones.

        • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

          Just pointing out that Democrats are to blame along side republicans. Polls show 6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana. I don’t support government. Liberals are too progressive, many of their ideologues are to extreme. Same can go with republicans. So I just support libertarians like Ron Paul. Problem is Ron Paul’s are shafted because they would bring peace and order!

          • And I’m just pointing out that you’re trying to blame both sides equally, which is bullshit. One side introduced this bill. NOT ONE STINKING REPUBLICAN sponsored it. And, again, the committee that rejected it had TWO conservative Democrats. ALL THE REST WERE Republicans.

            Glibertarians get about 1% of the National vote and hold no major elected offices. See how far that gets you.

            And I don’t really care who you support. Fact is, if you want to change marijuana laws, you have two choices who to vote for, and one side is MASSIVELY better than the other. If that gives you a sad, too bad.

            As for Young Republicans, they might say they support legalization, but they still vote for people who don’t.

          • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

            Well i respect your view, but I disagree.

          • Well, at least by not voting for Republicans you’re doing 50% of what you could do.

          • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

            Last person I voted for was Ron Paul. That was it. True libertarians are hard to find.

          • You think Ron Paul is a true libertarian? You do know his position on abortion, right? Allow the state to force women to give birth unless their life is in danger? He says abortion is the most important issue of our age?

            http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ron-paul-takes-abortion-most-important-issue-our-age

            Liberty for some. Forced birth for others.

          • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

            well sorry, but pro-life. That is where I draw the line. Watched a video of 5 month old in the womb hold a doctors hand, and it change me that day. I strongly believe that child should live. And to fix the problem, we need to change the way adoption works in this nation. We now have abortionists pushing to kill the babies with shot to the hart before its birthed.

            Pro-Life
            Anti-War
            Vegetarian
            Pro-Cannabis
            Pro-Freedom.

            We disagree with abortion. I read many arguments and still strong believer in that babies life. You want to support that is your choice, but I will always vote for the possibility of life.

          • So, how, exactly, do you force rape victims to give birth to rape babies? Put them in jail so they don’t leave the state or country? And do the rapists get parental rights? They do in many states, you know. Guess you’re fine with that?

            Anything else you want the state to get between doctors and patients about? Or is torturing women your only anti-liberty position?

            http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/10/149878/nebraska-abortion-law-tragic/

            > Thirty-four-year-old Danielle Deaver was 23 weeks pregnant when she faced a fate “worse than your own death” — her baby would not make it. Her water broke early and, without amniotic fluid, the fetus would not develop lungs to survive outside the womb. Deaver and her husband decided they wanted to let “nature take it’s course” and would not risk harming the child further, so they asked their doctor to help “put an end to this nightmare.”

            > But because of Nebraska’s law prohibiting any abortion after 20 weeks, the doctor could not assist or he would “face criminal charges, jail time, and lose his medical license.” Her doctors told her “she’d just have to wait.” So she did, in “torture,” and gave birth to Elizabeth at 3pm, watched her gasp for breath, and then watched her die at 3:15pm on December 8, 2010

            Liberty!

          • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ
          • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

            Many rape victims who believe in life. 2 / 3 support life. Plus I support life and there is nothing that will change my view on this subject. when I watched the baby reach out and hold the doctors finger it put me in tears. That was my moment of absolute pro-life.

            • Two major studies of pregnant rape victims found
            that 3/4 of these women chose to give birth.2

            • None of the women who gave birth said they
            did not want their children or wished they had
            aborted instead.3

            • Of those who aborted, nearly half did so because
            of the demands of others.4

            • 94% of women who gave birth said abortion
            would not be a good solution to a pregnancy
            resulting from rape.6

            • 93% of those who had abortions said it “had
            not been a good solution to their problems” and
            they “would not recommend it to others in their
            situation

            55 million abortions in this country. There is no liberty with a generation of kids snuffed out. To get me supportive of Abortion would be an impossibility. It would be like asking a straight man to be gay. Or a gay man to be straight.

          • Dude, you come in here to a weed blog, tell me about how you’re all about liberty, and when I point out that you’re not, really, then you start an argument about abortion?

            OK, then.

            You didn’t respond to whether you think rapists should have parental rights. You didn’t tell me how you would force women to give birth to rape babies. You didn’t tell me a lot of things. And to make matters worse, it looks like you copied and pasted some right wing BS.

            “Two major studies of pregnant rape victims foundthat 3/4 of these women chose to give birth”

            What studies? Show me links. And even if they are correct, and I sincerely doubt it, what about the 1/4 who don’t “choose” to give birth?

            ” None of the women who gave birth said theydid not want their children or wished they had aborted instead.”

            Link? And again, let’s say, for arguments sake that they do say that. Of course they would. If they chose to have the baby, that’s what we would expect. If, however, armed representatives of the state (who you’re otherwise not keen on) force them to give birth, they might not feel the same way.

            “Of those who aborted, nearly half did so becauseof the demands of others”

            What a load. You offer no proof of this because you can’t tell us why people did things, only why THEY SAY they did them. And who the hell demands that a rape victim do anything? They’re encouraged to make up their own minds about these things. They find it empowering. Kind of the opposite of the rape.

            “94% of women who gave birth said abortionwould not be a good solution to a pregnancy
            resulting from rape.”

            I’m done here. This is the kind of right wing garbage that just makes you look like an idiot for cutting and pasting it.

            Abortions are at there lowest level since Roe v Wade. People prefer to plan their parenthood these days.

            But now we know why you vote for Republicans, HUH?

            What’s funny here is that you’re just fine with the state of Nebraska torturing that woman. You’re fine with armed representatives of the state presumably locking up rape victims in order to force them to give birth.

            And you say you’re for freedom.

            What a joke.

          • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

            Let voters come to the conclusion. Even if it was highly praised, I would still believe its wrong. Your upset because my choice is life. Why can’t you accept this? Just Google that information. See what comes up and find the arguments for it or against it. nowhere did I say you can’t get one. Just supportive of life.

          • “Your upset because my choice is life.”

            Wrong. I’m upset because you want laws that make men with guns force women to be tortured, like the woman in Nebraska. Like rape victims. Your choice doesn’t upset me at all. It’s what “choice” is all about.

            “Just Google that information.”

            You made the assertions. The onus is on you to provide the source. And, of course, I did google it and that’s how I know it’s the same BS that people like you keep copying and pasting, having never looked into the source of the claims. If it fits your ideology, then you just say it, and the voracity of the statements is meaningless to you.

            But what really gets me about you is how quickly you are willing to throw liberty out the window as long as the liberty being thrown belongs to a woman. Even rape victims. It’s sick.

            —-

            press.princeton.edu/titles/7929.html

            “…bull*hitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bull*hit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner’s capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bull*hit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.”

          • ĐΣFΣCŦΣĐ

            I’m not asking for laws. Ron Paul was my choice for many issues. You want to support Abortion then go for it! I will be opposing your position on this. If you’re in the right, let the law of this world be the judge of it. If abortion is made law of the land, i would still oppose it. Abortion movement was never about women rights, it was built for destruction of life and family. Hell the women who pushed it threw said in her own words ( kill off the undesirables ) Why would I support that? I stand for freedom of the unborn. The voices of liberty who can’t speak up and scream STOP!

            2015

            Bioethicist and philosophy professor at Queen’s University is lobbying for acceptance of “postnatal abortion” to justify euthanizing newborns with disabilities. How far do we go for the rights of women while discarding the rights of the child? At what age will the rights of the child be absolute? Nudge politics: efficacy and ethics will continue push human life out. Shame us out of existence for global rights.

            interesting talk and I wish the best.

          • Denny

            Wow, now you’re psychic!

          • How’s that? You telling me young Republicans didn’t vote Republican? Why do they call themselves young Republicans if they don’t vote for Republicans? Better step up your game, there, Denny.

  • Idaho Hippy Coalition

    So let me get this straight.. Its okay to make and prescribe a medication that is derived from the opium poppy, but using cannabis is wrong? that makes perfect sense.

  • MrPC

    The sheriff of Maricopa County is the infamous Joe Arpaio. The citizens of this county voted them both into office, so a majority of voters must agree with their policies, right? Anyone who visits Phoenix should keep all that in mind. It’s still Goldwater country.

    • Yep. This is what those folks want, so this is what those folks get. At least the ones who vote. I’m sure there are large numbers of folks around there who might vote for some other group that would agree with them on this issue, but if you don’t vote, then the other side wins.

    • Idaho Hippy Coalition

      I can’t imagine anyone voting for that Nazi fool. Ever seen the YouTube video where his deputy steals documents in the courtroom from the defendant, then gets caught on camera and Sheriff Joe tells the deputy to refuse to apologize? most of law enforcement are hypocritical criminals

  • shaggy6913

    I have hold the Constitution more than that guy does every time I smoke weed because the original Constitution was written on hemp paper

    • lovingc

      Myth

      • 2buds4me

        Draft.

  • shaggy6913

    uphold the Constitution (voice text) lol

  • Belinda Reyna

    this guy needs to resign or get fired . he has no brain , no heart , no sense . how can you call this Vietnam Vet an enemy because he uses GODS PLANT FOR MEDICINE .

  • HellNo

    Here in Texas that would be a mainstream attitude for someone in the criminal justice system. The majority of Texans support medical marijuana, and would not support that treatment of a Veteran. However, police, prosecutors, and judges, typically have a very low opinion of anyone that uses marijuana.

    • Robert Gipson

      true

    • lovingc

      I have all ways had a low opinion of police, prosecutors, and judges in this state. Most have to pass an intelligence test, if they score above 100 on I.Q. they fail.

  • Rick Day

    Then they mock us. Then they fight us. Then we win.

  • When I watch the video and heard him call that fellow veteran and medical cannabis patient, “the enemy”. It boiled my blood.

  • calvet11

    Like always, in cases that involve politicians, Republican or Democrat, follow the money. Who is paying off this ass-hat attorney to demean a vet and cannabis user. He may also call me a “pothead” if, in kind, I may call him “fu*k- face.

  • Sinclair

    It’s a shame that an public officials would talk un Provoked to anyone that way.

  • Cyndysub

    They can guzzle alcohol at home with impunity and piss themselves but pot is evil what bullshit. I can see his ilk smoking a cigarette and nursing a whisky while exclaiming that drugs are evil.

    • 2buds4me

      They can legally poison themselves with alcohol to the point of certain death and everyone will simply stand around their casket and say “Too bad, so sad.”

    • Jetdoc

      No you won’t! He’s devout Mormon!

      • Cyndysub

        Oh well he is f-Ed in the head then. So he is crazy.

  • Rex Davis

    the hypocrisy of society is releasing the idiots from their cages

    • Robert Gipson

      hmm

  • Uncompahgre

    Idiots like this give conservatives a bad name. Hey a$$hole I am a veteran and I am not the enemy. You are! FU

  • fit

    Post his phone and email PROMMPLY

  • Sonny Fellers

    everyone who has ever supported this insidious prohibition is the enemy.

  • khh

    For some reason, disqus keeps flagging my original post to this thread as spam, so I’ll try it in 2 parts. It looks to me like Bill Montgomery, in a follow-up email, accused Ream of encouraging people to break the law. I’ll post his comments and a link in a reply.

    • khh

      Here is what Montgomery wrote =>

      “Is [Ream] an enemy like ISIS or Al Qaeda? Of course not. But if he or any other vet is going to use their status as a veteran to encourage people to break the law, then that does make them an enemy of our constitution and our laws and that is a sad commentary on where we are at,” he wrote in an e-mail.

      • D Wright

        my problem is that the law exist in the first place its sad that it takes a vet for sombody to hear but obviously nobodys listening I dont think he is using his status as a vet to tell people to break the law he is using his status to try and change a law that never should have been that doesnt make him the enemy a government that wont listen to its own people is the enemy and the exact reason the constitution was created in the first place so I find it real funny montgomery wants to say he is the enemy to our constitution when our government is the one trying to bend the rules

  • Apparition

    The real question is, What motivates Montgomery to hold a position which classifies medicinal cannabis patients as the enemy?

    Does he hold financial interests in drug testing or private prisons?

    Or, is he on the “take” from the DEA or Mexican cartels?

    Intransigence such as this usually hides a vested interest.

    Let’s expose this f’ing pig for what he truly is.

    • Robert Gipson

      Good questions

  • D Wright

    I honestly dont get it we have food on our store shelves that is way worse for you to consume but nobody cares about that they dont want to tell you the truth that your not going to die from smoking a bowl what your going to die from is the bpa that they line all of your cans with pop cans caned food all of it if most people had any clue at what BPA is weed would be the last thing on your mind and as far as this guy labeling a war vet cannabis smoker as the enemy better take a long hard look at yourself what you stand for and where you are trying to do every day americans decide they want less and less freedom its almost time to start fighting to get it back im not talking violence but america needs to open there eyes this vet is not the enemy a government that knows its poisoning its people everyday and decides to do nothing about it but has time to fight marijuana use that is the enemy special thanks to all the vets that keep our country safe

    • David Byers

      Amen

    • Robert Gipson

      Thanks To God

  • Robert Gipson

    The way that the laws are currently written, you really do not want to get busted with weed in Wichita, Kansas…or any part of Kansas for that matter.

    A first-time offense for simple pot possession in Kansas will earn you a misdemeanor charge on your record, up to a $2,500 fine, and even a year in jail. Get popped a second time and you could be looking at a felony.

    But if the pro-cannabis advocacy group Kansas for Change has their way, that may be about to change for the better.

  • lovingc

    AN other drug warrior on his way to uselessness.

  • Jetdoc

    I had a ticket to this debate. However, I had to leave for
    D.C. soon after the debate, b/c Congress was going into Easter Recess and we
    needed to speak to them before they left. Therefore I had to miss the debate
    itself. I’ve been intimately involved in this since it happened though! One
    reason I haven’t been on here. I’m with a group of Veterans who have PTSD. We
    were invited to the Americans for Safe Access Unity Conference by Dr. Sue
    Sisley (R-AZ). We were there to lobby Congress for the CARERS Act. (The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act)
    We work VERY closely with Dr. Sisley.

    Our group actually confronted Mr. Montgomery on this issue immediately after it
    happening. I’m IN the e-mail to him! I’m an AZ Veteran, so his comments were
    directed at me as well! We wrote it under the guise of the News clip however
    because that’s where 99.995% of people saw it. We asked Mr. Montgomery
    something to this effect, (I don’t just want to copy the e-mail for privacy
    reasons)

    “… according to the short clip we saw of this
    incident, we don’t know if something happened between you 2 earlier in the
    debate? Because sometimes the media sensationalizes something.. Actually we
    hoped that something happened prior to that statement, because NO Veteran
    should ever be spoken to in that manner under any circumstances.”
    What upsets me about this is that Mr. Montgomery IS a Veteran himself! Mr.
    Montgomery wrote us back and I MUST tell you that I don’t know if I was more
    appalled at what he said to Don, or his explanation of what happened to us. For
    obvious reasons this will be redacted for privacy reasons as well as length.

    —————————————————————————————————-

    Bill’s response: ” I was at a debate on legalizing the
    recreational use of marijuana. At the end we had a Q&A… pro legalization
    people were over the top… we got to a guy who said he was a Vet… He related
    how Vets are now called heroes when he was called a baby killer when get got
    back from Viet Nam.

    Then he stated that Veterans are both.
    That started my blood boiling because, as a Veteran, I am not a baby killer nor
    is anyone else who has served. He then went on to describe his medical use of
    marijuana and offered to educate me about marijuana since I have been misled. I
    started to answer him by stating I distinguished medicinal use from
    recreational use and he interrupted me to say he was a recreational user.

    Well, I’d had enough. I wasn’t going to let him use
    his status as a Vet to encourage people to break the law so I reminded him of
    our oath of service and that we were supposed to uphold and defend the
    constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so he was an enemy.”

    ________________________________________________________________

    I would say what pissed me off about the whole thing
    is that he said “… our oath of service… we were supposed to uphold and
    defend the Constitution against ALL enemies foreign and domestic…”

    Yes Mr. Montgomery, I took that oath, I remember it very well. Actually I’ll
    NEVER forget it. It was the most PROUD day of my life. So let’s talk about that
    oath. I WILL defend the constitution against ALL enemies foreign and domestic. My
    problem with his statement is that I’ve gone over and over the Constitution and
    no where in it does it state that I can’t use Cannabis. Actually, it says I CAN
    in so many different places it’s ridiculous. My oath was to defend the Constitution,
    NOT your oppressive legislative statutes, used to control the behavior of the
    people! To me, those laws are an ENEMY of the Constitution and that’s what we
    Veterans do. We stand up so that others may sit!

    I also have a huge problem with his saying “… I draw a
    distinction between Medical and Recreational marijuana…” That’s the biggest line of BULLSHIT I’ve ever
    heard! He despises BOTH and has done nothing but try to shut down AZ’s MMA,
    since it’s inception. He’s lost at every level of the Judiciary in BOTH State
    and Federal Courts trying to overturn the AMMA. He’s presently prosecuting
    several Medical Marijuana patients in Arizona. He probably won’t win, but IMHO
    he’s attempting to cost them so much money in Legal Fees that they’ll end up
    taking a “Plea Deal”. If they Plead out, he’ll have a precedent set to be able
    to prosecute medical marijuana patients who are in compliance with State Law.

    I see we have the resident expert on everything Republican with
    us, blaming the voters of Maricopa County, saying we “…get what we deserve, we
    voted for him, etc…” Blathering on about
    how “This’s what happens when you don’t vote”, etc… What this self proclaimed
    expert should do, is his research before he opens his mouth!

    I don’t care if EVERY Democrat in the State of AZ voted
    THREE times! (like they do in Chicago), they wouldn’t have beaten Bill
    Montgomery OR Joe Arpaio! The biggest problem was that the Democrats didn’t
    find it necessary to even RUN anyone AGAINST them! So, blaming this on Maricopa
    County Republicans is just MISINFORMED but very IGNORANT at best! I love people
    who stereotype EVERYONE and then try to make them fit in the little box that he’s
    created for them. Even if you don’t fit, you WILL by the time he’s done! Round
    peg, meet Square hole! It fascinates me, especially when someone doesn’t know
    shit about AZ politics, that they’ve ALWAYS got the same thing to say! I swear,
    it’s the SAME thing in every post, just changing the name. I actually quit
    reading his posts and won’t read any future posts, long ago b/c they’re always
    the SAME every time and THESE were no different. There’s really no need to read
    them, but these responses somehow piqued my interest b/c I knew how wrong he
    was. I LIVE it! He changes a few words here, a state there, etc… but then brings the SAME shit, over and over
    even though he’s wrong! Nothing but a “Keyboard Commando” (I’m positive that
    this post will be C & P’d and responded to, over and over again by this
    person but… remember, he knows NOTHING
    of which he speaks about AZ)

    Calling them “Hippie punching, torture loving, etc… Republicans
    is stereotyping. The CARERS Act, for which I was in D.C. lobbying for it’s
    passage. It just so happens that it’s one of those “Hippie Punching, Torture
    loving AZ Repubicans” (Jeff Flake R-AZ) that’s trying to FORCE this bill into a
    hearing on the Judicial Committee. The Hippie Punching, gun grabbing, civil
    rights invading Dianne Feinstein is working AGAINST such a thing. But we’re ALL
    the same! Bill Montgomery definitely doesn’t represent the will of even the
    majority of Maricopa County citizens. But in order to beat him, you need to
    challenge him.

    The only challenge Bill Montgomery had was in the Primary
    where he was at least CHALLENGED by a Libertarian who had $500 in his pocket,
    Campaign signs made from Plywood with the message spray painted in stencils.
    (IIRC, there were only 50 of those) He had NO backing and jumped into the race
    late. However, the guy garnered 80,000+ Votes in the Primary. But at least he
    had the BALLS to RUN against Montgomery. AZ Democrats don’t have anyone
    CREDIBLE or qualified to run for these seats. If they did, they would!

    Same with Joe Arpaio! The only challenge he had was in the
    Primary as well. The guy who ran against him in the General was a Republican
    running on the Democratic ticket, so he couldn’t even get THERE (Dems) support!
    But Arpaio’s got over $50 MILLION in his campaign war chest. It’s NOT all from
    Arizonans either. It’s from people all over the country that send him money. If
    he were required to get his money from Maricopa County residents, he wouldn’t
    have nearly the war chest he’s got. So once again, it’s NOT just AZ Republicans
    who keep electing these people, it’s people from all over the country. The
    Democrats didn’t find it necessary to even RUN anyone against them. At least
    nobody with any credibility.

    Bill Montgomery’s got an image problem and this is going to KILL him in his
    next campaign if he chooses to run. I promise! This will be kept on the Front
    burner with ALL AZ Veterans groups. We’re also creating a “Crony’s List” of his
    cronies because we’re e-mailing every one of the GOP & Dem Legislators in
    AZ, Veterans Groups, City and County Officials, etc… making them take a stand
    on this issue. It’s time! We’re not going to let them get away with running for
    office anymore and laughing off where they stand on cannabis. That means ALL
    politicians, not just one party. I bet he’ll lose 80% of the Veteran vote in AZ.
    There’s always that 20% that will support him. The Senior citizen crowd will
    still support him. This is really going to come back to haunt him!

    Bill Montgomery needs to learn to keep his emotions in
    check. After all, he IS a Public Official, and represents the citizens of
    Maricopa County, when he’s up there. He has to learn that you can’t talk to
    Veterans the way he did. Hell, you don’t talk to ANYONE like that, I don’t care
    who they are! But when a guy went to Viet Nam and fought, in such a
    controversial War when most others didn’t, I believe shields him from ever
    being spoken to like that. By anyone, but especially by another Veteran!

  • h8hpd

    yet a person could allow a Vietnam vet to take pills known to kill its prescribers by the THOUSANDS daily, and won’t allow him the extract from a PLANT. a plant that when set on fire after being dried, will help you with much of your other ailments? having a mother who swallows 20+ pills a day and only ask to smoke medical marijuana to offset the fucking sickness taking 20 synthetic pills causes every day of her life, i stand by any person that needs an natural way to heal, or feel better with themselves.