RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
PART. I. RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Section. 11. Only Citizens aged 18 years or older will be considered adults and be permitted to purchase stimulants including alcohol and marijuana; marijuana in drinkable or edible form will be treated in the same manner as alcohol, and in smokable form, as cigarettes; no Citizen may expose another Citizen to stimulants without their permission; smoking, shooting or snorting stimulants at work or in enclosed or populated public places or around children will be prohibited; consuming stimulant beverages and edibles in public or around children will be permitted so long as the consumer is not disorderly and no stimulants are consumable by children; providing or administering unprescribed stimulants to children will be prohibited; all stimulants will require child proofing with large warnings:
The U S consumes 80% of the world’s opioids! making us a nation of drug addicts. We must ensure that our next generations are not. Children and other Citizens in public or enclosed places will be protected from exposure to stimulants and wasted behavior. Marijuana in smokable form will be treated as we treat cigarettes, and in drinkable or edible form, like alcohol, with a difference for high and low THC or other stimulating content, like beer and wine versus hard alcohol, and science based DUI limits. Patients will not be given a free pass to drive wasted.
Federal Health Departments will distribute all other drugs prescription or not, and treat addiction as a disease; purchasers of drugs, alcohol and marijuana are going to have to attend AA meetings with a frequency commensurate with their habits:
Government drug distribution sabotages organized crime, reduces related crimes and drug overdose deaths, and provides patient-addicts with effective ways to quit. Drug addiction will be dealt with as a disease. Anyone buying drugs, or excessive amounts of alcohol and marijuana, will have to attend AA-type meetings which have been shown to significantly reduce addiction in the many countries using government drug systems with great success. A small price to pay for a clean, cheap fix, AA addresses the root cause of the disease and will provide programs to addicts when they wish to kick. Ex-addict sponsors will help addicts get clean and find steady work.
Government distribution of street drugs eliminates numerous types of crime. Addicts will no longer have to commit burglaries, robberies, muggings or prostitution to get money to buy drugs since government drugs will be so good, safe and cheap they’ll make street drugs obsolete. Additional drug related crimes include money laundering, debt collection and turf wars. Drug profits fund organized crime’s other illegal activities like prostitution, human trafficking, robbery, murder, racketeering, gambling and extortion. All of these criminals and crimes will be dealt a debilitating blow by The Valentine Constitution.
SPEAK POWER to POWER
Keeping 90% of our current Constitution, foundations and rights intact, The Valentine Constitution modernizes our unaccountable government to assist rather than restrict citizens.
Women, LGBTs, blacks, anti-tax and anti-deficit groups, environmentalists, 80% of America will get what they want most.
Candidates, nonprofits, foundations, protests and fundraisers have failed for decades to fulfill their missions. If they were going to solve our problems, they would have by now. How much longer will you hope that government or Wall Street or scientists solve your problems when they haven’t yet?
Even if your wish list of candidates were elected, what legislation would they pass? They’re too polarized and stalemated, between and within parties, to pass all the legislation needed to solve our many problems, and how long would it take them? It took Valentine 12,000 hours over 45 years! Unless we dictate play, our problems will never be solved.
Left, right and center voters, nonprofits, causes and celebrities can combine their considerable power to get the word out to dictate to candidates to vote FOR RATIFICATION or not be (re)elected.
The hard work’s been done. All you have to do is say you want it to trigger positive polling and they’ll ratify it to get your vote, then we can finally fix everything.