Delay of Drug Czar Confirmation an Act of Treason

Delay of Drug Czar Confirmation an Act of Treason
Posted by FoM on November 08, 2001 at 07:45:05 PT
Press Release
Source: Business Wire
Sighting national security concerns, Drug Free America Foundation is calling on the U.S. Senate to set aside political in-fighting and fill the vacant drug Drug Czar seat. John P. Walters was nominated last May as Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy (O.N.D.C.P.) but his confirmation continues to be delayed by Senators bent on flexing political muscle."It is critical to our national security that this essential cabinet position be confirmed immediately," said Calvina L. Fay, executive director of Drug Free America Foundation. 
"We have an experienced, well qualified, highly respected nominee in John Walters for this position. The continued delays and incessant politicking here are reprehensible."President George W. Bush has expressed concern that the September 11th terrorist attacks were financed by the lucrative Afghan drug trade. Despite the Taliban's denunciation of opium cultivation as "un-Islamic," Afghanistan still grossed an estimated $180-million in drug trade last year. This number is expected to rise sharply next year. United Nations observers are reporting that major Afghan poppy-growing areas are being prepared for planting."That signals a major increase next year in the availability of heroin and other opium-based narcotics in the United States and an enormous financial windfall for the terrorists' war-machine," warned Fay. "If only for these reasons, Americans must insist that the Senate put aside political pettiness and confirm Mr. Walters immediately. Further delay at this crucial time should be regarded as an Act of Treason against our nation and culpable Senators should be held accountable for the drug-related injury and death that will result from their continued negligence."Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is encouraging all concerned and/or outraged Americans to attend a press conference Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. on the north east corner of the Capital building known as the Senate "Swamp."In addition, voters should call or email members of the Senate Confirmation Committee and insist immediate confirmation.Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to global elimination of illegal drug use, drug addiction, drug-related illnesses and death.Complete Title: Drug Free America Foundation Calls Delay of Drug Czar Confirmation an Act of TreasonSource: Business WirePublished: November 6, 2001Copyright: Business Wire 2001Website: Articles:A Throwback Drug Czar Bush Should Rethink Walters Chief Stirs Debate
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Comment #15 posted by kaptinemo on November 09, 2001 at 09:20:12 PT:
Ms. Fay needs to read her Constitution
Article. III. Section 3, US Constitution:Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. Clause 2: The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.OK, we, here can therefore make a claim of treason against the United States by unlawful usurpation of traditional and Constitutionally mandated rights courtesy of the DrugWarriors. But we know it won't happen. More likely we'd be killed for attempting to exercise those rights, now that they have been abrogated by the Bush Too (or should that be 'sub one'?) Administration. I predict a small but important population explosion in BC within a year.
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Comment #14 posted by freedom fighter on November 09, 2001 at 01:27:16 PT
Heard on the rumor mill
Hail to Tailbush!
Hail to Tailbush!ff
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Comment #13 posted by Legalize on November 08, 2001 at 14:48:49 PT
Who is really behind the Partnership...
Pharmaceuticals, Fossil Fuels and Chemical corporations sponsoring anti-drug groups? Removing corporate competition by legislating cannabis prohibition laws is nothing short of treason. Fascism is not American or Capitalism! Partnership of Lies and Fraud! Legalize!Partnership for Drug-policy Facts and Alternatives to the War Zeolots PDFA Partnership: Hard Sell in the Drug War is your Ad Campaign on Tax Money. Any Questions? is really behind the Partnership For A Drug Free America for Drug Policy Facts & Alternatives... and the Drug War The Myth of "Liberal Bias" in the Media Bush, Cheney Have Millions in Assets for a Drug-Free America?
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Comment #12 posted by xxdr_zombiexx on November 08, 2001 at 14:35:24 PT
There are fascists....
And then there are FASCISTS - the Semblers are Fascists of the worst sort. They are NAZI's.Look at their hysterical (as in profoundly disturbed - vs "funny") use of the word Treason and then supporting a knuckle-dragging anti-intellectual (shoot 'em down, then ask questions) neanderthal like Walters in the same breath.
Walters nomination was delayed becasue HE is a champion 
of the shoot-em-down Druuug enforcement that killed the missonary and her baby the day HE was to be "sworn in".You will note they reside in florida, the state that handed Bush the Presidency. They used to live in Texas, the only state where they could safely operate their deadly "treatment" program called Straight Inc. They were closed for a reason, folks. They allowed children to die because they had no clue what they were doing. They are incompetent, and have managed to find the Bush Clan will further their dream of institutionalized incompetence.Its because of Straight, Inc, that there has been ever-increasing State and Federal guidlines for treatment programs. The semblers wanted to have "religious" training declared "professional" so they could toture kids and get 3rd party payments.Remember the bit about "faith-based initiatives"? The Semblers, again. Futhereing their desire to bypass professional licencing,which grew out of the egregious violations of clients by unscrupulous "clinicians" to begin with.The preceeding commentaries are correct: these people are BAD NEWS. If this ain't organized crime, I am unsure what is.....FREEDOM ENDURES
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Comment #11 posted by Rusty Herring on November 08, 2001 at 12:36:38 PT:
drug czar
I'm so glad someone is using the word treason besides me. However, it is not the delay in confirming Walters nomination but the fact that we have a drug czar tht is an act of treason.
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Comment #10 posted by null on November 08, 2001 at 12:34:40 PT
great info, observer!
Additionally, if you would like to see the direct ties between George & Jeb Bush and the Drug Free America Foundation:excerpt from the page observer's posted link:
Straight co-founder and board member/vice chairperson of DARE International Betty Sembler addressing Congress on March 27, 2001 as President/Founder of the Drug Free America Foundation (formerly Straight Foundation, Inc.), after helping Straight raise $90 million dollars.  In 2000 Governor Jeb Bush declared August 8 to be Betty Sembler Day in Florida in part for her work at Straight. She was Jeb Bush's finance co-chairman and her husband Mel is the finance chairman for the national Republican Party. Jeb Bush endorses the Straight follow-on program SAFE, Inc.One of the ultimate ANTIS and her husband are the money machine for the republicans! George and Al spent over 2 billion greenbacks trying to win the election. You think George is going to return the favor of $1 billion dollars of ad money to the Semblers by allowing drug legalisation???We need to get serious lobby money for our cause. We need Bud, Coors, and Marlboro money behind the cause. I'm sure they'd be thrilled to have more products to sell. Just don't let on that we're going to grow our own. :)
Observer's link to info on Straight
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Comment #9 posted by observer on November 08, 2001 at 12:12:43 PT
also see:
from --''Call The Senate Foreign Relations Committee and express your opposition to the Sembler Nomination. Ask them how the hearing could have been public without being announced on their own website ?''[ ] exists in opposition to the confirmation of Melvin Sembler as the next U.S. Ambassador to Italy. It is our position that Mr. Sembler is not qualified to represent the human rights position of our nation based on his association, from 1976-1993, with a chain of abusive adolescent drug treatment facilities known as Straight Incorporated.''Straight Inc. employed techniques of behavior modification that have since been widely criticized as abusive. Straight Inc. misdiagnosed patients, failed to employ qualified staff members, falsely imprisoned clients and denied individuals the right to freely practice their own religion. Former clients, referring to themselves as survivors, have begun to organize and are compiling affidavits. The scenario that these preliminary reports present is a chilling picture. It appears that Straight Inc. systematically denied clients the most basic human rights. As a matter of course & policy, Straight Inc. failed to report its knowledge of sex crimes committed by untold numbers of parents and/or sexual molesters. What was their rationale? These sexual episodes were labeled as the result of the teenagers "drug problem" and failure of moral character. Thus Straight Inc. allowed sexual predators and abusive parents to escape justice while utterly failing to recognize or treat the damage resulting from the sexual or parental abuse.Melvin Sembler was the driving force behind Straight Inc. and its holding company The Straight Foundation. They have since changed its name to Drug Free America Foundation. Based on his own statements, Mr. Sembler appears to fully endorse the kinds of abuses that took place in Straight Inc.'s many facilities. He seems to believe that this kind of severity is a necessary evil in the war on drugs. We think not, we oppose this nomination on the grounds of these human rights abuses. Additionally, Mr. Sembler is alleged to have used political arm twisting and threats to get a license renewal in the State of Florida. This is not the kind of person we want to represent our nation.''
Stop Sembler --
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Comment #8 posted by observer on November 08, 2001 at 12:06:40 PT
re: Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. 
Source: Business Wire In other words, Sembler paid to have this "news" released.Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to global elimination of illegal drug use, drug addiction, drug-related illnesses and death.Translation: Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to locking up adult pot smokers.Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is the stinking carcass of Straight, Inc., on Forced "treatment" at $traight, Inc. -- . . . One mother paid private detectives to kidnap her teenage son in New mexico. They put him in leg irons and drove him overland 1,700 miles to a Straight facility. A teenage girl was riding in a car with her mother when they stopped at a gas station. Her father and two other men entered the vehicle and subdued her while she was taken to Straight. One teen thought his parents were taking him to Disney World and wound up at Straight instead. 89 One youth said abductors raked him barefoot and bloody across a Straight facility's grounds while handcuffed. 90 In the words of Straight's medical director, most teenagers were "convinced by parental pressure to enter treatment." 91Upon arrival children were restrained in a small room. Any who attempted to leave might be beaten by "peer counselors," 92 teens already at Straight. Peer counselors barraged newcomers with questions about drugs and sex: "How does it feel masturbating inside a woman?" 93 A teen who resisted answering was diagnosed as having a bad attitude, indicating need for treatment. One who denied being a drug abuser was called a liar needing treatment. A child who, after of hours of pressure, finally "confessed" to drug abuse was found to need treatment. Such determination might be made by another teen in the Straight program. 94 Straight's medical director freely admitted the program was "supervised, in the main, by skilled nonphysicans and recovering peer counselors." 95
(Drug Warriors & their Prey, Richard Miller, pgs.178-179) 
more on: Straight Inc / Drug Free America Foundation, Inc
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Comment #7 posted by p4me on November 08, 2001 at 10:34:41 PT:
screw what you think...
Drug Free America Foundation. This is a drug culture. Babies are given drugs at birth. Any time something is wrong the people want a pill. It is an abomination to even call your group anything with "drug free" in it. People are allowed to by Cipro at $7 a pill when they do not need it, it can do harm to their body, and it can create a new resistant strain of anthrax. What I am against is drug abuse. This Cipro buying was drug abuse and I am against that happening. Drug Free America my *ss. Absolutely totally and without question an impossibility.I think it was in the year 2000 that the FDA came out with its new dietary guidelines. This would be the basic guidelines of how many fat, protein, and carbohydrates you should eat and the accumulated knowledge of all science since the beginning of time into a form that would be condensed so that the Ameerican Public could understand it enough to incorporate into their eating habits. The basic food group stuff with eat plenty of fruits and vegetable language. Of course obesity is probably the number one health threat to America today excluding things beyond individual control like polluted air and water. Most people do not think of sugar as a drug but it was one of the most fought over wordings in the FDA's new dietary guidelines. Of course the real people concerned wanted to words like "people should restrict their use of sugar." Of course the sugar's trade industry had that changed so it would not be so detrimental to bottom line. Of course sugar has no know medical benefits and is what any health conscious person would call empty calories. So you have big industries that sell sugar water knowing that carbohydrates can be addicting in themselves and then they add caffiene to sell even more sugar water with no nutritional value. And then they add phosphoric acid which I will not go into. And does Coca-Cola give this group money?So screw Drug Free America. Let us educate our people about the dangers of things and let us work on helping people with real drug abuse problems. I am all for that. I am not for lies and political corruption or putting people in jail for bad health decisions. I am tired of the crap. I have no respect for my government and I want to make it work. And for this group to call the Senate traitors for not accepting this Republican hack is way over the top people. Do not listen to anything they say and do not give them money or any support. More bastards.Vote against all incumbents down to dog catcher. Out with the old and in with the new.
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Comment #6 posted by Normllaw on November 08, 2001 at 10:12:30 PT:
Walters nomination out of committee
FYI: Despite five Democratic "nay" votes (including Biden, Leahy and Kennedy), Walters today passed muster and his nomination is out of the Judiciary Committee... 
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Comment #5 posted by E_Johnson on November 08, 2001 at 09:54:34 PT
Drug War/Democracy relationship made clear!
It's treaon not to agree with the lobbying pressure group Drug Free America.Finally at last, the Drug Free Movement takes off their flowered aprons to show us the brown shirts underneath.Now we can all see that this is a fascist movement.If it's treason to disagree with them -- that is an identifying characteristic of fascism.This is an astounding day folks. They've dropped all pretense of being a democratic organization. They have taken an actual literal fascist position in public.And I think this needs to be pointed out wherever and whenever possible, that the Drug Free America movement is a politically correct sounding facade for a fascist organization.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on November 08, 2001 at 08:48:56 PT
Hating Drug Users
They have more hate in their little finger then a room full of drug policy reformers could possibly have against them. Don't they know that NOTHING is worth hating as much as they do? How do they sleep at night? They probably need to take sleeping pills USP only!
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Comment #3 posted by dddd on November 08, 2001 at 08:38:09 PT
It dont get any better than this:
"Drug Free America Foundation Calls Delay of Drug Czar Confirmation an Act of Treason"......Where,,in the most out of touch,,disturbed psycho-cult rubbish writers,,did they come up with the journalistic cretinism to write such a galling blasphemous insane comment like this??...I like it,,,,I like it alot,,because is indicatative of the egregious rantings of a totally grotesque masquerade,,that the drug war is.....I could go on,,but it's time to go to work..............ddd.....d
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Comment #2 posted by greenfox on November 08, 2001 at 08:22:52 PT
SEND `em to JAIL!
It is clear that we are in great danger from the druggies of america, so here is what we must do:Anyone caught smoking marijuana should be imprisoned for life. We call this the "one strike law". The children would not be able to get drugs if their older, evil drug using friends are locked away for life.Anyone caught selling it should be sentenced to death. There is no reason for drug dealers to be treated less harshly than murderers or rapists, because DRUGS KILL!And lastly, we need to take anyone caught MAKING drugs (including growing marijuana) and we need to do something DRASTIC so the public will know that we won't put up with DRUGS! THESE people should be hung until nearly dead, then revived with vinegar, and then set up on four poles, tying one limb to each respectively- and THEN the organs should be punctured and strewn over the drug grower's still living body and then we should burn those organs in a fire while the person is alive to watch and then we finish them by drawing and quartering. This will work.Deterence and imprisoning everybody will take all drugs off the planet. I'll drink to that.-gf
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Comment #1 posted by MikeEEEEE on November 08, 2001 at 08:18:48 PT
Title should read
Delay of Drug Czar Confirmation a wise choice.Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is encouraging all concerned and/or outraged Americans to attend a press conference Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. on the north east corner of the Capital building known as the Senate "Swamp."I hope people with a much higher IQ will be there protesting the Drug Czar confirmation.How do we write business wire, or should I say the voice of corporate Amerika?
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