Clinton Calls Amendment Nixing D.C. Vote Sensible!

Clinton Calls Amendment Nixing D.C. Vote Sensible!
Posted by FoM on December 10, 1998 at 22:10:33 PT
It sure shows Clinton's double standards!
Clinton Administration Calls Amendment Nixing D.C. Medical Marijuana Vote "Sensible" December 10, 1998, Washington, D.C.: The Department of Justice filed legal papers last week supporting a Congressional amendment that forbids the D.C. government from certifying the results of November's election on Medical Marijuana. 
Initiative sponsors and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are challenging the constitutionality of the amendment in federal court. "This motion places the Clinton Administration clearly on the side of thwarting democracy," announced NORML Foundation Executive Director Allen St. Pierre. "They are supporting efforts to stifle the voice of the more than one hundred thousand D.C. residents who voted to legalize medical marijuana in the District of Columbia." The amendment in question, introduced by Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) and attached to the District's appropriations bill, mandates the D.C. government to withhold funds for any initiative that minimizes marijuana penalties. Officials estimate that certifying the results would cost the city $1.64. A legal brief filed by the Justice Department said "[Congress] has sensibly prohibited the use of public funds to conduct an election on Initiative 59," the District's medical marijuana proposal. Exit polls indicate that 69 percent of D.C. voters approved the measure. A federal judge will rule on the issue later this month. Several area groups, including the D.C. chapter of the League of Women Voters, the D.C. Statehood Party, the Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance, the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, and the D.C. Chapter of the Republican National African-American Council filed court papers siding with the ACLU. If the judge orders city officials to tabulate and certify the vote results, Congress then has 30 days to accept or veto the new law. For more information, please contact either Keith Stroup of NORML   (202) 483-5500 or Wayne Turner of ACT-UP   (202) 547-9404. 
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on December 11, 1998 at 10:32:19 PT
They Don't Care!
Isn't it upsurd? We are getting wackier by the minute! Not us, them! Sometimes when I listen to our politicans on tv I seem to think they are missing something. What they are missing is honest, true compassion! When they finally paid attention to the Aids Epidemic 36,000 young gay men were dead! They actually didn't care how many died. Let them die! When it was discoverd that it was a blood born disease and could effect straight people then they started paying attention. They are killing IV drug users too by refusing clean needle exchange! Just let them die and the world will be a better place! I know thats how they feel and I loathe that behavior!They just don't care about humanity!
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Comment #1 posted by UaN on December 11, 1998 at 10:03:31 PT
I have an idea
They need to subtract the $1.64 from the 23 million allocated for the fungus.....or Hell, I'll pay the $1.64..This government has lost it phreaking minds!!!!No such thing anymore as "Power to the People"!!!!!
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