Here are some of my favorite quotes, by our founding fathers and other famous open minded sensible people. Thomas Jefferson
Our third President, was an advocate for retraining government via rebellion and violence when our government enacts a law that is oppressing. On January 30, 1787 Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to James Madison, it stated and I quote "A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical…It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." In a similar letter he wrote to Abigail Adams on February 22, 1987 stated "The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all." Thomas Jefferson wrote a book called Notes on Tobacco
, which explains why he doesn't like tobacco and prefers hemp. He further explains this in his Farm Journal
on March 16, 1971, whch he stated, "The culture [of tobacco] is pernicious. This plant greatly exhausts the soil. Of course, it requires much manure, therefore other productions are deprived of manure, yielding no nourishment for cattle, there is no return for the manure expended... It is impolitic... The fact well established in the system of agriculture is that the best hemp and the best tobacco grow on the same kind of soil. The former article is of the first necessity to the commerce and marine, in other words to the wealth and protection of the country. The latter, never useful and sometimes pernicious, derives its estimation from caprice, and its best value from the taxes to which it was formerly exposed..." He also stated "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country." George Washington
Washington was a lot like Jefferson in thier dislike for tobacco. In Washington's 1765 Farm Journal
he explains his own growing methods of hemp. One of his most famous quotes during his presidency was "Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere." John Adams
Adams wrote a letter to the Boston Evening Post in 1763 advocating the production of hemp as a cash crop to pay off debts and taxes. He stated "We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption. Albert Einstein
This is undoubtedly my favorite quote, from one of the greatest mind this world has seen!!! Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the U.S.A.", 1921 "The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." If we would be cross examining this philosophy, instead of his work on the atomic bomb this world would be a better place!!!