The proscrition of marijuana is an unreasonable police regulation of our fundmental rights to liberty, to property and to privacy and contravenes the 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments. Why? Because the private cultivation, sale and use of marijuana does not threaten public safety, health or welfare. There is no victim of a crime.
“The police power may be exerted … to invade rights … when such legislation bears a real and substantial relation to the public health [and] safety.” Liggett Co. v. Baldridge, 278 U.S. 105, 111,112; 49 S.Ct.57, 59 (1928).
Constitution of the United States
Article I Section 8 paragraph 18: “To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, ….” http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm
Amendment IV: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,..”
Amendment XIV " nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; "
The Maine Constitution
“The Legislature … shall have full power to make and establish all reasonable laws and regulations.” Me. Const. Art. IV, pt 3, § 1.
State “police power which trenches upon the constitutionally protected freedom even though enacted pursuant to a valid state interest, bears a heavy burden of justification … and will be upheld only if it is necessary, and not merely rationally related, to the accomplishment of a permissible state policy.” McLaughlin v. Florida, 379 U.S. 184, 196; 85 S.Ct. 283, 290 (1964); Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479, 497, 85 S. Ct. 1678 (1965); Ravin v. State of Alaska, 537 P. 2d 494,.497 (1975). Emphasis added.
“[P]olice powers … ‘are nothing more or less than the powers of government inherent in every sovereignty …. the power to govern men and things.’” Munn v. Illinois, 94 U.S. 113, 125 (1876).
‘“The fundamental guaranties of the Constitution cannot be freely submerged if and whenever some ostensible justification is advanced and the police power invoked.” Nebbia v. New York, 291 U.S. 502, 546 (1934). Emphasis added.
“[T]he police power of the State … can only interfere with the conduct of individuals in their intercourse with each other, and in the use of their property.” Munn v. Illinois, 94 U.S. 113, 145 (1876).
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“The police power of a state … is subordinate to constitutional limitations. Under it there is no unrestricted authority to accomplish whatever the public may presently desire. It is the governmental power of self-protection and permits reasonable regulation of rights and property in particulars essential to the preservation of the community from injury.” Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. v. Highway Comm'n, 294 U.S. 613, 622 (1935).
“The power of the State over the property of the citizen under the constitutional guaranty is well defined .. the State .. may control the use and possession of property, so far as may be necessary for the protection of the rights of others. The doctrine that each one must so use his own as not to injure his neighbor-sic utere tuo ut alienum non laedas-is the rule by which every member or society must possess and enjoy his property; and all legislation essential to secure this common and equal enjoyment is a legitimate exercise of State authority.” Munn v. Illinois, 94 U.S. 13, 145 (1876).
“[P]public interest demands that all dangerous conditions be prevented or abated.” Camara v. Municipal Court, 387 U.S. 523, 537 (1967).
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War on Drugs Police State Action
IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE
Being arrested is seizure of person, deprivation of liberty, Seizing marijuana is deprivation of property. A search warrant is an invasion of privacy. Liberty, property and privacy are fundamental rights.
We live in a police state when NORML, ACLU and
even Amnesty International are afraid to defend individual civil liberties, basic human rights from unreasonable government intrusion by challenging the constitutionality of the marijuana laws in a court of
Lawyers and judges of the judiciary have failed to defend individual rights, to liberty, to property, and to privacy secured by the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments from unreasonable police power in a court of law. The marijuana laws use of police power has never been determined to be reasonable or unreasonable.The courts have declared marijuana it self is not a fundamental right the use of police power has a rational basis.
''The province of the court is, solely, to decide on the rights of individuals, …...'' Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 170 (1803).
A full custodial arrest is …a severe intrusion on an individual's liberty, itsreasonableness hinges on "the degree to which it is needed for the promotion of legitimate governmental interests.” Wyoming v. Houghton, 526 U.S. 295, 300 (1999).
“The Congress [of the United States] makes the following findings: (1) Individuals enjoy a fundamental right to own and enjoy property which is enshrined in the United States Constitution.” Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarty (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996,Title 22 U.S.C.-6081.
[A]nd wherever an individual may harbor a reasonable "expectation of privacy…he is entitled to be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1, 9 (1968)
State “police power which trenches upon the constitutionally protected freedom even though enacted pursuant to a valid state interest, bears a heavy burden of justification … and will be upheld only if it is necessary, and not merely rationallyrelated, to the accomplishment of a permissible state policy.” McLaughlin v. Florida, 379 U.S. 184, 196; 85 S.Ct. 283, 290
(1964); Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479, 497, 85 S. Ct. 1678 (1965); Ravin v. State of Alaska, 537 P. 2d 494,.497 (1975).
“Criminal statutes [must] be subjected to the most rigid scrutiny … if they are ever to be upheld, they must be shown to be necessary to the accomplishment of some permissible state objective.” Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1, 11 (1967).
One's right to life, liberty, and property, may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections. West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624, 638 1943.
The fundamental purpose of
a police state is the deprivation of constitutional rights to liberty, property and privacy without due
process of law. Due proces of law requires the laws that deprive rights be justified by a compelling state interest to show the laws are reasonable and necessary to protect public
A government's repression of rights has range of degrees. A police state occurs when a law depriving rights is for political reasons and not protecting public safety. Persons of a police state have fear to express their opinions and believe if they do they are subject to police investigation by informants or by the under cover cops.
Political control is exerted by rational use of police power which contravenes the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Police states are not subject to the rule of law. The constitution requires the the use of police power to be reasonable. Marijuana remains illegal because the courts have declared the War on Drugs as rational use of police power.
Police are enforcing laws that have nothing to do with protecting public safety. Law enforcement officials are violating their oath to uphold the Constitution by enforcing unreasonable laws.
We Live in a Police State:
1.When we have to go to the polls to protect our fundamental rights to privacy, to liberty and to property from police power.
2. When the lawyers and judges refuse to defend these fundamental rights. When police arbitrarily enforce the marijuana laws.
3. When the police can not tell you why marijuana is illegal.
4. When the use of police power is not protecting public safety, the rights of others.
5. When the courts deny the enforcement of the marijuana deprive persons their fundamental rights to liberty, to property and to privacy.
6. When the courts do not recognize marijuana users as person and do not recognize marijuana as property. Only persons and property are protected from unreasonable deprivation.
7. When the courts declared the use of police power is rational and the marijuana laws do not have to be justified.
8. When the courts declared the use of police power for political reasons is constitutional.
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