Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 28, 2005 · Page 9
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2005 -9 PAID ADVERTISEMENT "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so." -Genesis chapter 1, verse 11 "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it sltall be for meat." -Genesis chapter 1, verse 29 GOD LOVES YOU. GIVE THANKS! My name is Reverend Les Crane and I am the owner of Mendo Spiritual Remedies in Laytonville. I have been open for about a year and a half, and have continued to stay open even when UMCC and Compassionate Caregivers closed their doors. I've seen a lot of patients come to my store from Ukiah. Some were so happy to see that I was open, they were in tears. Others were so sick they could not even drive a car, and had 'to rely on someone else to bring them. We live in the United States of America. Why is it, that nine years after we passed this law, we still can't walk into a drug store and get our medicine-the medicine God created, not the medicines that man has created-? Now, here in Ukiah, the officials that were voted in by the people, that are paid by the people, are telling me that what you voted for does not count. You can't have God's medicine. How can I call it God's medicine? I do not believe it was God's intent, when he created man, for there to be pharmacies here. Everything you and I need is in the woods. No government has the right to make me take harmful chemicals that are dangerous to my health when my God gave me Peojtfo, something else. ' "The fruit thereof shall be for meat and leaf thereof for medicine." -Ezekiel chapter 47, verse 12 I have been doing some checking, and it is against the law for somebody that works for the State of California to go against any law that the people have voted in favor of. In order to have an urgent ordinance, don't you need to have an urgent problem? My question to the, members of City Council, to the Mayor, and to the people of Ukiah-what is the urgent problem? I bet I can come up with countless reasons why we have an urgent problem with alcohol. But nobody wants to talk about that. When I was thirteen, my Dad died driving drunk. When I was eighteen, my step-dad died of acute alcoholism. Yet no one ever speaks of slowing down booze. Why is that? My next thought- If somebody is working for me and they don't do what I tell them to do, well, I fire them. I believe the people voted yes on Proposition 215 and yes on Proposition G. So what is it that the members of City Council and the Mayor are saying? It seems to me they have their own hidden agenda. Also, when you force people to grow indoors, and the city owns the electric company, who stands to profit? Now two contradicting ordinances have been created. One puts a limit to how much of God's medicine a person is allowed to cultivate, and the other has eliminated any alternate source of medicine for sick people. Not everybody can or is willing to grow their own medicine. They may be- too sick, or even too scared. What about that guy who was shot when he caught someone trying to steal his medicine? That is enough to make anyone think twice about having to put their families at risk just to be able to medicate. I really believe that if our forefathers like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin were alive today to witness this, they would be standing behind me, not the City Council or the Mayor. Has anybody read the Declaration of Independence lately? If not, here it is. I'm asking everyone to read it. Especially the people that we voted into office. I have highlighted spots that I believe are prudent to what is going on in society right now. Does anybody else notice this? I think it's very possible that we have come full circle from where we started. God save us. Thank you, God, for allowing me to speak out against tyranny. I'm only saying the things that most people want to say, but have no means of saying them. Hemp has so many uses. My God did not just put it here for medicine.- It is also here for food (hempseed), oil, clothing, rope, plastic (yeah, plastic!). And' it's biodegradable as well, allowing paper -to be made at a much lower cost to the environment man that made of trees. Most, if not all religions, call upon the Tree of Life to heal the nations. I, along with many others, believe this tree to be cannabis/hemp. God has blessed me with so much, I don't know what else to do but try to pass it on. So back home, in Laytonville, I try to help in the ways I know how. On December 26, 2004 I opened a youth center called "Your Place". It has three pool tables, a foosball table, two big screen TV's, and two Xboxes, and provides the. kids with a safe, free environment to hang Peafite out. I really believe that our children are one of our most important assets. And it seems to me that we are not doing our parts to make this a better world for them to live in. I never hear about school budgets being increased, only cut. More children...less money. But we have plenty of money for stupid stuff like bombing civilians and sending rockets into the sky to chase comets. Am I the only one noticing this garbage? Our elderly have to foot the bill for their pharmaceuticals without the government even giving them the option of growing their own. Is this America or Nazi Germany? This is the question I'm forced to ask myself. I also try to support the Food Banks as much as possible. Last year I donated over $10,000 to the Food Banks- $5,000 to Ukiah, $2,000 to Willits, and $3,000 to Fort Bragg. Every month I bring fifty gallons of milk to the Food Bank in Laytonville, because when I got to California I went to the Food Bank for three months while I got on my feet. 1 thank God they were there and I have not forgotten. Thank you so much to all the people who work for the Foo'd Banks. You guys rock! God loves you.. If he blesses you, you should pass that blessing on. We can't take it with us when we die. Now I am hoping to open a youth center here hi Ukiah by Thanksgiving or Christmas, God willing. I don't have all the answers. But I do think that if we all tried to treat everything as if it were God, and love and thank him for everything we are blessed with, we would be left with an awesome world. Don't worry about what God another person is praying to. 'Just have the best relationship you can with your Creator, because he/she loves us all. In the Bible, these problems are clearly predicted: "Now the spirit spcaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart frorti the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is •sanctified by the word of God and prayer." -I Timothy chapter 4, verses 1-5 In closing I hope you will lend me your support while I attempt to fight these ridiculous injustices. I love the human race. But I'm scared for its future. God loves you. Give thanks! I must also point out that the Food Bank is having an urgent problem. Between gas prices being outrageous, more people needing help, and the growing concern for recent hurricane victims, people tend to easily forget about the poverty levels here that rose by 12% last year alone. Yeah, 12%. I was also told that they are experiencing a lot of cuts at the worst possible time for them. So if you find yourself with a little extra this month, you might consider dropping it by there and you can you see the need for •yourself. Hemp Plus plans to offer its help by donating 1% of total sales to the local Food Bank. And just for the record, Hemp Plus Ministry is a retail store in the front and an official church in the back where we do individual ministering. PEACE AND GOD BLESS. Declaration of Independence Every part In bold is to show that we in California have our own King George for which we need another tea party! When in the of human, events it .becomes necessary for one people to dissolve- the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal* station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them,'a decent respect to, the opinions of mankind. requires that they should declare'the causes whwh.impel me^ to ^separation.' " State of the Union For the sake of the children they say, Put those drug dealers and terrorists away, while countries are being overthrown by the CIA. They talk about a fight at a basketball game, saying bur violent country has them to blame, they show each punch but forget about Iraq. You see those poor people are just trying to win their country back. Just as we did When taxed with no representation. And just as I feel in our current state of the nation. Because business is as usual in our fine land. Healthcare for the richest is united we stand, Let the poor eat cake while we fine dine. The rich drink champagne while the bums drink cheap wine. Two people to a house that could fit fifty- four. While we have millions of homeless sleep on the floor. Equal rights are only equal if your bank says so. Credit scores and incomes run this show. Rehabs for the rich and jails for the poor. All .the small business has moved to one store. It's the depot of life but it's pay to play. A society of nepotism is the American way. Common unity is only seen if you have the green. And if you are middle class you just think you are in between. But don't be fooled by this corporation. ' It is just a company that calls itself a nation. You see our taxes are paid to fund our big brother. Who could really care less if they killed our mother. They are robbing our earth of ozone and oil. And using depleted uranium to infect others ' soil. See some days I just pray for this world to just end. A day that God will actually send. A sword to cut off the head of the beast. For you and I will rejoice and finally feast. - Reverend Patrick Duff whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the, dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions, within. 'He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to, ^encourage' ,%theiis migrations, hither, and '; raising,^.the. - '.conditions of new Appropriations of Lands, " " ' -He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers, He, has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. He'has erected a multitude of New Offices, • and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. ' He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of are ertdowe^by'^ir^Crea1orwith:"c?ftain unalienable Rights, that among these arc Life, .Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -That-to secure these rights, Governments 'are instituted among Men, deriving-their just powers 'from the consent of' the governed, -That whenever any Form of Government becomes .destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or , to abolish it,' and- to institute new ' Government, laying its foundatioh'on such principles and organizing its' powers, in > such fo|m, as to them shaUseem most likely, our legislatures, 'to effect their .Safety, 1 and Happiness. V?He has affected,'to render the Military Prudence, indeed, will, dictate that" independent of and superior to the Civil Governments long established should not Power,, <be changed for light and transient, causes; ' He has combined with others to subject us and accordingly all experience hath shewn to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, that mankind are more'disposed^to suffer, and unacknowledged by our laws; givin while evils are sufferable than to right his Assent to their Acts of pretende: themselves by abolishing the,'forms to Which they are accustomed. But when a 'long train of abuses and usurpation^ pursuing invariably .[the" same Object _ evinces a design to 'reduce them under 1 absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such" Government and to provide new Guards for their future security! --Such> has b t een, th'e, patient sufferance of'these Colonies; and stjch is now the necessity whicK constrains them to alter their former Systems of Goyernment; For depriving us in many cases, of the The history of the present King .of. Great benefit of Trial by Jury: ' Britain is a history of repeated injuries and For transporting us beyond Seas to be usurpations, all having in direct object the tried for pretended offenses: establishment of an absolute Tyranny^ over For abolishing the free System of English these States. To'prove this, let Facts be Laws . in a neighboring -Province, --•—-- J — i^ "— establishing therein •' an Arbitrary government^ and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an exampl J "' instrument for introducing th absolute rule into these Colonies > For taking away our Charters, abolishing Legislation:; . For,quartering large bodies'of armed tnSops among us: For protecting ^them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Miiirders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of .these States: - ' -;' " • For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world; , For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: submitted to a candid world,' • He has refuted his 'Assent to' Laws, the most, Wholesome and-necessary for the public good. " "'",,-, < He has forbidden his Governors to pass < . Laws i of immediate arid pressing importance, unless" suspended Jn! theft -, operation till his, Assent should be objajhed; ,and when so suspended, he has^utterjy neglected fo attend to them. •' * - - le and fit e same our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: .. ' . ' , .,., , , *For suspending our own Legislatures, and He has refused'to pass other Laws for the -' declaring themselves invested with power accommodation , of large districts of, to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever, . people,! unless those pBppJe, v would >\ He'has abdicated Government here, by • relinquish, the right of Representation; in the., declaring us out of his Protection and Legislature, a right inestimable to them'and < waging War against us, • ' "•-"--' ' "*-%lp?4<*«a WMW , ravaged Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. ln<every stage of these'Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reininded' them of the circumstances of our emigration- and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we, have conjured than by the ties of our' common kindred. To disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections andi correspondence. They loo have been deaf to the voice or justice and of consanguinity. We, must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity,, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. ] We, therefore, the Representatives of the' United States of America, in General' Congress, Assembled, appealing to' the, Supreme Judge of the world for the, rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority'of the good, People of these- Colonies, solemnly 1 publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free* and Independent States, that they are^ Absolved .from all Allegiance to the Britishl Crown* and that all political connection! between them and the State of Great Britain, is and-ought to be totally dissolved; and; that as Free and Independent States, they: have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace! contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and! to do all other Acts and Things which! Independent States may of right do. -And: for the support of this Declaration, with a] firm reliance ori the protection of Diving Providence, we mutually pledge to each! other our Lives, our Fortunes and our' sacred Honor. Rev. Leg Crane & Rev, * OKf rertit without Ms \WlllH GOO GAVE tr ro us MO NO out CAN mt ITAWV or \(-<\ j t I i-s C KUH- i'.ill 272-11S4 -li \, \ our liu al Mulli-Di 4 •*

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