|Photo: Roger Goodman For Congress
“Happy 4th of July, everybody! As I march in the parades and go to barbecues today, I am mindful that our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution were drafted on hemp parchment and that Washington and Jefferson grew and used hemp for many purposes.
“I wonder what our Founders would think today, as well as Lincoln and Einstein and others who have condemned prohibitions…
“Now is the time for us, at this tipping point in history, to remember America’s underlying political principles — liberty and justice — and thereby for us all to fight together and finally end this outrageous policy of cannabis prohibition!”
First District, Washington State
July 4, 2011