HB161 Florida house of representatives attempt to set the stage for the governance of dui while using marijuana

September 20, 2015

Sheree Krider

On Monday, September 14, FLORIDA State Representative David Kerner, a Democrat, Filed HB161 which attempts to set a standard for measuring (via blood test) Marijuana intoxication.

It sets the “limit” of 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood.

Anyone with a blood test showing THC level that is above 5 nanograms “commits the offense of driving under the influence”.

This was done in response to the death of a 16 year old girl,  Naomi Pomerance, who was killed while riding on the back of a scooter and being hit by a car whose driver had been smoking marijuana in March of this year.  According to the reports, Tyler Cohen, was high on marijuana, and ran a red light.

While that may or may not be true,  it currently remains impossible to determine “intoxication” levels due to consumption of Marijuana.  With the blood tests that are available, it can only be determined that a person may have consumed at any time in the weeks prior to the incident – not that they were incapacitated from Marijuana at the time of  the accident.

In a Todd County Kentucky case this year, a man was charged with Second Degree Manslaughter and 23 counts of First Degree Wanton Endangerment when his truck hit a school bus during a storm and hydroplaned off of the road causing the death of one man and hurting three others seriously, including himself.

The only drug of abuse which showed up in his blood test was Marijuana at the time of the accident.  Additionally there was no other evidence to confirm his use of Marijuana that day.  After acquiring an “expert witness” to review the blood test being offered as evidence in the case against him, the witness, a Professor of Clinical Pharmacology,  concluded that it did not indicate intoxication at the time of the accident.  Therefore, the Court was not able to use this “blood test”as evidence against him in this case.

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It would seem to me that any Representative or Senator who would file such a “BILL” should be intelligent enough to have the “science” of the issue verified before submitting another piece of legislation to be signed into law In order to allow prosecutions.

It remains to be seen if this Bill will die in the House.  If by some chance it would be signed into law, I believe we will see many Court battles fighting the legality of the law.

You cannot make something “truthful” just by saying it is or even writing that it is.  The science behind the fact must be proven before it can set a valid and legal precedence.  In this case, I have not seen any “proof” that a blood test can accurately predict intoxication by Marijuana.  Therefore, if they use this law to prosecute people who have more than 5 nanograms of THC in their blood for DUI they are effectively prosecuting anyone who has smoked Marijuana at any time in the prior weeks leading up to the incident.

This could turn out to be the way that they will continue to fill the prison industrial complex, yet again, with people who do not deserve to be there.

The drug war will never end.  It will just change its’ angles of prosecution.

(If we can’t get to them one way, we will get to them another)

 

Assessing Marijuana Intoxication

by Matthew C. Lee, MD, RPh, MS

Marijuana is composed of a number of different cannabinoids, some are psychoactive, while some are not. When marijuana is absorbed through inhalation of smoke, or ingested when mixed with food, a psychoactive component, Δ-9 THC is taken up by the fat cells and stored. Where over time it is slowly released back into the bloodstream and subsequently excreted in the urine. This is why marijuana can be detected days to weeks after consumption. Additionally this is also the reason withdrawal from marijuana is so rare. The slow release of the Δ-9 THC stored in the fat cells leads to a prolonged taper of excretion from the body.

 

FLORIDA HOUSE BILL 161,

INTRODUCED BY DAVID KERN

…providing that a person with a specified amount of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol per 5 milliliter of blood commits the offense of driving under the influence or boating under the influence,

Subsection (1) of section 316.193, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

…The person has a blood level of 5 nanograms or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter of blood, as shown by analysis of the person’s blood…

…This act may be cited as the “Naomi Pomerance Victim Safety Act.”

This act shall take effect October 1, 2016

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2015/09/20/florida-bill-would-set-marijuana-standard-fatal-crashes/72514946/

http://www.constitutionalcannabis.com/toxicology–ui.html

http://archive.wtsp.com/assetpool/documents/150920080505_hb161.pdf

http://expertpages.com/news/Assessing_Marijuana_Intoxication.htm

A summary of two doctors

 

IMG_20150912_102933The KASPER REPORTING SYSTEM IN KENTUCKY

is reeking havoc on many peoples lives including but not limited to the unfortunate souls who may find themselves in need of this medication.

After House Bill 1 was passed in Kentucky most of the Physicians who were prescribing these medications “duck and ran”.  It did not matter if you were on it for a legitimate reason or if you got it filled to “enjoy” or maybe even to “barter” with, you would no longer be “served”.

At first I thought it was only the people who smoked cannabis who were being targeted.  While it is true that “cannabis abusers” were a primary target, in fact it affected all patients who must use a narcotic for pain or anxiety issues.

An unnamed Psychiatrist told me that the law as it is written DOES NOT prevent him from prescribing the medication “xanax”, however, he chooses not to prescribe it to his patients.  It just has to be properly documented he told me.  Then I asked him if he had ever been investigated by the DEA and he said that he had not.  Maybe that is because he chooses not to prescribe narcotic medication?   There is much more money to be made off of prescribing the SSRI’s and they are handed out like orange juice at breakfast every day to millions of people, including children, even though there is documented evidence against it’s use.  But that is okay because “it isn’t a narcotic”…  Even so there is a severe withdrawal from the SSRI’s as well as there is “narcotics”.  Some are worse than others but any kind of psychological medication is going to make you dependent upon it, if it works at all.

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (link is external)says that SSRI’s like Paxil and Prozac are no more effective in treating depression than a placebo pill.

I contacted another Doctor’s office for an appointment with an MD and before I could even tell the office clerk my name she asked me if I had ever been prescribed narcotic medications in the past or was I using them now?  When I asked her why she was asking me this she replied that if I was, the Doctor would not see me because “he already had several patients” in his practice that he prescribed for and he could not see anymore.

Okay!

The whole theory behind any mental (narcotic) medication is to alter your state of mind.  Therefore, it must be a given that when you cut hundreds, even thousands off medication that they have been dependent upon to maintain some clarity in their life, that their mindset can become open to immediate and sometimes dangerous thoughts.

A lot of these people are not privileged to have “Cannabis” available at all times to use as medication or for replacement.  They cannot afford to buy narcotics on the street and that being said there isn’t much there anymore.

Heroin seems to be becoming the new mainstream “street drug”.  It is cheap, it gets you high, it will take away the pain or anxiety (for a moment at least) and you don’t have to depend on a Physician to prescribe it, a pharmacy to fill it, or the DEA to accuse you of Doctor shopping for it .

The problem with that is that Heroin kills.   And it works pretty damn fast.

Heroin surges as Kentucky cracks down on pain pills

Heroin deaths have climbed exponentially as pain pill addicts look for new high

SPECIAL REPORT BY LAURA UNGAR AND CHRIS KENNING | The Courier-Journal | Story by Laura Ungar

One could theorize that the passage of HB50 which included a provision to “provide funding for the purchase and administration of naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension”,   for Heroin overdoses was a calculated response to what they knew was going to happen when they discontinued “narcotics” at the Doctor’s office…more Heroin deaths.   Per the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary on July 27, 2015…

Minutes of the 2nd Meeting of the 2015 Interim

July 27, 2015

The mandatory use of KASPER has resulted in three things: overall decreased prescribing of controlled substances, decreased inappropriate prescribing, and decreased “doctor shopping”. All three of these were goals of the bill, and all three have been successfully achieved. House Bill 217 was passed a year later, which cleaned up some parts of House Bill 1 and married the regulations to the statutory provisions. Representative Tilley asked members to note that those who are prescribing in high quantities are being monitored. Statistics have shown that since the passage of House Bill 1, heroin use increased. There has been an increase in heroin-related deaths.

Link:  http://www.lrc.ky.gov/LRCSiteSessionSearch/dtSearch/dtisapi6.dll?cmd=getdoc&DocId=752229&Index=E%3adtsearch_indexesLRC_WebSite&HitCount=2&hits=11a+123+&SearchForm=

However, HB50 has still not been passed and as of this day, HB50 still sits in the “House” where it has been since January 6th of this year I am assuming that no one has reaped the benefits of an emergency “administration of naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension”, as a component of substance abuse treatment programs”… and how many have died in the past year from Heroin? That is like putting the Cart before the Horse, isn’t it?  We have more people on Heroin than ever before and at the same time people who require “Scheduled medications” for treatment do not have access to them.  No Physician is going to risk their license being taken away just because you have pain or anxiety problems.

Furthermore, KRS 218A.172 specifies :

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Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Effective: June 24, 2015 History: Amended  2015  Ky.  Acts  ch.  33,  sec.  1,  effective  June  24,  2015.

In fact, the suppression of legally available narcotic drugs has done nothing more than aggravate an already out of control problem causing death when there was no reason to cause death. “First do no harm” is supposed to be the rule of the day…Well, it seems that idea just went to hell because they are now effectively creating a genocide of sorts.

Does anyone out there think it may have been planned to happen this way?

After being without medication for about four months now I am seeing where I was not addicted to it per say, I was dependent upon it because of my illnesses which I have been dealing with for over thirty years.  Since “quitting” my medication I have had continuing problems with acute anxiety on a daily basis, weight gain, loss of ability to physically maneuver as well i.e., walking and sitting causes a lot of pain and I find myself being able to walk shorter and shorter distances, RLS symptoms with inability to sleep normally which can cause too much sleeping or staying awake, constant worrying, more depressed, general disgust for the world at large.  I cannot afford “street drugs” even if I wanted them and I also cannot afford to maintain myself on Cannabis.  So where does that leave those  persons who are like myself?   I have been offered a list of “non scheduled” drugs, all of them I had tried before and had caused a problem and/or came with “Black Box Warnings“,  several of which I had been warned NOT to use by other Doctors.

At this point I am taking one day at a time, waiting on the “Kava” to arrive in the mail.  I do not see myself trusting my needs to any Physician’s RX pad again.  Doctor’s used to have a say in what they prescribed or didn’t prescribe to their patients.  One of those medications included Cannabis RX’s in various forms.  Everything now has to be CONTROLLED!  Especially us.

And what better way to do it than to “monitor all of our doctor visits, our medications, impose urine testing and take away (for all practical purposes) the Doctor’s right to prescribe medication and our right to receive it, without intimidation at the same time they continue to push other drugs on us which are known for their ability to inflict death, mental disorders and pain and at the same time they are calling us drug addicts for needing medications?

Many good products which were sold OTC have been removed from the shelves of our pharmacy.  One of them was Quinine.

From 1969 to 1992, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 157 reports of health problems related to quinine use, including 23 which had resulted in death. LINK.

Note that (only) 23 people died over a period of 30+ years from using Quinine before it was removed from the shelves.  How many people have died from SSRI’s?   What about Lipitor?

We have a new drug to try out that the FDA has approved (for now) for use to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) – a condition characterized by low sexual desire.  This drug works by affecting the brain.

By modulating serotonin and dopamine activity in certain parts of the brain, flibanserin may improve the balance between these neurotransmitter systems in the regulation of sexual response.

I would suggest that you don’t get to where you ‘like’ it because we don’t know how long we will be allowed to use it!  Probably just long enough to create another baby boom – They need to produce some new slaves.  We are all worn out.

Informational Links

The exact cause of substance abuse is not clear, with theories including: a genetic disposition; learned from others – or a habit which if addiction develops, manifests as a chronic debilitating disease.

The Commonwealth’s Response to Kentucky’s Pill Mill Problem

Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER) system

House Bill 1 Evaluation Study Results

Who may request a KASPER report?

Typical “Consent for treatment” with pain medications

[NASPER] builds upon the success of existing PDMPS [prescription drug monitoring programs] by encouraging the creation of and bolstering support for state-based, PDMPs through which schedule II, III or IV drugs could be tracked by state regulatory agencies. Through these secure, HIPAA-standard protected databases, physicians would have access to important information regarding their patient’s prescription drug histories. Of great importance, the bill’s interoperability requirements assure that the databases would, for the first time, make possible tracking across state lines by state entities. The availability to physicians of important patient drug information represents a significant step forward in improving patient care and reducing the abuse and misuse of pain-related controlled substances.”

President Bush’s endorsement of H.R. 1132/S. 518 followed less than a month later.

The U.S. House and Senate passed by voice vote H.R. 1132/S.518, the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Act of 2005. This legislation authorizes $60 million in new federal grants to assist states in creating new programs and expanding existing ones. Supposedly, this legislation is aimed at identifying prescription drug addiction, and treating the abuse. The bill originally was a physician-patient centered, public-health bill but now includes the expanded involvement of law enforcement. Sadly, it allows local, state, and federal agents direct use of this nationwide database of information on every prescription written for U.S. citizens and their pets.  If your dog is prescribed anything that is on the controlled substances list, your name, address, and phone will be entered into this monitoring program.

As of 2013, Manchikanti is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians,  founded in Paducah Kentucky in 1998, as well as the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers. He is also a member of the Kentucky Carrier Advisory Committee and the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting Task Force, also known as KASPER.[16] He has also led the effort to establish the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) Act, which is designed to help with the prescription drug abuse problem by having a central reporting system for doctors and pharmacists to keep track of these prescriptions. In 2005, NASPER was enacted into law, with almost all US states creating their own prescription drug monitoring programs.[17]

(The Controlled Substances Act-This law is a consolidation of numerous laws regulating the manufacture and distribution of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and chemicals used in the illicit production of controlled substances.)

The Commonwealth’s Response to Kentucky’s Pill Mill Problem

201 KAR 9:270. Professional standards for prescribing or dispensing Buprenorphine-Mono-Product or Buprenorphine-Combined-with-Naloxone

Finally, the rule contains very specific guidance by KBML relating to the use of urine drug testing in chronic pain management.

In the ordinary regulation setting the standards for prescribing controlled substances, 201 KAR 9:260, the Board requires that during the course of long-term prescribing or dispensing of controlled substances for the treatment of pain and related symptoms associated with a primary medical complaint, the physician shall utilize urine drug screens in a random manner at appropriate times to determine whether the patient is taking prescribed medications or taking illegal substances or medications not prescribed by the physician.

As usual you can follow the money…

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has selected Health Information Designs, LLC (HID) to develop a database that will collect and store prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances in Schedules II, III, IV, and V and drugs of concern (tramadol).

In 1999 The Cabinet for Health and Family Services was given the challenge to establish Services was given the challenge to establish a program to fight the rising incidence of the diversion of legal prescription drugs into the diversion of legal prescription drugs into the illegal market.

US  congressman representing Kentucky’s 5th District secured federal funding to establish Operation UNITE—a nonprofit organization working to rid 32 Kentucky counties of illegal drug use through Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education (UNITE)

I’m sure there is more on the money trail but I’m too damn tired to find it!

sheree

Reflections: Neurology and the Humanities, Caring for Maggie

 

 

Sara M. Schaefer, MD

  1. Correspondence to Dr. Schaefer: sara.schaefer@yale.edu
  1. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1212/​WNL.​0000000000001836 Neurology August 11, 2015 vol. 85 no. 6 553-554

Finally, a real person to talk to me.

“Hello, I’m Dr. Larson. Are you a

family member of Ms. Brown?”

I hope the nurse is paying

attention to her blood pressures.

“I’m Bill, Maggie’s husband.”

Please tell me she’s going to be OK.

“It’s nice to meet you, Mr. Brown,

although I’m sorry it is under these

circumstances. I’m an intensive care

doctor who is caring for your wife.

What do you know so far about why

she’s here?”

How do I tell you that she’s not

going to be OK?

“Our neighbor told me she found her on the

ground and called 911. That’s pretty much all I know.”

I’m not ready. I’m not ready for this.

“Unfortunately it is very serious.

I’m so sorry to tell you that your

wife has had major bleeding in

her brain.”

I’m sorry that I have to break your heart.

“How could this have happened? I just saw her this morning.”

Why didn’t I call her at lunch. If only I’d checked on her, this never would

have happened.

“These things happen all of a sudden.

It’s no one’s fault.”

You remind me so much of my father.

I can see him sitting here, as devastated

and bewildered as you are. He would be lost.

“Is she going to be OK?”

Why isn’t my son here? He would know

what to do.

“I’m afraid it’s a large amount of

bleeding. There is significant

damage to the brain.”

If only I could save her.

“Well, can’t you stop the bleeding

somehow? Take the blood out?”

I don’t understand.

“The bleeding likely has stopped,

but will continue to cause problems

because of swelling of her brain inside

her skull. If she survives, she will likely

be severely disabled.”

I can see her in a coma in a month,

with a trach and feeding tube, warding

off her third pneumonia.

“So what do we do now? There must be

something you can do.”

I refuse to let this be the end.

“We can go in a few directions. We can

be very aggressive with her care, which

may keep her alive, but won’t reverse the

large amount of injury that has already

occurred. Or we can focus on her comfort.”

I don’t want to break her ribs with CPR.

That’s no way to die.

“Do everything you can.”

You’re giving up on her. I can feel it.

“Have you ever had a conversation

with your wife about what she would

want in this type of situation? Does she

have a living will?”

If only you knew how peaceful comfort

can be, in the end. For her and for you.

“No. I don’t know.”

We never talked about these things.

It was too scary.

“The important thing is to focus on

what she would want.”

He doesn’t understand.

“Please save my wife.”

Miracles happen every day. Please God

send a miracle.

“We’ll do everything we can for her.”

I wish I could give her peace.

 

 

Footnotes

  • Listen to Dr. Schaefer read this poem, available on the iPad® and Android devices.
  • © 2015 American Academy of Neurology

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The Science of Toxicology and U.I. or “Under the Influence and/or Intoxication?” of Cannabis/Marijuana and D.O.A. Drug Testing

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The Official Court Documents that I present to you below here, {THIS ONE TIME, FOR FREE = this offer will not last and is for a limited amount of time = THIS SET OF DOCUMENTS WILL GO MISSING AND A FEE WILL BE CHARGED LATER FOR THIS INFORMATION} The following Documents were presented, accepted and registered by the Criminal or Courts as “Evidence” as they were listed by the Kentucky Courts in a case I recently Advocated in on behalf of James E. Coleman.
Are in fact, the PROOF, that Cannabis/Marijuana/Hemp or Unspecified levels of Cannabinoids are natural within the human body and that their presence or levels or “analytical threshold” combined with the fact that this test measures “no quantification of a specific compound” in the blood, are proof, there has been no measure of  intoxication, performed by this test where cannabiniods are concerned and that this test can not show toxicity.
According to this Expert Witness.
Therefore they are unable to test levels for intoxication as they claim is claimed by the manufacture of the test and/or Law Enforcement in U.I. charges or related cases. These documented facts apply to the Test it’s self given and the Cannabinoid levels… Therefore apply to all these D.O.A. = “Drug of Abuse” Blood Serum U.I. Test used by Law Enforcement and Not the Individual. As these facts apply to all humans and all these Test.

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no jail for kim davis! “She has a very strong conscience and she’s just asking for a simple remedy, and that is, remove her name from the certificate…”

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Jailed After Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

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Conviction of conscience is our right as U.S. Citizens in order to influence our Government into governing according to “our” beliefs, the beliefs of every American Citizen.  In this case, the issue is very divided among us. 

Although I believe in the right to marry for everyone, I also believe in living free and being able to assert “Freedom of Speech” and Religion in this Country.  As Americans we have the right to freedom of Religion, and religious liberty as well as “Freedom of Speech“.  However, per wiki, “legal systems, and society at large, recognize limits on the freedom of speech, particularly when freedom of speech conflicts with other values or rights.”

So there you have it in a nutshell.  The law which would apply in Kim Davis’ dilemma to try to force her into something she does not believe in, even though it was a known fact that she did not believe in “Gay Marriage” when she was “elected” by “the people” of Rowan County Kentucky.   The voter’s of Rowan County elected her based upon her personal and political beliefs at the time of her election.

Davis served as Rowan County chief deputy clerk, reporting to her mother, Jean W. Bailey, for 24 years.  

As shown below she won the general election with 3,909 votes.  The population was 6,845 at the time of the 2010 U.S. census

Where were all the voter’s at?  Only half of them have spoken.

Evidently the people of Rowan County wanted her to be in office because 3,909 people elected Kim Davis and now the “people” are complaining about how she Is doing her job. 

Rowan County 100% Reporting

Rowan County, Kentucky County Clerk Democratic primary, 2014:

Democratic
Kim Davis
1,817
46.2%

Democratic
Elwood Caudill, Jr.
1,794
45.6%

Democratic
Charlotte Combess
322
8.2%

Rowan County, Kentucky County Clerk general election, 2014

Democratic
Kim Davis
3,909
53.2%

Republican
John C. Cox
3,444
46.8%

KY 2014 ROWAN COUNTY

At the time of her election, Davis told the Morehead News,

“My words can never express the appreciation but I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter.”

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said the move would set a bad precedent.

“I think it’s absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberty,”

This case has attracted not only State and National but international news as well.  As an Activist, and after reviewing the Rowan County Kentucky issue surrounding the “Kim Davis” situation again,  in all conscience , I must take her side.  She was elected into the office at a time when gay marriage was illegal and still is according to the Kentucky Constitution.  She was elected in a conservative State in 2014. 

Decided on June 26, 2015 by a Federal case, Obergefell overturned Baker and requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages validly performed in other jurisdictions.  Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015).

Per the Rowan County website Kim Davis

“As county clerk I am responsible for providing many services to the people of Rowan county. These duties include general categories of clerical duties of the fiscal court: issuing and registering, recording and keeping various legal records, registering and purging voter rolls, and conducting election duties and tax duties.”

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Prior to her arrest, Kim Davis said the following on Thursday,         

“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Davis told the judge before she was taken away by a U.S. marshal. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.”

After Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was taken into federal custody Thursday for repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, every deputy clerk but Davis’ son have said they would grant licenses.

Because she is an elected official, Davis, a Democrat, can’t be fired from the position for refusing to comply with the court order. If she is found guilty of misconduct, Davis could be imprisoned for up to a year, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The state legislature can also vote to impeach her, the paper noted, though that seems unlikely since most Kentucky voters oppose same-sex marriage.

There has been an honest and compliable offer to append the situation.  Per ABC news,

“Kim Davis thinks she has a solution to her problem.

The Kentucky county clerk, jailed for failing to follow a judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants her name removed from the marriage certificates, her attorney Matthew Staver told ABC News. “

On September 3, the Anti-Defamation League commented:

No one should ques­tion or chal­lenge Ms. Davis’s                           reli­gious beliefs.

 

 

 

 

It is therefore my opinion that because she was elected in a time when same sex marriage was illegal in Kentucky and there was no reason for her to believe at the time that same sex marriage would be legal in Kentucky during her reign as County Clerk,

…the fact that she is an elected County Clerk which was put into office by the people of Rowan County,

…That EVERYONE should have a right to express their religious beliefs and right to “Free Speech”,

…and that the no one should have to succumb to a Federal law which goes against their religious or free speech beliefs, or against their Constitutional rights as Citizens of this Country,

I believe that she should be freed immediately and her name REMOVED from the marriage license application in Rowan County Kentucky in order to preserve her personal rights as a Citizen.

As well this will ascertain the rights of the same sex couples to marry which is according to Federal law, yet also preserves HER right to believe otherwise.

As long as her name remains on the marriage licenses it is possible that those who have married under her name in Rowan County may not have a valid marriage license per the Federal Judge.

We need to protect our Constitutional rights as well as States rights, as well as conforming to Federal law.  This is how I agree that it can be accomplished without doing no harm to anyone involved.

It is interesting to note that the Kentucky Constitution defines Marriage as “one man” and “one woman” only.  

In the not so distant future, if we allow our State Constitutions to be preempted by Federal law, the State’s will loose all rights and become like “Counties” instead of “States”.  Are we going to cave in to the Federal Government and let that happen?

Kentucky is one of only four “Commonwealth States”.  This designation, which has no legal meaning, emphasizes that they have a “government based on the common consent of the people”

Is the Kentucky Commonwealth nothing more than a “nomenclature“?

Kentucky Constitutional Amendment 1[1] of 2004, is an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution that makes it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions.

The referendum was approved by 75% of the voters.

The voter’s have spoken.

smkrider

 

Guns…

7976961615_e1457307a6_mWe have the right to bear arms and protect ourselves granted by the 2nd amendment. “License’s” are not going to protect anyone because someone who has bad intentions will always find what they are looking for whether it be guns or drugs or even money (via stealing)….You can’t regulate gun safety like you cannot effectively regulate drugs. What you CAN do is require everyone to be their own first responder i.e., be prepared to fight for yourself if you HAVE to….. The only thing that drug and gun regulations (statutes, laws) WILL DO is create more money for the “prison industrial complex”….. I hear a tax increase coming…..to protect you from people who have guns…. As well, it is going to cost you more to have your gun legally because of the idea of requiring insurance on those weapons is now being considered. I would plead that KY and IN have pretty good gun laws as they stand. However, if changes come the people that will be hurt is once again the poor – who cannot afford INSURANCE or maybe even the license to have one if that was enacted…. Once again the rich win out…. Dearm the poor to protect the rich.

Sheree Krider