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Family Values ? Vote Mild Green....

Published: Wed 7 Aug 2002 04:05 PM
Family Values ? Vote Mild Green....
There is nothing Christian in criminalizing our brothers and sisters, according to Christchurch's Mild Greens.
The Unites States based Unitarian Church has recently (22june02) questioned the false values of prohibition. The report of their 1700 delegates is well worth a look as New Zealand decides on coalition partners in the new Labour government.
Do we as a nation favour the Greens' "community values", or United Future's "family values" ??
(or under the guise of common-sense, will Helen Clark and Co. continue the criminal mal-practice of prohibition... )
"Alternatives to the War on Drugs" - Statement of Conscience
- "Establish a legal, regulated, and taxed market for marijuana. Treat marijuana as we treat alcohol."
- "Remove criminal penalties for possession and use of currently illegal drugs, with drug abusers subject to arrest and imprisonment only if they commit an actual crime (e.g., assault, burglary, impaired driving, vandalism)."
- "Drug use, drug abuse, and drug addiction are distinct from one another. Using a drug does not necessarily mean abusing the drug, much less addiction to it. Drug abuse issues are essentially matters for medical attention. We do not believe that drug use should be considered criminal behaviour."
- "Make all drugs legally available with a prescription by a licensed physician, subject to professional oversight. End the practice of punishing an individual for obtaining, possessing, or using an otherwise illegal substance to treat a medical condition," and allow "medically administered drug maintenance" as a treatment option for drug addiction.
General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association - June 22, 2002
Media Officer, Kevin O'Connell.
Mild Green Initiatives phone ++64 3 389-4065
Web site http://www.mildgreens.com
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