Sorry guys, but there used to be a thing called freedom and pursuit of happiness in this country. As to the marion county sherrif, I would be interested to know the context of that quote from Orwell, because I am more than a little bit sure that it is a misquote, in other words the meaning has to be taken in context. Sounds like it could have come directly from Big Brother and I seem to remember a similar phrase in 1984 which was used by the inner party to justify torture.
Why hello there! I have heard that my selected quote is often debated as not belonging to Orwell, and I have heard your theory that it was a *******ization from 1984 as well. I found it on a site and thought it was cool.
Finally there is still free speech in this country and if marion county deputy wants to try to put the squeeze on me he is more than welcome to try, I live in Lafayette by the way. I have police officers in my extended family and they have told me of how often they overlook it, while pigs like you get they're raises and kicks from harassing kids. Heil Hitler and f*** you.
Are you afraid you might have to go after real criminals if this cottage industry is taken away from you?
I posted as a joke, I though it would be humerous. Marijuanna use is pretty widespread throught the area I work in, I have come across it several times. The county officials trust me to use discretion when I am at a scene, I haven't always arrested people when I have found it, and I certainly do not spend my work hours hounding it out. As far as real criminals go I have seen my fair share, in fact I venture to say the greater Indianapolis area is much more prevalent to violent crime than Lafayette. I have arrested all kinds, and yes I have arrested people who were smoking and in possesion of marijuanna as well. I am a public servant, and I swore an oath to uphold the laws in my jurisdiction, I don't always agree with the laws, but I don't have the liberty to pick and choose which ones I uphold. In our country the common citizens create the laws, if enough people got together and decided to legalize MJ, I wouldn't have to enforce it, but until that day comes, let the smoker beware. As far as putting the "squeeze" on you, not sure where I have trampled on your rights? I have only been to Lafayette once in my whole life, so your probably safe, although now that I know where to look...watch out!! You seem a bit paranoid, I have heard that is a side effect of excessive pot smoking, you might want to put your pipe down for a little while and calm down. Sheesh!!, sorry for posting