By John Payne
Every year since 2012, Show-Me Cannabis has held the Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness Money Bomb over Independence Day. We will continue that proud tradition for the fourth year in a row now, and I hope that you will take part in it by making a contribution between Thursday, July 2, and Sunday, July 5.
Of course, the primary purpose of the event is to raise money to reform Missouri's cannabis laws, but the timing is no accident. It reminds people that this issue is one of liberty and precisely the sort of cause that patriotic Americans have sought to advance throughout our history. Our opponents attempt to trivialize this cause as tangential or irrelevant, but, in truth, it goes straight to the heart of the American experiment.
If our country is to live up to the promise of the Declaration of Independence, peaceful people must be free to live their lives as they see fit without fear of the gendarmerie kicking in their door and carrying them away in chains for possessing plant material.
And this is a crucial time that will determine how reform will advance in 2016. We are working with coalition allies to --- hopefully --- coalesce around an initiative petition that will pass in sixteen months. The breadth and depth of support we generate from that coalition is what will determine success or failure on Election Day 2016.
That's why I hope you will join me this Independence Day in pledging your support for Show-Me Cannabis. The Founders pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honors to one another in signing the Declaration. Thankfully, we need not risk as much, but we can certainly spare $10 or $25 to defend the freedoms that our forebears defended with their lives.
Source: Show-Me Cannabis