January 19, 2018 Radio Commentary

Marijuana: Decriminalize or Legalize?

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, January 19, 2018 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Have you noticed the relentless manipulation for all of us to accept marijuana as a totally harmless drug?  Nevada, Colorado, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, making it perfectly legal to grow, buy, sell and consume a schedule I dangerous drug as authorized under local regulations.

In other states, marijuana has been decriminalized.  That happened in Georgia in October, when the City of Atlanta eliminated jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Atlanta was not the first, but was the latest to do that.  Effective February 26, 2015, Washington, D.C. made it legal for anyone over 21 to have as much as two ounces of marijuana.  Pittsburgh and Kansas City have similar laws allowing possession of certain amounts of marijuana before jail time and fines kick in.

Consider these terms: Legalization allows for growing, buying and selling marijuana and its by-products under certain regulations.  Decriminalization authorizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana before it’s deemed a criminal offense.

Question: Should marijuana be legalized or decriminalized?  If facts were to prevail, the answer would be NO to both possibilities!  According to Going to Pot by Bill Bennett, marijuana is now the number one reason kids get medical treatment – more than for alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth, ecstasy, and other drugs combined. Continue reading

January 12, 2018 Radio Commentary

Legalizing Marijuana is Unreasonable

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, January 12, 2018 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

The first phrase in Isaiah chapter one, verse 18 says, “Come, let us reason together, saith the Lord.”  So, let’s be reasonable about marijuana, one of the hottest topics in culture today. There are valid reasons Georgia farmers should not grow marijuana, although many may be wondering: What’s the big deal?  What’s so bad about smoking a little weed?

Heartland Research Corporation did a great job of exposing the hazards in its 14-page booklet Warning … Medical Marijuana Has Dangerous Side Effects.   For example, with marijuana, alcohol and, perhaps, synthetic drugs in her system, a woman actually put her naked little girl in the oven, where she was badly burned, but miraculously survived.

Another woman under the influence of marijuana was caught driving 90 miles an hour. When she was stopped, they found a 2-year-old in the booster seat next to her, but the mother didn’t know the baby’s name or age. Continue reading

January 5, 2018 Radio Commentary

Marijuana-laced Snacks Sold in Metro Schools

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, January 5, 2018 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Last summer’s Sweet Sixteen birthday sleepover in a Cobb County hotel may never be forgotten by those who were there.  Parents serving as chaperons were booked into the same hotel for the night, totally unaware of what was about to happen.

Just after midnight, one of the girls began hallucinating, having little fits, kind of scratching herself.  Paramedics called to the scene realized the 16-year-old was having seizures and rushed her to the hospital, where she recovered.

Chaperons learned that the kids had paid $100 for marijuana-infused snacks they ordered online from Trill Treats and had them delivered directly to the hotel.  A parent said, “They had 10 of these containers and there wasn’t a morsel left.”  Continue reading

December 22, 2017 Radio Commentary

Three Days from Christmas

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 22, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

On this December 22nd I want to read part of a law Congress passed 22 years ago.  This amazing document was crafted in the United States Congress in 1995 as S. 1322.  It became law November 8, 1995.  This is what it says:

“The Congress makes the following findings:  Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own capitol.  Since 1950 the city of Jerusalem has been the capitol of the State of Israel.  The city of Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s President, Parliament; and Supreme Court, and the site of numerous government ministries and social and cultural institutions.

“The city of Jerusalem is the spiritual center of Judaism, and is also considered a holy city by the members of other religious faiths.

“From 1948-1967, Jerusalem was a divided city and Israeli citizens of all faiths as well as Jewish citizens of all states were denied access to holy sites in the area controlled by Jordan. In 1967, the city of Jerusalem was reunited during the conflict known as the Six Day War. Since 1967, Jerusalem has been a united city administered by Israel, and persons of all religious faiths have been guaranteed full access to holy sites within the city. Continue reading