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Hemp Flag to Fly Over Capitol on Fourth of July
ABC News ^ | July 4, 2013 | by Garrett Bruno

Posted on 07/04/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Fireworks won’t be the only thing flying high over the Capitol during the Fourth of July celebration.

An American flag made of hemp, a non-psychoactive variant of marijuana, will be flown over the Capitol on July 4 for one day.

Industrial hemp–which is considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be a Schedule I substance along with ecstasy and heroin–is a type of cannabis plant that cannot legally be grown in the U.S. but is legally imported and used in hundreds of products ranging from rope to clothing.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 5thamendment; cannibis; hemp; libertarians; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; privateproperty; tyranny
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1 posted on 07/04/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Words fail me-—except for one: WHY?


2 posted on 07/04/2013 8:03:32 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A nation of privileged men, not laws.


3 posted on 07/04/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do you think this is bad, good, or neutral?


4 posted on 07/04/2013 8:04:42 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We can’t grow it but can import it. I bought some hemp rope at Walmart.


5 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: EEGator

Why would it have anything to do with the Capitol?

MG these people just keep on doing the most rediculous things.


6 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: EEGator

I think whomever decided that should be strung up on the same pole with it.


7 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hemp at one time was a very important product in early America, Jefferson had a large hemp operation and I think he even wrote about smoking hemp.

Until the anti-capitalists came in to power it was grown all over the country.

I do not some hemp but the government needs to get out of people’s lives.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by stockpirate (If conservatives in America were committed to liberty they would Cairo DC!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day
It was gettin’ kinda long
I could-a said, it was in my way
But I didn’t and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
And I feel like I owe it to someone


9 posted on 07/04/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: EEGator

I thought that it was just fine until I read that it can’t be grown in the U.S. ( unless it was maybe grown at a university marijuana facility) in which case it is NOT appropriate for the 4th.


10 posted on 07/04/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: EEGator

I thought that it was just fine until I read that it can’t be grown in the U.S. ( unless it was maybe grown at a university marijuana facility) in which case it is NOT appropriate for the 4th.


11 posted on 07/04/2013 8:10:22 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Mexican cartel has a grip on it all.


12 posted on 07/04/2013 8:12:41 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mickie
Let's call out this sly, in-our-faces scenario for what it is....."Hemping for legalization"....or, "never let a golden opportunity, even a flag on the Fourth, go to waste".

BTW, has the Great Pretender returned to DC for our country's birthday, or is he still overseas promising million$ of our tax dollar$ to third-world dictator$ ?

Leni

13 posted on 07/04/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: TribalPrincess2U; Mouton

The first flag sewn by Betsy Ross was made of hemp. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. You don’t smoke it like you would marijuana. The FDA’s including it with ecstasy and heroin is a joke.


14 posted on 07/04/2013 8:19:08 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: basil
Why not?

Hemp is stronger and more durable than cotton.

Sails and rope were exclusively made of hemp until the advent of synthetic fibers. Hemp was strategic commodity from the 17 to18th century and farmers were required to grow hemp as a crop by law.

15 posted on 07/04/2013 8:19:18 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh cannabis, we get high on thee!
With glowing cheeks you see us rise,
The truth north stoned are we!

16 posted on 07/04/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: leaning conservative

But it is legal to import it and to own it. What sense does that make?


17 posted on 07/04/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I know that. I love my hemp grocery bags.

I still don’t see the need to fly a damn flag.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 8:22:50 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rather appropriate as the nations gone to pot!


19 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:17 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: basil

Because the original flag was made of hemp that Betsy Ross sewed. I think it is kinda neat. We are getting back to the original founders of American who grew hemp and made the flag that way. You should be proud of today and the original intent of America.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:27 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

What specifically do you find wrong with it? America’s first flag was hemp. I don’t understand why it bothers you.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I like the hemp flag. The whole idea of drug laws is to protect people from themselves. I am sick of it. Trying to (unsuccessfully) save them is destroying my liberties. I will give them $1/day to go to a 12 step meeting. That has everything they need to get straight. Other than that, let them ruin their lives. I am done caring.
22 posted on 07/04/2013 8:27:34 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Mouton
Q: Would you rather the American Flag be imported from China??

From the article:

“Many of our founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew hemp,” Polis said. “Many of the very first American flags were made from hemp cloths. So there’s a real tie in to our countries history and the important rule industrial hemp played in agriculture in our country.”

The first American flag made by Betsy Ross was made from industrial hemp.

Should THEY have been "strung up"??

23 posted on 07/04/2013 8:30:44 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

The last thing I give a shit about today is marijuana...

Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.


24 posted on 07/04/2013 8:32:41 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: beef

Marijuana was outlawed at the same time as Prohibition, all by the “we know better” abolitionists. Only true reason it wasn’t legalized with beer is that the distillers and bars had a much stronger lobby.

It is still illegal today because the states make so much money on seizing cars, money, homes without true due process, on the basis of drug money. Prosecutors can say, see, we’re tough on crime by sending pot users to jail.

Waste of taxpayer money.


25 posted on 07/04/2013 8:32:55 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: TribalPrincess2U
I love my hemp grocery bags.

I still don’t see the need to fly a damn flag.

Not even on Independence Day?? Go raise fly your d*mn bag. Then stick it over your head.

26 posted on 07/04/2013 8:33:09 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: basil

WHY! does anything surprise you anymore? :)


27 posted on 07/04/2013 8:35:34 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: All

inhale, exhale... hemp is like, peace and love man.. We need more hemp, man.. you can keep the hemp and we’ll take the buds off your hands man..


28 posted on 07/04/2013 8:35:41 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: beef
The whole idea of drug laws is to protect people from themselves.

Wrong...

Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.

You should be able to grow opium poppies if you want to.

29 posted on 07/04/2013 8:36:20 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
The last thing I give a shit about today is marijuana...Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.

It's ALL about Police State/.guv control. Hemp is a legit material.

30 posted on 07/04/2013 8:36:30 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: leaning conservative

EXACTLY!

Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.

You should be able to grow opium poppies if you want to.


31 posted on 07/04/2013 8:37:58 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: USS Johnston

Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.

You should be able to grow opium poppies if you want to.

You got it all wrong, it is a private property matter.


32 posted on 07/04/2013 8:38:44 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: stockpirate

Private property rights...

Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.

You should be able to grow opium poppies if you want to.


33 posted on 07/04/2013 8:40:34 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From what I've heard, hemp was an important crop for our founders.

Given it's many uses, it's more likely the flag pole rope was made from hemp, but the flag could have been also.

I think the last time hemp was officially mass cultivated was in WW-2 for rope and probably other industrial uses as well in support of the war effort, but we've declared war on it since.

Considering how many valuable things each contain and uses plants like hemp and tobacco offer, it's interesting how we only focus on what we want to and ignore the rest.

How great the ignorance to automatically reject what one knows nothing about? And, then force others to abide by that ignorance and/or those fears?

"Mind your business," as Franklin said.

34 posted on 07/04/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Industrial hemp–which is considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be a Schedule I substance along with ecstasy and heroin...

Anybody here smoking or shooting up industrial hemp or rope lately?? MAYBE somebody will roll up this American Flag like a doobie....then smoke IT.

*snicker*

35 posted on 07/04/2013 8:42:27 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: napscoordinator

I did not know that!

Thanks for furthering my education-—LOL!


36 posted on 07/04/2013 8:43:00 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Pontiac

“Why not?
Hemp is stronger and more durable than cotton.

It sure beats all of the “U.S.” flags people import from China.


37 posted on 07/04/2013 8:43:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: GBA

I don’t give a damn about the history of a specific plant... it is a canard...

Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.

You should be able to grow opium poppies if you want to.

This all boils down to the individual rights of property owners.


38 posted on 07/04/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Okay.


39 posted on 07/04/2013 8:46:46 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
Well, I agree with you. I am just saying that their excuse is that same one the food police use - “We know what's best for you”.
40 posted on 07/04/2013 8:47:06 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: beef

It is myopic and obtuse to ignore narrowly crafted media narratives a lot of my fellow libertarians (small “L”) often do...

Like with the marriage argument... where does the Constitution say that an ecclesiastic rule of monogamy is the law of the land?

(I oppose queer marriage, all men are born of a woman.)


41 posted on 07/04/2013 8:53:05 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: rstrahan
“the states make so much money on seizing cars, money, homes”

You can say that again. I used to frequent the North Carolina State Surplus Property Agency warehouse. In the back they have all the ill-gotten drug property they seized, like kids shoes and toys and tools that a tradesman might use to make a legitimate living. Not only that, they started taking your DL number at the gate just to go in an look around. I stopped going. It's disgusting.

42 posted on 07/04/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: GBA

The left does not believe in private property rights.

They have you running around fighting the wrong battles.


43 posted on 07/04/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sacajaweau

There is wild hemp growing all over the rural roadsides in Iowa. It was introduced during WW II as a crop to be raised on rough land.


44 posted on 07/04/2013 8:54:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: dagogo redux

Nice David Crosby reference!


45 posted on 07/04/2013 9:01:54 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s appropriate: Thomas Jefferson grew hemp!


46 posted on 07/04/2013 9:02:10 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

I don’t care if Jefferson grew coca...

Denying someone the use of their property is a taking of that property and violates the 5th Amendment.

You should be able to grow opium poppies if you want to.


47 posted on 07/04/2013 9:03:30 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
The battles are the same.

I am looking at the psychology behind some of their untenable positions being used argued against individual liberty and freedom.

The arguments are emotional, not intellectual, more superstition than fact.

People don't like seeing their truth, so you have to find the right mirror to show them their selves, but without beating them up with it or with "your" truth.

There's always loving way to give those people the metaphorical slap upside the head they need, but it takes the right mindset/heartset and understanding to find it and then a careful delivery.

48 posted on 07/04/2013 9:09:53 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: GBA

Ancillary, anecdotal, glib arguments don’t focus on logic, they distract and lead to ambiguity...


49 posted on 07/04/2013 9:15:20 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hand out rolling papers and tell the crowd that the flag is made of pot... stand back and watch it burn baby!

LLS


50 posted on 07/04/2013 9:22:02 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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