Why I will not attend Hempfest #hempfest
This is a post that I wrote on facebook a few minutes ago, and rather than posting it directly to facebook, it is a message that I want other to see as well so I am posting it on my website.
For your reference (incase you commented on a post that I made last night about Hempfest, this is for you), I was asked to take down my post about Hempfest this morning, by a person who’s picture I shared when I said what I had to say.
I don’t believe in censorship, and I usually don’t take down posts. But apparently my words caused this person problems, and that was not my intent. I shouldn’t have shared her picture to say what I had to say about HempFest being boring.
So let me say it again. There are WAY too many liberals, and party-hardy types speaking at hempfest, and far too little conservatives, and non-party-hardy types.
That is not to say that conservatives don’t support ending prohibition. In fact they do, and they have for far longer than liberals have from my estimation.
Ron Paul has championed ending prohibition for nearly 40 years, and he doesn’t even consume cannabis. There were two prominent republican presidential candidates last election pushing for the end of prohibition (one a former governor, and the other a long standing congressman), and in fact no democrat presidential candidates pushing for ending prohibition. Peter McWilliams, another conservative and libertarian type pushed for ending prohibition. Many many conservatives push for ending prohibition. However, you will not hear ANY of them speaking at HempFest this year. And for that reason, I protest and I won’t be going to HempFest in the future, spending nearly $300 on a booth so that I can keep my young children out of the sun. Or dropping donations in the donation bin. Or spending hundreds and some times even thousands of dollars on goods at HempFest. Rather, I will attend benefits for people (conservative type people) like Adam Kokesh who believes in liberty, and ending prohibition, and who is locked up without bail right now. Or people like Buju Banton who has also been kidnapped and locked up. So many people out there need our help, and therefore I will not party-down at places like HempFest until all of our brothers and sisters are free! And then, maybe then I will party again. Maybe then I will celebrate. But not until then!
This is the $300 booth that we paid for at HempFest 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXjAaaPGqF4
This is the video of my daughter and I at HempFest 2008:
This is the banner we made that was posted at Hempfest 2012:
We’ll miss you HempFest! Please find some balance to the force in the meantime!