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Why I will not attend Hempfest #hempfest

August 4th, 2013 | By Pirate

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!

For reference:

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:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StdLBWPCXIc

This is the banner we made that was posted at Hempfest 2012:

http://xcannabis.com/2012/08/hempfest-2012-protesteval/

HempFest_xCannabis

xCannabis at HempFest  blanket #24 by Hempsterdam

xCannabis at HempFest blanket #24 by Hempsterdam (2009)

 

We’ll miss you HempFest!   Please find some balance to the force in the meantime!

420 Earth Day Benefit for I-1068

April 16th, 2010 | By Pirate

Come to the I-1068 Earth Day benefit, $5 suggested donation (to help legalize weed in WA)

Reefer Madness is so funny, especially knowing that the government seriously thought this would work, back in the 30’s! 

It probably did work on some fools!  LOL 

Lets have some laughs!

Emerald Sun will be selling shirts at the benefit, 25% of these sales go to Sensible Washington.


I-1068 Benefit Concert and Reefer Madness!



Time: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:00 PM – Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:00 AM
Host: Renata Rollins
Contact Phone: 509-723-9965
Location:

The Empyrean (Spokane, WA)


171 S. Washington

Spokane, WA 99201


Emerald Sun T-Shirts and threads

update

There wasn’t enough participation tonight to be able to give away all of the wears that we brought. So we will have all of these, and we will ad more to the raffle next time. So at least 6 raffle prizes for the next get together, which I suspect will be the NORML/Sensible WA meeting at 4pm on Saturday @ he Empyrean 171 S. Washington, Spokane. Congrats to the three winners from last night!