One of our greatest Presidents, Harry S. Truman, while campaigning across the country, was told by the crowd “give em’ hell Harry!” and in response Harry yelled back, “I just speak the truth and they think it’s hell!” In this manner, I hope to follow in his footsteps.
This is the first of many comments that I intend to offer that will provide the readers with ‘The Truth, the Whole Truth’ to the citizens across America and hopefully the world to inform you about issues surrounding marijuana and drug abuse overall.
I would like to thank my wonderful friend, Ms. Alex Datig, of NIPITINTHEBUD for all of her time and energy that she has put in to help me create this blog. Without, her tireless energy and passion I would never have been able to even contemplate performing this very important task. She will always be appreciated and forever, my drug warrior buddy! Thank you Alex!
To my mentor, Dr. Paul Chabot, I would also like to express my appreciation for your support and encouragement in taking on this daunting task. But, I know that with your help, we will be able to change the world as it is today and put the ‘Evil Genie of Drug Abuse’ back in the bottle where it belongs.
Last but not least, I would like to acknowledge my mentor and friend of many years now, Ex-Gilroy City Councilman Mr. Paul Kloecker. From the beginning Councilman Kloecker has helped me more than he will ever know. He has been a tough mentor at times, taking me to the “woodshed” when I incorrectly use apostrophes (really upsets him, a lot!). But most of all, he has given me very sound advice that I will forever appreciate and hopefully, never forget because I know that if I do forget, I will immediately get a phone call or email with some very harsh criticism; a truly growing experience! You have truly been a great friend and mentor, Paul.
To the readers, I hope that you will enjoy reading this blog and consider sharing it with others including your friends, family members, neighbors, fellow work mates, members of your clergy, elected leaders in your cities, towns, and officials of your states, across America.
Coalition for A Drug Free California - CDFC, Dr. Paul Chabot
NIPITINTHEBUD – Alexandra Datig
International Faith Based Coalition – IFBC – Bishop Ron Allen, Ph.D
Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana – CALM – Carla Lowe & Scott Chipman