Dear Mr. President,
I trust Aloha Spirit to imbue my request with brotherly love for a friend in which it is written. Mahalo nui loa, Mr. President, for your compassionate, essential consideration of a pre-trial post-Christmas pardon for THC Ministry founder, Reverend Roger Christie.
Reverend Roger has been extrajudicially imprisoned-without-trial in Honolulu since July 8th. Blatantly 'false witness' against an honorable man's character is all it has taken to dismiss our "First Freedom" without due process.
Previously honored by his community with the Ho' omaluhia “Peacemaker” Award, Roger has been denied bail five times, is not allowed visitors, and his trial was postponed until April 2011. Punishment-without-trial is the very thing the Constitution was written to prevent.
In reality, Roger is being imprisoned for his success in defeating Cannabis prohibition through his on-going Cannabis scholarship, community service and "ganjanomics" pioneering. A peaceful resident of the Big Island for a quarter Century, Roger has been effective in bringing legal actions that have made marijuana enforcement the lowest priority, grounded marijuana eradication helicopters, and effectively mitigated the hard drug epidemic knowingly caused by government-induced scarcity of pakalolo (NIDA1991).
In essence, common sense and due process are being dismissed in deference to a counter-productive "drug war" waged against a known "strategic resource" (Executive Orders 9280, 10161, 10480, 10998, 11490, 12919), identified by Thomas Jefferson as being "of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
I am asking that you grant Reverend Christie release so that the integrity of our Constitution may be restored, and Cannabis inclusive solutions to problems, from drugs to climate change, may begin to be freely considered.
Blessings to you and your family for safe and meaningful Holidays,
Paul J. von Hartmann
Former Hawaiian Islands resident
Big Island 1999
Paul J. von Hartmann
California Cannabis Ministry
"Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious freedom."
Between the Dreams Productions : projectpeace channel on You Tube
"Video documentation is the most time efficient and cost effective way of communicating a complex message."
Cannabis vs. climate change
"We have nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself."
July 4th, 2009 BlogTalkRadio Broadcast
"What Now" KOWS FM radio interview
Extended interviews with accomplished thinkers, writers, artists, farmers and scientists addressing the global crisis, 11-15-10 Paul von Hartmann // On Cannibis the plant
a regional currency option for Northern California based in "Gaiatherapeutic" abundance
"The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time"
Translated into Dutch and adopted as the manifesto for the Cannabis College Amsterdam in 1998
Origins of the ministry: Project P.E.A.C.E. (Planet Ecology Advancing Conscious Economics)
"There is no money on a burned-out planet."
Executive Orders Referenced:
December 5, 1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order 9280 -
Delegating Authority Over the Food Program.
September 9, 1950 Harry S. Truman Executive Order 10161 -
Delegating Certain Functions of the President Under the Defense Production Act of 1950
August 14, 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Order 10480--
Further providing for the administration of the defense mobilization program
February 16, 1962 John F. Kennedy Executive Order 10998
ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
October 28, 1969 Richard Nixon Executive Order 11490 - Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to Federal Departments and Agencies
June 3, 1994 William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919 -
National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness