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A NATION EMERGES FROM THE SMOKE

February 16, 2012

Recently I came across the following quotes:

“Some of my finest hours have been spent sitting on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”
~Thomas Jefferson

“Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere !”
~George Washington

“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
~Thomas Jefferson

“We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.”
~John Adams

In 1789, the American Constitution was Drafted. What do you think our Founding Fathers were smoking while they wrote it?

Could it have been possible that the patriotic boys of the Continental Army, marched off to battle the British Red Coats while stoned on weed? No wonder they won.

I can picture General Georgie the Washman taking a toke or two to help him weather the voyage, just before stepping on that boat to set off on the surprise attack on the British troops in Trenton, knowing he was going to freeze his ass off during the crossing.

How do you think the Continental Army was able to survive that bone-chilling winter at Valley Forge?

And what about TJ living large and enjoying it on that back veranda at Monticello watching his sweating slaves work his fields through the haze of smoke curling up from the joint he is holding in one hand while his other hand snakes under Sally Hemming’s skirt to stroke her rump. Now that’s what patriotism is all about.

Was this the real “Birth of a Nation?”

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