I am one of the 40% of Berkeley residents who did NOT approve of your “lonely vote” against war powers for the President (or whatever it was; I'm still confused on that).
But I suggest you repeat your performance, this time on an issue likely to be approved by both your earlier supporters and people like me.
Sponsor a Congressional resolution which tells the DEA what to do about medical Marijuana and Hemp.
As you know, the DEA has already raided medical marijuana outlets in San Francisco.
It won't be long before the DEA comes to bother Berkeley.
Californians voted to legalize medical use of marijuana, but “states rights” mean nothing to the Big Bushy Fed.
TIME had a recent article about DEA plans to stop use of hemp for clothing, rope and other utility things, because hemp contains a tiny bit of THC.
Challenges to all this DEA dumb-ness are going to the courts. That's wrong.
The courts shouldn't be deciding these things. Congress should. Tell DEA to stop their marijuana persecutions, and concentrate on crack or whatever.
How about another "lonely vote", Rep. Lee?
It will make even more of us feel good.