The reason for the politically dramatic title of this thread is, in a word, truth. When government enforces the will of an emerging corporatocracy, as it did in 1930s Italy, according to Benito Mussolini such a system is known as fascism (Il Fascisti). And there should be no doubt that the motivation behind the vigorous enforcement of marijuana laws is the effect marijuana legalization would have on the bottom lines of the booze and pharmaceutical industries, along with the law-enforcement business. So we have federal power accommodating corporate interests, which is the basic definition of fascism. And the behavior of the goddam cops who conduct these raids more than adequately supports the designation. The following link will access the website of a reputable news organization which is featuring a long list of recent "pot raids," some of which are so incredibly disproportional to the circumstances they leave little room for doubt that the U.S. is perched on the doorstep of a full-blown police state. Recent Pot Bust Stories | abc7news.com Whether or not one is opposed to marijuana prohibition the fact remains that such inordinately aggressive police state tactics used in enforcing the extremely redundant laws against this relatively benign natural tranquilizer are out of keeping with accepted concepts of Liberty in America. And the general relevance of this topic occurs as a warning that if government can get away with such tactics over something as comparatively harmless as marijuana growing it will serve as public acceptance of what may be called an emerging American gestapo. A critical email to President "Change," whose 2007 campaign rhetoric strongly implied an end to such oppressive nonsense as marijuana prohibition is very much in order. And it must be kept in mind that these police raids and their consequent outcomes are extremely costly! So let's tell the bullshit artist in the White House what we think of marijuana prohibition.