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Usually by this time the USMjParty has already picked someone to support in the Presidential Election.
Notably, it has been Gary Johnson in at least the last two Presidential Elections.
This time is different. This time it seems that there is absolutely no one running for office that I, myself, or my Colleagues, including Head Chair/Colorado Chair Bill Chengelis, aka Wayward Bill; Pennsylvania Tom Johnson; Maryland Jeffrey Kabik; Vermont Cris Ericson; Hawaii Kenneth Peeler, Texas Chuck Miller aka Damagoman; Oregon Jim Johnson; Utah Rob Hawthorne and Kentucky Sheree Krider (myself), that we have felt worthy of our support online or elsewhere.
A few people will most likely stand behind Gary Johnson, although, I, myself, have lost interest in him lately. I wrote a short article a couple of months ago, “Lord, it’s time for another Election – What do we do now?”, in which I list just a few basic reasons why I DID NOT like each of the Candidates this year. I was seriously hoping that my Colleagues would step up and speak out for someone…But that has not happened – at least so far, and it’s running pretty close to Election. If that changes, there will be an update to this Newsletter sent out!
Speaking for myself, I would like to be able to go to the poll and enter a “Vote of No Confidence”, and force the system to start all over again. Maybe we could do better if we tried again? The only problem with that is the fact that since Obama’s term is up, I’m not sure how the Government would operate until another Election could be scheduled as this has never been done in the U.S. before.
A motion of no confidence (alternatively vote of no confidence, no-confidence motion, or (unsuccessful) confidence motion) is a statement or vote that a person or persons in a position of responsibility (government, managerial, etc.) is no longer deemed fit to hold that position: perhaps because they are inadequate in some respect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel are detrimental. LINK
In the United States, motions styled as “no confidence” are only symbolic and are rare. In organizations that use Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR), there is no motion of no confidence, although the assembly could adopt a motion expressing a lack of confidence in its leaders (i.e. a motion to censure). The United States Congress passed a no confidence motion against Secretary of State Dean Acheson in the 1950s and considered one against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, but these motions are of symbolic effect only. LINK
It would seem to me that it is time to add another option to the voting ticket – “NO CONFIDENCE”. In effect, the low voter turnout is serving as a “no confidence” vote, as they refuse to cast their vote for anyone running on the ticket. However, since these votes are not counted, they serve no purpose except to make sure that someone that is not worthy will get into Office. We need to change that so that if people actually have “no confidence” in the people running for any given office they can readily make that known through the voting process rather than abstaining from the vote altogether. I really believe that in this Election the “no confidence” vote would be the winner.
According to Politics1 there are probably over 999 people running for the office of President in this years Election, though I did not bother to count them all!
There are virtually no qualifications required for anyone to run for the Office of the Presidency. You would think that in this day of drug testing for employment and background checks for everything else as well, that when someone wanted to run for the highest office in the land that there would be a “background check” for felonies and a “drug test” – just because, well, everybody else has to have one so why shouldn’t the Government officials (and hopefuls) have to comply too?. I bet that the list of people running for office would shrink dramatically if those two requirements alone were implemented.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, I am sure, would “pass the tests” the end result would be the same thing we have now – Two more billionaire idiots who do not care about anything but their own bank accounts running for the highest office in the land…and a bunch of dumbasses running out to vote for them! I would be one of them! Although I doubt I will actually know who I am voting for until Election Day itself. You can never be sure what will happen between now and then.
Age and Citizenship requirements – US Constitution, Article II, Section 1
- No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States. LINK
From where I am watching, this Country is in very bad shape right now. And the whole World, as well, is in a very uncompromising position. The Atomic Clock is at “3 minutes to midnight”. The news is getting worse everyday and that could be because it IS getting worse everyday, OR that the media as a whole is portraying it as such…Your guess is as good as mine! The Elections are now being overseen by the DHS and we are at constant threat of some kind of attack either by our own or by some other entity that may or may not even exist. Food prices are rising steadily. Children are being kidnapped right out from under us by CPS (Child Protective Services), a Government agency set up to take care of vulnerable children, not displace them. Clean water is becoming more and more scarce. There is absolutely no end to the trials and tribulations that may await us after the upcoming election.
The best thing I can think of to say about this event which will be remembered in history, is to think smart. Very carefully review your options, and then vote with your conscience on Election Day 2016. Our very lives may well depend upon what the Citizens of this great Country decide to do on Election Day!
VOTE for the FREEDOM of CANNABIS! This includes all forms of HEMP! REPEAL PROHIBITION first and foremost to gain a momentum to start cleaning up the mess that has been made by the Justice Department and the prison industrial complex. That would be a good start. Freedom to plant and consume Cannabis on our own property without fear of arrest or seizure. This order should come from the United Nations and followed by every Country involved with the U.N.
True Freedom will begin to become a reality when total control of our food and water and medicinal plants are relinquished by the U.N., and therefore become “lawful” for us to possess and consume, as a people, once again. This means that the U.N. must REPEAL those requirements and not take total control of our unalienable rights by the total regulation through the U.N. and Agenda 21 (Agenda 30). Please note that I said “lawful” and NOT legal. There is a difference, and that difference is the freedom to have unalienable rights that cannot be taken away by Government. We must be very careful how we proceed from now on with this issue. One wrong decision could enslave us forever.
While we are awaiting Peace and Prosperity, let us remember those who have been much less fortunate than ourselves, in any or all aspects of life, and give them help and kind words whenever possible. Remember, if it hasn’t been you so far, it could be you in the future.
Whatever your choice, Know your Cannabis Candidates and VOTE CANNABIS!
“Your Vote Is Your Voice.” Speak wisely!, Wayward Bill
March 24, 2016
The U.S. Marijuana Party has a Public Group on Facebook which will host a COMMENT SESSION concerning the 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION on GOOD FRIDAY, March 25th.
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We look forward to seeing all of our MEMBERS ideas and commentaries on this most very important ELECTION of the 21st Century!
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Sheree Krider “Wayward” Bill Chengelis
Organizer Head Chairperson
By CrisEricson2016 | Fri, February 26 2016
S.241 Vermont marijuana Bill does NOT make marijuana legal like alcoholic beverages: (1) because you can brew your own alcoholic beverage at home in Vermont, and this bill does NOT allow you to plant a seed in the ground and grow your own marijuana at home; (2) because the state government does not raid your home and count your cans of beer, but in the new Bill, S. 241, the state will raid your home and count every single seed you have, or have planted, and send you to prison if you are not one of the chosen few to pay a high price for and receive a license to commercially grow and sell marijuana.
S.241 was written for the express purpose of making the rich even richer, and sending the poor to prison for the benefit of the private-for-profit prison industry.
PUBLIC NOTICE to DEMOCRATIC PARTY in VERMONT
I live in the area of Windsor County just north of Windham County, and there are a lot of low income people who will be devastated by S. 241 proposed marijuana bill because when marijuana is legal, they will be tempted, but they can NOT afford to pay for it.
Until marijuana is legal to grow your own at home for your own personal use, without the government prying on your private property to count your plants, I will continue to campaign for legalization.
Because the Democratic Party has taken over the issue of marijuana legalization, whereas I started it in 2002, the first time I was on the ballot for Governor, I will run in the Democratic Primary this election season to off-set the injustice being brought down on low income Vermonters.
The whole current marijuana bill is intended to make a few farmers and Lounge merchants vastly wealthy, while the tax dollars will be spent hounding and stalking poor people and threatening them if they so much as plant one seed.
Did you know this is how the American Revolution began?
The King decided that one company could sell Tea, he made one company a monopoly.
So, the Settlers dressed up as Indians and dumped the Tea into Boston Harbor.
If Peter Shumlin gets his way and does the equivalent of allowing monopolies, allowing only a few businesses to farm marijuana and sell marijuana, then you are inciting a riot, you may be inciting the next Boston Tea Party, only it might be tons of marijuana dumped into Lake Champlain off the Ferry.
If I lose the Democratic Primary, I will be on the ballot for the General Election for the Marijuana Party, of course.
This is a battle of the rich against the poor, and the Democratic Party is in conspiracy with Governor Peter Shumlin to extort money from people for marijuana, rather than allowing them to plant a seed in the ground and grow their own.
Also, of course, your conspiracy with Peter Shumlin includes violating federal marijuana laws; and I might start a group to file an action directly with the Supreme Court of the United States which is allowed when a State law violates the U.S. Constitution – and I think we might have a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution guarantee of equal rights under the law: how can you possibly think it is alright for one man to profit growing marijuana, while another man may be imprisoned for the same thing?
And, in keeping with the Spirit of the American Revolution, you must know you are violating the U.S. Constitution in conspiracy with Peter Shumlin for making laws that require someone else, other than an elected official, to make rules and regulations to use the tax dollars collected; that is clearly taxation without representation.
SOURCE LINK: http://ibrattleboro.com/sections/politics/new-peaceful-pot-head-revolution-or-why-im-going-infiltrate-democrats-run-one-them
SB 241 VT LINK: http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2016/S.241
Long before Loretta Nall campaigned on her cleavage, the activist’s cause was cannabis. The Alabama resident gained national attention during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign when she produced T-shirts with the caption “More of these boobs …” (with a photo of Nall in a low-cut shirt) “… And less of these boobs” (next to photos of her opponents). But the write-in candidate’s political roots date back to 2002, when a misdemeanor arrest for possession was the spark behind her forming the U.S. Marijuana Party (USMJP). The group — which demands “an end to the unconstitutional prohibition of marijuana” — has official party chapters in seven states, including Colorado, Illinois and Kentucky. While Nall left the USMJP to be a Libertarian Party governor nominee, the group continues to back candidates in local, state and national elections under the leadership of Richard Rawlings, who is currently running for Congress in Illinois.
Above: Richard J. Rawlings, President USMjParty 2004-2011
In 2003 I started my quest for knowledge regarding Cannabis and Medical Cannabis. In 2005 I met Ms. Tonya Davis and accompanied her to a few meetings and festivals in Ohio. There I met Lynne Wilson and also Rev. Mary Thomas Spears who has become my closest friend since then. I remember asking Tonya Davis in 2005 if there was a political way to beat the beast so to speak, and asked her about “REPEAL” but at the time most people were in to “Legalization”.
I went home, looked up the U.S. Marijuana Party as I had occasion to come upon it previously on the internet and had created an account there. I made a phone call to Richard Rawlings. I had posted on the then kentucky.usmjparty.com but it had been taken down right before I contacted him and in fact that was my reason for calling, to find out what happened to Kentucky.
It so happened that this was about the same time as the inquiry into Marc Emery was being made by the U.S. DEA for shipping Cannabis seeds by mail to the U.S. (See this Link). At the time I knew nothing about what was going on. Richard put the Kentucky site back up and gave me Administrator status over it. That was the beginning of my journey with the U.S. Marijuana Party.
From the beginning I was a “Repealer” and posted as such on the Kentucky site. But it would be a number of years before the Party itself crossed over to being a true repeal group.
About 20 or more States were lost after Marc Emery was indicted. I stayed on. I do not think I even realized that he had been involved with the USMjParty to any extent and I do not believe he did have any involvement, at least by the time I started in Kentucky which was 2005.
Eventually in 2010 Richard offered me V.P. status which I hesitantly accepted because I never wanted to be a politician, it just was not my line of work so to speak. However, after much thought I did accept and we continued on with the USMjParty even though there was no income to be had for doing it. It was a passion and a way of life – not one to collect “funds” from.
In 2011 Richard started to become ill and by the later part of 2011 I was forced into making a decision I did not want to make but it was part of the job. I called Bill Chengelis who was the Colorado Chair at the time and asked him to take Richard’s place as Head Chairman of the USMjParty. I would remain on as the Kentucky Chair until the position could be filled by someone else – but that never happened.
By 2012 Richard was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer and we stayed together until his death in February 2013. He left me with all of his websites and the USMjParty.
I definitely did not want to be Head Chair so I decided that I would change my position considering what I had been left with to Organizer of USMjParty and I remained Kentucky Chair as well.
Since then I have focused around all the other people who have came in and out of the USMjParty as State Chairs and kept up the websites and other duties. Today we have Chairs in Colorado, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Utah , Vermont and Oregon as well as other reporting Chapters in Hawaii, Florida, California, Idaho, Virginia, Washington State, Texas, and there are others as well waiting for a Reporter. Please see this LINK for a Directory.
Today we push for REPEAL of the CSA as well as other Federal and U.N. laws which continue to dominate the Law even though Cannabis has been “legalized” in 23+ States. Federally it is still an illegal substance under U.N. law via the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971) . These are all grave issues which need to be addressed along with the commercialization and pharmaceutical takeover of this plant, which is in effect ONE plant…Cannabis Sativa L.
REPEAL is the only path to true freedom of this plant. If we let legalization and CSA Schedule II take it over we have lost the war for the common person who wishes to grow their own on their own property without taxation.
We are “FIGHTING FOR THE FREEDOM FROM PROHIBITION OF YOUR FREEDOM’S!”
Above: Sheree Krider with Gatewood Galbraith @2010
Above: Sheree Krider @2012
Subtitle: How to age quickly and retire early from a life of Activism in Cannabis – via the DEA
Subtitle: How to become a criminal vs. a patient in need of their medication…
May 7th, 2015
I really hate writing about myself. I rarely do and when I do it is for a reason. I have no other choice but to tell the story as it happened – and unfortunately it happened to me, although you could say that I have set myself up for “martyrdom” by being involved with Activism in any aspect which has to do with Cannabis. That is my sin – I smoke Cannabis. I know that it helps my anxiety but I also knew that Cannabis alone most likely would not be able to handle my “condition” and that it was “illegal” to use. O.K., that much is fact.
In 1979 I was diagnosed with Chronic Major Depression, Dysthymia, and Acute Anxiety. This is no secret as I have not tried to hide the fact that I suffer from this condition.
Skip forward to 1990 when I finally was placed with a Psychiatrist that was very knowledgeable in his field and I took to him quickly. I was glad to have someone that knew more than I did prescribing my medication.
I never hid the fact that I worked as an Activist with the USMjParty from him. I never hid the fact that I used Cannabis from him.
I left a pain clinic in 2003 where I tested positive for THC and the only medication they would prescribe at that point was Methadone which I had ironically enough just been able to detox myself from and was not taking anymore. Hence, my reason for leaving.
My Psychiatrist, Dr. Theodore B. Feldman who works for U of L Psychiatric in Louisville Kentucky told me at that time that I did not have to worry about obtaining my medicine from him because he would never hold the THC against me. My main two medicines were Zoloft and Xanax. I had been tried on a multitude of drugs but this is what worked for me and I have been using the same medication since 1986. He even filled out a form which is seen below, to send back to the pain doctors saying there wasn’t a reason to withhold my pain medication because of THC.
Dr. Feldman is responsible for all aspects of the psychiatry curriculum during the four years of medical school. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He completed his psychiatric residency training at the University of Cincinnati and received additional training at the Chicago Institute for psychoanalysis and Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Feldman received his board certification in psychiatry in 1986 and in forensic psychiatry in 1996. His clinical activities include general adult psychiatry, long-term intensive psychotherapy, and forensic psychiatry. He has been the principle investigator on research activities related to workplace violence and hostage and barricade incidents. Dr. Feldman serves as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts. He is a psychiatric consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation which includes consultation in hostage situations, training of hostage negotiators, and psychological profiling of offenders. Dr. Feldman serves as a consultant to the Baldwin County (GA) Victim Assistance Program and to the Louisville Metro/Jefferson County (KY) Police Crisis Negotiation Team. He has published numerous scientific papers and serves as a peer reviewer for a variety of regional and national publications. In addition to his clinical service, Dr. Feldman supervises and lectures to medical students and psychiatry residents on topics related to psychiatric assessment, personality disorders and psychotherapy.
I had also been told by Dr. Feldman not to worry if I could not get to an appointment – I could reschedule. The problem was that when I rescheduled he was always booked three to six months at a time so it could be hard for me to get in.
The first part of April this year I called in to get an appointment. I had missed two previous, one because of weather and one because of taking my (ex)husband to an important heart cath appointment here in Glasgow. When I called in I was told that I was NO LONGER A PATIENT OF DR. FELDMAN THAT I HAD BEEN DISMISSED FOR MISSED APPOINTMENT AND A PAST DUE BALANCE WHICH WASN’T PAID OFF. I never received a letter to this effect from either Dr. Feldman, nor the office of the U of L Psychiatric Clinic. I was told nothing until the day I called in for an appointment. After much adieu the clinic called in my Zoloft and Xanax for one more month. I needed them filled again by the first of May.
This is where I will go backwards a little bit. I had also been a patient of Dr. Chandra Reddy here in Cave City.
He had been my primary doctor since I moved here in 2011. He had filled my medications as needed for the most part – until I was caught by a drug test by him back in 2014. At about that same time, in July of 2014 Dr. Reddy, himself, was found to be trading scripts for marijuana! Kentucky.com reported the following on July 7th, 2014:
According to last week’s order restricting Reddy from prescribing controlled substances, Berry said patients would call for narcotic prescriptions without coming to the office. She also claimed to have a sexual relationship with her married boss and to have traded cash and prescription narcotics for marijuana for his use.
The end of this scenario with Dr. Chandra Reddy is that he is now back in his office practicing medicine after having had these charges against him and he had admitted to smoking marijuana as well.
Now, I move forward to current time. The Physician I went to after Dr. Reddy was out of business was located in Glasgow. I was referred to him by T.J. Samson Hospital approximately six months ago.
I will not use his name because he is currently still my physician. He has done no wrong. He is just doing what he has to do to keep his license. When H.B. 1 was passed in January of this year all the Physicians who were already on edge, increased their drug testing and removal of patients who smoked Cannabis, because the new laws just served to create a free fall for all Medical Cannabis user’s. We were immediately pegged because of drug testing in the Doctor’s office which is how I came to be in this situation to begin with.
When I went to my current Physician in Glasgow they got me with a drug test. I was positive for THC and he could no longer prescribe me “scheduled narcotics” – which would include the medicine I need the most to survive in this chaotic world I live in, Xanax.
Do to the fact I thought ahead and always kept an extra few weeks of medicine put back in case of emergency, which I think this definitely qualifies as an emergency, I am able to sit here today and write the story of what is happening to me.
The only thing my current Physician could do is refer me to a new Psychiatrist in Bowling Green for which my appointment is not until September!
It is documented fact that after being on this medication for so many years, my age, my heart conditions and anxiety, I could die from withdrawals. So therefore they know that that withdrawal will force me into a hospital for treatment (I’ve never had to be hospitalized for my condition before) and force me to “retire” from Activism all together – get me out of their way, an activist “culling” of sorts, and I damn well know that it is not just me that is being hung by the neck in this scenario. It has to be playing out with many people – all Cannabis user’s. In all areas of the Country. It is just particularly bad in Kentucky — and my name is Sheree Krider.
So effectively I have been given a death sentence by our Government and Health Care System. If I do not become a criminal and find Xanax on the “street”, it is quite likely I may end up dead – or worse.
They have judiciously made me into a criminal for being ill and speaking out for something I believe in and not trying to hide the fact. I was, in fact, very naïve to think that I could trust any Doctor – even Dr. Feldman who I felt I could be truthful with, after twenty-four years, kicked me out like an old rag. Due to the fact that he is involved in Forensics I have to ask myself why I ever felt I could trust him. These people are good at what they do. And they damn well know EXACTLY what they are doing to me.
Let my scenario be your warning! The legalization movement is truly a war. And they are going to keep knocking us down every time we think we are getting a step up. The Activists who are in my age range are particularly vulnerable because of other healthcare issues. Legalize, tax and regulate as a form of control is not going to change this scenario. Only true repeal of the prohibition of this plant would do us any good now. Yes, you can “legalize” a schedule II Cannabis drug that will give the plant to the Pharmaceutical Companies to patent, and prescribe to patients…But you will never be able to grow a plant in your yard for your own use. You will have to have a RX in order to get this medication and it will come straight through the FDA and DEA and don’t get caught with someone else’s “Cannabis RX” in your pocket!
I just cannot figure out how a Doctor can be sanctioned for bartering RX’s for Marijuana and be back in business within six months and I am a patient, half dead already, and cannot get my mental health medication filled because I smoke Marijuana ?????
That’s it, and that’s that.
All the years of hard work by Activists to free a plant are quickly going to Hell in a Hand Basket. So enjoy while you can.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AUNT RUBY!
STILL, THE PISCATAWAY HAVE NO FEDERAL RECOGNITION IN 2015.
Negro boy Jim and Native American Indian history.
Piscataway Indian Nation, United States ( Maryland)
once were the most populous and powerful Natives
of the Chesapeake Bay region.
They spoke Algonquian Piscataway.
Piscataway descendants received Maryland state recognition
as Native American tribes in 2012, from Governor Martin O’Malley
for the Piscataway Indian Nation and Tayac Territory,
and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland, including the Piscataway Conoy Confederacy and Sub-Tribes and the Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians.
STILL, THE PISCATAWAY HAVE NO FEDERAL
RECOGNITION IN 2015.
The Piscataway by 1600 were on primarily the north bank of the
Potomac River according to Captain John Smith’s 1608 map.
When the English began to colonize what is now Maryland in 1634,
the Tayac, Kittamaquund, managed to turn the newcomers into allies.
He had come to power that year after killing his brother Wannas,
the former Tayac.
His only daughter Mary Kittamaquund became a ward of the
English governor and his sister-in-law, colonist Margaret Brent,
and saw to the girl’s education, including learning English.
At a young age, Mary Kittamaquund married the much older
English colonist Giles Brent, one of Margaret’s brothers.
After trying to claim Piscataway territory upon her father’s death,
the couple moved south across the Potomac to establish a trading post and live at Aquia Creek in present-day Stafford County, Virginia.
They were said to have had three or four children together.
Once the English began to develop a stronger colony, they turned against the Piscataway and the Maryland Colony continued to compete for control of Piscataway land.
Most of the surviving tribe migrated north in the late eighteenth century and were last noted in the historical record in 1793 at Detroit, following the American Revolutionary War, when the United States gained independence. They formed unions with others in the area, including European indentured servants
and free or enslaved Africans.
The Piscataway descendants settled into rural farm life
and were classified as free people of color, but some kept Native American cultural traditions.
For years the United States censuses did not have
separate categories for Indians. Especially in the slave states,
all free people of color were classified together as black,
in the hypo descent classification resulting from the racial caste of slavery.
The Maryland Colony dissolved the Indian reservations in the 18th century. In the 19th century, census enumerators classified most of the Piscataway individuals as "free people of color", "Free Negro" or "mulatto" on state and federal census records, largely because of their intermarriage with blacks and Europeans.
The dramatic drop in Native American populations due to infectious disease and warfare, plus a racial segregation based on slavery, led to a binary view of race in the former colony. By contrast, Catholic parish records in Maryland and some ethnographic reports accepted Piscataway self-identification and continuity of culture as Indians, regardless of mixed ancestry.
Although a few families identified as Piscataway by the early 20th century, prevailing racial attitudes during the late 19th century, and imposition of Jim Crow policies, over-determined official classification of minority groups of color as black. In the 20th century, Virginia and other southern states passed laws to enforce the "one-drop rule", classifying anyone with a discernible amount of African ancestry as "negro", "mulatto", or "black".
In Virginia, Walter Plecker, Registrar of Statistics, ordered records
to be changed so that members of Indian families were recorded as black, resulting in Indian families losing their ethnic identification.
In 1996 the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs (MCIA) suggested granting state recognition to the Piscataway Conoy Confederacy and Subtribes. Critics were concerned about some of the development interests that backed the Piscataway Conoy campaign, and feared gaming interests. (Since the late twentieth century, many recognized tribes have established casinos and gaming entertainment on their reservations to raise revenues.)
Gov. Parris Glendening, who was opposed to gambling, denied the tribe’s request. In 2004, Governor Bob Ehrlich also denied the Piscataway Conoy’s renewed attempt for state recognition, stating that they failed to prove that they were descendants of the historical Piscataway Indians, as required by state law.
In December 2011, the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs stated that the Piscataway had provided adequate documentation of their history and recommended recognition. On January 9, 2012, Gov. Martin O’Malley issued executive orders recognizing all three Piscataway groups as Native American tribes.
As part of the agreement that led to recognition, the tribes renounced any plans to launch gambling enterprises, and the executive orders state that the tribes do not grant any special "gambling privileges".
STILL, THE PISCATAWAY HAVE NO FEDERAL RECOGNITION IN 2015.
*Richard Brent of Goucestershire, England (1573-1652) got married in 1594 to Elizabeth Reed.
*Their son, Giles Brent, Sr. (1606-1671) got married in 1644 to Mary Kittamaqund (1633-1655).
*Mary Kittamagund’s father died in 1639, and he was "Uwanno" and the "Emperor" of the Native Indian Tribe, Kittamagundi.
*Giles Brent, Sr. and Mary Kittamagund had a daughter,
*Katherine Brent who got married to Richard Marsham.
*Katherine died in 1713.
If Katherine’s mother was really Mary Kittamagund,
then Katherine was one-half (1/2) full blooded Native American Indian.
*Other sources say that Giles and Mary Kittamaqund
had 6 children, of whom four lived:
*Mary – married an Englishman named John Fitzherbert,
and *Giles, *Richard and *Katherine
(Henry and Margaret died young.)
*Katherine married Richard Marsham.
*Other sources state that Katherine was a daughter of Edmond Brent
and the niece of Giles Brent, Sr.
*If that were true, Cris Ericson would have no Native American Indian bloodline, but the majority of sources confirm that Katherine is the daughter of Giles Brent, Sr. and Mary Kittamaquund.
There are various spellings of Kittamaquund or Kittamagund. Remember, the Native American Indians did not use our alphabet, these spellings are based on how the settlers decided to spell out what they heard the Native American Indians pronouncing.
*Katherine Brent and Richard Marsham’s daughter,
Sarah Marsham (12) married Basil Waring of Calvert County, Maryland
*Sarah Marsham is presumed to be one-fourth (1/4) full blooded
Native American Indian.
*Sarah Marsham and Basil Waring had a son,
(1683 born Calvert County, Maryland -1734 died Prince George’s County, Maryland)
*and he married Martha Greenfield (she died 1758 Queen Anne County).
*Basil Waring is presumed to be one-eighth (1/8) full blooded
Native American Indian.
*Basil Waring and Martha Greenfield had a daughter Martha Waring,
who married Charles Burgess (he died in 1740).
*Martha Waring is presumed to be one-sixteenth (1/16)
full blooded Native American Indian.
*Martha Waring and Charles Burgess had a daughter,
Ann Burgess (she died in 1806) and she married James Haddock Smith.
*Ann Burgess is presumed to be one-thirtysecond (1/32)
full blooded Native American Indian, and she married
a man, James Haddock Smith, who owned negro slaves.
James Haddock Smith left his negro slaves in his
last Will and Testament to his children,
who are presumed to be one-sixtyfourth (1/64) full blooded
Native American Indian.
*James Haddock Smith was born in 1710 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
*Ann Burgess and James Haddock Smith had a daughter,
Martha Smith (1756-1843).
*Martha Smith and her siblings and presumed to be one-sixtyfourth (1/64) full blooded Native American Indian.
*Martha Smith married in 1778 to William Nicholls (1744 – 1792 Prince George’s County, Maryland).
*Martha Smith and William Nicholls had a daughter,
*Ann Nichols (1774 born Prince George’s County, Maryland – died 1844 Shelby County, Kentucky)
In 1793 Ann Nicholls married Joseph Clark (1760 born Prince George’s County, Maryland – died 1822 Shelby County, Kentucky)
Ann Nicholls and Joseph Clark had a son named
Willet Nichols Clark (born 1819 Shelby County, Kentucky – 1871).
1848 Willett Nichols Clark married Elizabeth Jane Saunders (1829-1914).
Willett Nichols Clark and Elizabeth Jane Saunders had a daughter, Lucinda Clark (1849-1878).
Soon after Lucinda Clark was born, the Civil War began.
They lived on the "Hemp Lawn Farm" on the Benson Pike in
There is a family graveyard on the farm and in it are buried Confederate Soldiers, family members and negro slaves. The family members are blood relatives of 2016 political candidate,
Cris Ericson, of Vermont.
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*In 1870 Lucinda Clark married William Robert Magruder (1840-1930)
Lucinda Clark and William Robert Magruder had a daughter,
Mary Elizabeth Magruder (1873-1958)
Slavery was outlawed during the lifetime of
Mary Elizabeth Magruder (1873-1958), who is the
great-great grandmother of 2012 political candidate,
Cris Ericson. http://crisericson.com
This proves that a huge change can occur in a person’s lifetime.
*Mary Elizabeth Magruder married Larse Ericson who immigrated
to the United States from Sweden (1854-1915).
*Mary Elizabeth Magruder and Larse Ericson had a son,
George Robert Ericson born in 1898, less than 50 years from
when slavery used to be legal in the United States of America,
and they still lived on the Hemp Lawn Farm on the Benson Pike
in Shelbyville, Kentucky – but with no more slaves.
George Robert Ericson is the grandfather of
2016 political candidate, Cris Ericson,
who is running for United States Senator for Vermont
and for Governor of Vermont 2016,
for the United States Marijuana Party, in Vermont.
Slavery, marijuana and hemp were all outlawed.
Cris Ericson wants to make marijuana and hemp
There have always been various types of slavery
throughout human history.
When a genetically modified seed company, such as
Monsanto, owns the patents to seeds, how many
years will it take before they own most of the food
in the world, and we feel like slaves to them?
When bio-engineering companies claim patents
to human DNA strains, how soon will it be
before we feel like slaves to them when we need
a medical procedure requiring our own DNA that
they claim they own the patent for?
Cris Ericson campaigns to legalize marijuana as
a symbol of our lost freedom and as a symbol that
we must be eternally vigilant to keep from losing
more of our precious freedom.
2016 Vote for Cris Ericson
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In 2012 Cris Ericson wore a family heirloom
"arrowhead" (Spear) around her neck on a
televised political candidate debate, with a
leather pouch and a Bear’s tooth inside of it.