Joel Posted September 16, 2012 Report Share Posted September 16, 2012 (edited) I've spoken with the lawyers, and now it's up to me to "do the right thing". I've always loved this country, but recently had the opportunity to see a side of it that appalls me. The lawyers all agree that it will cost me about twenty thousand dollars (nice round number, huh?) and alot of court appearences before all of this will be over. Pre trials, motion hearings, more hearings, and more hearings. It makes my head spin. All I did was bring some plants out on my deck to spray them. Suddenly I'm a drug lord. Well, I'm sixty two years old, and maybe thats long enough If I have to, I will go out on my own terms. I've been backed into a corner with nowhere to go but down. It's a lose lose situation. If I lose in court, I go to jail, and my wife will have to pay the attorneys. If I win, I will never be able to get out from under all the money I will owe. So, I've made up my mind. I won't play the game. They can take their ball and shove it up their arses. When I get to court on the 27th, I will tell the judge that I cannot afford my own attorney and refuse a court appointed one. For those who have never been in the system, like I wasn't, a court appointed attorney is not really free. That is a common misconception. They will squeeze the money out of you. A dollar at a time. Uh uh. not this time. I won't play their game. If the judge doesn't allow me to represent myself, I'll, I'll, I'll, I'll...well, she has to. She just does. I refuse to stick my wife with all that debt. I'd sooner die. Hmmm. Back to that conclusion. It is getting really bad when both logic and common sense are telling you that it is time to check out. Really bad indeed. I don't want to die, but there does not seem to be anything else to do. I have a responsability to my family. I'd like to go fishing one more time. Read a couple of more books. Play with my grandson. All of those things are seeming a little selfish to me right now. Like I no longer have the right. Right. It is not right. Not fair. We won, I thought. 63% of the voters said so. I have a card in my wallet that says so. I have patients who like what I grow. I like it myself. It helps with the pain and nausea. Pretty much the only thing that does. Who is enforcing that law? Why isn't the State stepping in to stop the crazys from stepping on us? Don't they work for us? My chest is hurting. I need an aspirin. But I won't let them hurt my wife. I won't let them. I won't let them. I won't let them. I'll go to my court date on the 27th and see what happens. And then. And then I'll do what I have to do, to protect my family. Edited September 16, 2012 by Joel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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