Bolivia: Morales and U.S. Drug Policy

Adam Isacson makes the argument that “Evo Morales is the natural and predictable product of twenty years of a militarized, failed U.S. drug policy in the Andes.”

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  • Steve Mieselo

    The People have spoken in Bolivia and I’m glad. I am a citizen of the USA and I agree that we should not be eradicating coca. This petion explanes my position.

    A petition for recognition of coca as a gift from Our Creator.

    Given the history of early America, “Our Creator” meant God, as revealed in the Bible, to most of the signors or the Declaration of Independence. Let us consider Jesus Christ, the biblical co-creator of coca, and whose year we use as the basis for numbering our years. “One nation under God“ whose motto is “In God We Trust” would do well to consider Jesus Christ’s law of love and demand for justice, particularly in evaluating the current coca policy. The United States’ coca policy mostly propagates anarchy, rebellion, resentment, oppression, and indifference to the rights “endowed by Our Creator” to those who would use coca as Our Creator approves. The “approved” uses of coca are those that lend people opportunity to give thanks and praise for Our Creator‘s gift of “vegetation for the labor of man” as written in Psalms 104:14. Coca enhances labor–note that the Catholics provided South American miners with coca for purpose of enhancing their labor. Un-adulterated coca used as tea in a setting of thanksgiving to Our creator is approved in 1 Timothy 4:4-5 — “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude: for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.” And note that coca is nutritious according to Enaco. Furthermore, Christ-like compassion needs to be shown to those who are growing coca out of economic necessity. In short, there is more opportunity for praise to Our Creator by allowing coca to be imported as tea than then by allowing for illicit production and consumption of cocaine.
    Satan starts with lies concerning how coca came into existence and who should be thanked for its existence. Then he venerates the illicit extraction of cocaine from coca and the illicit consumption of cocaine. Current U.S. coca policy vastly supports Satan’s lies about coca. For it shows great disrespect for what Our Creator gave us and it lends opportunity for the illicit extraction and consumption of cocaine. This could quickly change if We the People, filled with the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus Christ, petition Our Father in Heaven that his kingdom would increase via resolving the conflict born by Satan and enhanced by U.S. coca policy. This conflict brings evangelical opportunity to both the U.S. and in the coca growing regions. Prayer and consideration may lead to petitioning that Customs allow importing un-adulterated coca under some conditions. Such conditions are limited only by reason and may include:
    1. Packaging with language recognizing Our Creator, the United States’ Christian heritage, and the biblical authority given to governments, churches, and parents over their subjects.
    2. Packaging and distribution that ensures that only un-adulterated coca reaches U.S. consumers.
    3. Import duties that, along with packaging, effectually prohibits extraction of cocaine from the imported coca.
    4. Growers of coca get paid in money and evangelism a fair share of the proceeds from the sales of imported coca.
    Please pray about this issue. Then, if so led, send this petition to the President and to Congress. For Addresses and links, go to

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