Why Control Substances?

There is a purpose for making certain recreational drugs illegal. By controlling substances, police are given authorization to suspect and search people that otherwise would have not broken the law. Marijuana arrests account for nearly half of all drug arrests in the USA and blacks are 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for a drug related arrests (ACLU.org). This means that blacks and minorities are specifically targeted by police only because of their race. Thus we can infer that controlling harmless substances like marijuana is legalized racism and the imprisonment of an innocent population.

To give “pushers” or “dealers” the death penalty is superfluous. If they were concerned about people dying from Fentanyl addiction they wouldn’t kill them with the death penalty. It’s a way to kill people found with Fentanyl – mostly to kill anyone that opposes the current system of imprisoning and dehumanizing innocent people.

God doesn’t endorse killing. On Mt. Sinai, God gave Jesus the commandment not to murder (Exodus 20:13).

Jesus warned us about this type of activity in Matthew 24:9.  In Isaiah 42:22, God says:

But this is a people plundered and looted, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, “Send them back.”

However, God is our redeemer and we have nothing to fear. Isaiah 43:1 says:

But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

Jesus also said, in Matthew  10:26:

So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.

In our innocence we are protected.  Do not act out of fear.