Alcohol And Drugs

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Siraj Wahhaj

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This lecture was given at the IONA Convention.

November 25-27, 2016

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Come to the lab tshabalala you got a long way to go. That should be

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brother sisters. It's a great honor to be here with you for the next two days. Shooting stuff I wanted to first

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only comment about you, brother.

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And listening to you.

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I was reminded

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of an intimate conversation that I have with Elisa that was about half of his life. He

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said

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yeah, he should

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have Hello jabril

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Yep, hello, Arlene is

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for that. Elisa now more often to learn.

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Oh, it should, is jabril we used to use alarms.

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She said the Peace and blessings and mercy be upon him.

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You see what I don't see.

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Have faith in a prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam

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to respond to someone who couldn't see

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if you cannot see the vision.

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Trust the visionary.

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This conference is so well conceived Milan bless you and your staff and those around you work to bring in the balance.

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To do work, we have a lot of work to do.

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I'm going to take a page from the son of Allah

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and put it on the solidity lines of de la you'll never find a change and also know

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I know that you expected me to talk about drugs and alcohol. I know that.

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I'm not gonna talk about drugs and alcohol.

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Right now.

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I'm gonna do it. I'm not gonna go right now.

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Because before you can talk about this topic,

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you have to have a foundation

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premise

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and only give you two premises about Allah subhanaw taala.

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So Canada live in Long Island, in

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glory beats are you Oh, Allah, we have no knowledge except for what You have taught us you the knowing and the whys.

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All the time people act because they don't know.

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I've always felt that many times. When people know that they do have exams.

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Our Prophet Alayhi salat wa sallam taught us about a prophet that was being battered people so much that his face beginning to bleed and he said, Allah woman called me for unknown lay on the moon. Oh, Allah forgive my people, because they don't know.

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So a lot of times we do things simply because I don't know.

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Some people don't know the effects of drugs and alcohol.

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You don't know. All the time when people know better they look and so the first premise is that all he knows

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and he's wise.

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second premise

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is that what

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Allah does for us, whatever, whenever he commands for us to do something, that means that if we do what He commands, then it is in our own best interests.

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And whenever he prohibits us from something

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he knows better

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to do.

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And if you don't do it, then you will be blessed

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by Allah.

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So on my case about listen to what he says beforehand,

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and maybe you only have been mean in a minute and to see him

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The profit is closer to the believers, then their own selves. So, our Prophet peace and blessings be upon us when he gave to us instructions to balance. He loves us. He's close to us. And he wants our best interest when you get a chance to go to the shoot of the chapter. And Schumer at the polls, I think it's the 27th chapter.

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There are five properties that are mentioned. And this is

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five prophets who said the same exact words? No. Hola, Lu Shuaib. And

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in Nila, solo me,

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I am so you

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trustworthy messenger.

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Every body can build

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when you plant a seed,

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let's see does it go up? before it goes down?

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You play the scene and it goes down and down and down.

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So that's the question. How long have you been standing? And how strong is the foundation?

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For if you don't have a foundation, you can build the roof before you build the base of the foundation.

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So for 13 years in

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a lot of the online I never even mentioned

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it not even mentioned it. ignore it. Seemingly.

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How many of you would like me to convert it to Islam? Raise your hand used to be a Christian.

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Shake off. Now you don't know what I'm doing.

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Now this is a this is this is a this is a shot in the dark.

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I'm assuming used to be Christian. All right. Is this rehearsed? Have we done this before? You have no idea what I'm doing right? You're like, why are you doing this? I'm gonna give him the mic. Right. I'm gonna ask him a question. I assume I assume he knows the answer.

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First question. Have you ever heard of the 10 commandments? Yeah, okay, good. All right, good. You don't have

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to give me the mic. And just give me a few. You don't have to give me all of them. You don't have to give me them in the corner. Just give me some of the 10 the famous 10 commandments.

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My grandpa

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used to make me save this. And we

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love

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the one true God with all that hard time.

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And do not bring any graven images before him.

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Like he is with you. And she'll always be with you.

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honor that a mother and father, that days belong on the earth language the Lord that God gives me

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and do not suffer anyone not to come before.

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Do not kill. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not gamble.

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Did not covet thy name. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's.

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You reverse

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bounce shopping on bounce.

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If you study the format, you'll see that the four M is interactive a

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lot of the medicine down bow shall not do this.

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What is interactive?

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You know, the first is to talk about intoxicants.

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Nobody was

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yes

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Think about that for a moment.

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They are asking you Mohammed asking you about

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intoxicants and young women

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is initiating this. He didn't say this, you are asking the question, why are you asking the question?

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Because for 13 years a law is laying the foundation to such a degree, you're saying within your own self.

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I'm not sure about this. I give an example. 19 radio

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was invented,

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and the state was hacked.

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And I wanted to store the whole thing.

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In in the freezer, I saw a drink called Nair beer.

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Napa

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Napa. Honey,

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drinking this nail here, right?

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And all of a sudden, I get a buzz.

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Buzz

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is like, Yo, man, I feel the

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ingredients.

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Make sure.

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So

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but you know what? My family told me.

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I can't drink this

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never happens again.

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Because I knew

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years ago, I remember brothers used to buy something called choosing.

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And they'll find it on cases.

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And if I found out that was making them feel a certain way, I said Well, you can't you can't drink that will do it. Don't say it Don't say no alcohol.

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So

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because of the training, the fasting plans to tell me that I'm beginning to ask the question about alcohol. They know something.

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story about somebody in your family or friends have some kind of issue with drugs and alcohol.

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And

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how bad is it? If you are a fan of the New York Yankees baseball team, any

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of you from Detroit

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see sees a

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great pitcher for the New York Yankees.

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pitch

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this year Why?

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Why can we pitch

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only the ones

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that were serious about the playoffs?

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Because he was in trouble? Yeah. Yeah.

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We used to

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go look at long litany of stars, athletes, celebrities going to rehab because they have a drug problem. How bad is it? And what's the problem?

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Some of you may have heard me say this before I was at a store will cease to

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work with us. And I get my newspapers from them every day.

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One day I went to the store I saw a sign that I never seen before.

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And it said no I'm also here. I sound like

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a Muslim store

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and have an aside No, I saw him I saw

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no alcohol sold here on Sundays.

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Why are you selling alcohol? Why?

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Why? Why?

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Why?

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He's making money and making a whole lot of money.

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Let's take a lot of illegal drugs,

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believe it or not law, or money is spent on illegal drugs that are food,

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clothing, shelter, education and health.

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Money.

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I'm sorry for yelling, I just that's just the Baptist, the Baptist coming out.

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With the

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convenience store,

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they make hundreds of 1000s of dollars in sales a year.

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liquor stores.

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legions of dollars are spent every year advertising.

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Governments, including our government, make billions of dollars a year on taxes, from

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contrast with what I said that Allah and His Prophet does things to our best interest. How many have you ever heard of the Congressional Black Caucus?

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congressional level? What is the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, or African American legislators

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who do things in the interest of their constituency.

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And the moral of the Congressional Black Caucus is black people have have neither permanent friends, no permanent enemies just permit interest.

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And the question is always what's in your best interest? The people that sell the drugs

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they do not.

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They do it for themselves to make profit. Now,

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everybody has a story, let me give you one.

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There was a man

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who was on drugs for 30 years.

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And he took every kind of drug that you can imagine.

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He got sick,

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he had to be hospitalized.

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This man, same height as me six feet tall,

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had gotten down to 30 or 60 pounds.

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The doctor told him

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call your family members, you won't make it through the night.

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He told the doctor, please excuse me. I have to talk to someone who knows.

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He said that night he called upon Allah.

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That was 22 years ago.

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If you see him today, he's a pitcher of health. His name of

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this brother is our representative. And I'll manage it for anyone who have a drug problem. You see this brother in any body, you know, have a drug problem. Let me know I'll give you a number. I can't relate like him because he was on drugs. And I remember there was a sister of the military. We thought she was on drugs and she denied it. I said you have to meet the brother. She did. She did. She met with him. And she came out of the meeting with him and she came to me she was crying as an email. Thank you for saving my life.

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You come to me, you need to bring him here. This Bravo. You need to bring him here because this brother know how to deal with people on drugs because most people are in denial.

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So

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what do we got? two issues. Issue number one.

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Whatever is affecting our community will affect our community. unless we do something about whatever they're doing there is happening inside

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shaping stuff for years ago.

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The 60s and 70s and 80s at 10 o'clock every night

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in the news

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Nightly News.

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The angle will come on he said the same thing.

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He said

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it is 10pm

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do you know

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When your children are women.

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Now we ask the same question.

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Is 10 o'clock?

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It's 11 o'clock

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is midnight?

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Do you know your children? Oh, I know my children. My children are whole. Yeah, sure.

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Well, we are available

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on the internet,

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on Facebook,

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on Twitter. So they may be in the house.

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But the influence is why?

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Check this out.

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from ages three to 18,

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the average American child will have seen between 500,000 to 600,000 television cameras,

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a constant dripping of water on a stone will drill a hole in the store.

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No tornado, no hurricane

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drip, drip, drip, drip, in every time they go.

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The television set all the bad place on the internet is having a profound effect. You know,

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you know the story

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of the frog

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experiment.

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So the scientists they get a a

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pot of water and the heating

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until the water is boiling. They take the frog and they put the frog in the water and the frog jumps out of the water because by nature, things that's alive, don't like pain. So we get away from the pain, he jumps out of the water.

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And then the scientists took

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a huge part of who

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and put the frog in the water. And was

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it was just chilling.

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And so the sciences

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they he

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was so slowly

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the water begin heat up a source.

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And the frog stayed in the war until he died.

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Because the change was so sunny.

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He couldn't get it so

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perceptible.

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And so our children

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are faced with that

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is a huge task before.

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So I say to you brothers and sisters in my conclusion.

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Everybody got to deal with this issue. By the way, I'm gonna workshop on this issue tomorrow. So this is just an introduction to motivation.

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I need someone here who knows a little bit about the American Constitution

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or anybody here.

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I didn't go raise my hand. He won't give me a

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lawyer who was a lawyer.

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All right. All right.

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Okay, I want you. I want you to tell us how many

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of you Okay, okay, look, I want you to tell us.

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You've made amendments to the Constitution. So

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some of us the 18th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States

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did not have to be word for word.

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prohibition. What do you mean prohibition? What was the prohibition? What was it

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It was prohibited according to the Constitution of the United States of America, to manufacture, to trade to sell alcohol, it was in the Constitution.

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Because people know there's something about it, I don't know what it is, but this thing, right, something's wrong with this thing. So it's in the Constitution of the United States of America.

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And lo and behold, the 21st amendment of the constitution was what

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they repel with the 18th amendment. Now it's permissible. What am I saying? I'm saying that they tried, and I only sync up with my little giant The irony is that when you talk about a new complaint against the Sharia, but when you study the history of Islam is unlike what they think about the Sharia law. America had the law and that is

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you know, the problem with alcohol. And it sounds

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too funny problems.

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number one

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and number two,

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number two,

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it tastes good.

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I totally would have told you

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when I go to gym,

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or I want to do a small piece a week

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email

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in,

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in Ohio.

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Surprisingly, the people rejected the idea of making it make it I got to

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give me

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a message.

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Or guess what my prediction in this country one day

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me? marijuana will be legal in most drugs will be legal.

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It's not just medicine. Are you serious? That's strange. You shouldn't tell

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cannabis and marijuana

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processes. We have a lot of work to do later this afternoon. But we'll see how we can do what we can do a for our children and what we can do for Americans remember our job here is also to help our neighbors because if our neighbor's house is not fine,

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if you don't put it out soon that fire will be in your house. alone. Bless you.