Legalize Cannabis. Vote. March 20th.
On Feb. 8, Benjamin Thomas Wolf appeared before the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. We asked him why he’s running for the Democratic seat in the 5th Congressional District of Illinois in the March 2018 primary:
My name is Thomas Wolf of Benjamin. My parents were professors in high education, and He was born and raised in the Midwest. When he was in a Washington DC internship, the FBI hired me to conduct inquiries into national security issues, such as insurgency, spying, and counterintelligence. On 9/11, He was one of the first Pentagon responses, served there for five years. He served with the hazardous material section. After five splendid years at the FBI as an American diplomat who worked in developing countries in Africa and the Middle East, he moved to the State Department. He has raised my children from Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, and Algeria in West Africa. I worked many times in Iraq and flew with George Bush on Condoleezza Rice’s team. I then moved back to Washington, D.C., and served for the Obama White House with Interpol and the National Security Council member.
Five years ago, I came to Chicago to graduate from international psychology; I am a government and history professor at Roosevelt University and East-West University. I’m a non-profit president in Wicker Park, and I’m a Lodan Square restaurateur named Park and Field; my family and I are living in Wicker Park to assist with housing problems called Keep Chicago Livable.
I believe deeply that everybody needs and has a right to primary healthcare to make society happy in general. The top priority for the U.S. Congressman is affordable healthcare. Legalizing cannabis is one of our main goals. Not only does it seem to us to be medicine, but it can also provide the city and community with billions of dollars and works to improve criminal justice.
In order to learn about a wide variety of critical topics facing Illinois, candidates applying for congressional candidates received a list of questions from the Chicago Sun-Times. Benjamin Thomas Wolf gave the following answers to our questionnaire:
Question: Please clarify your particular case and cause as an Illinois member of this House. A generic subject or question should be avoided in your reply.
REQUEST: Universal medical care: As a congressman of the United States, my first goal is to provide every citizen in our nation with accessible and comprehensive health benefits as universal healthcare. I have served as a U.S. Diplomat in tens of countries that offer both medical and psychiatric services to accessible and cost-effective national coverage. This enables a cleaner and wealthier society in general. I will provide leadership, security, and innovative strategies in my role as a federal representative to strengthen our national health plan. As my first national plan, I see affordable healthcare.
Cannabis: I was the only applicant to support the legalization of cannabis by the federal government and public debate cannabis as part of my routine life. More than 70% of Americans support cannabis legalization irrespective of their association with political parties, and the figure in Chicago is more than 85%. Cannabis must be seen chiefly as medication. This will also supply our state with thousands in thousands of dollars of tax revenue. As a retired special agent and law enforcement official, I know that the criminal justice environment of youth blacks in metropolitan areas will be affected by medical cannabis. Legal cannabis will increase prison costs and allow our courts and prisons to liberate themselves
Moreover, Illinois has the chance to make our state the first to regulate marijuana in the Midwest during the Primary in Mar. 20. The Fifth District and Illinois would urgently require billions in income. He was proud to be referred to as an elector for cannabis.
He recognized the value of high-quality public education and higher education for everyone, as the child of two public school teachers and now a university professor myself. The first step is to enable families and children three and four years of age to attend compulsory pre-school. Furthermore, a process or scheme must be found to guarantee affordable higher learning for all. This includes business schools, community colleges, and public universities for four years. However, the consequences of our education system go past the time people go to school. Student credit is an epidemic that restricts American innovation and American workers as a whole. Higher education funding will be provided by the interests of American educators, business people, and specialization growth. We need to reassess our interests as a country of higher education to grow our most precious resources, our citizens. It has to become a top priority for education.