Saturday, July 26, 2008

Barack Obama on Drugs

  • Look at needle exchange; and expand treatment. (Feb 2008)
  • Fight to rid our communities of meth. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand drug courts; help prisoners with substance abuse. (Feb 2008)
  • 2001: questions harsh penalties for drug dealing. (Oct 2007)
  • Not first candidate to use drugs, but first honest about it. (Oct 2007)
  • Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18. (Sep 2007)
  • Experimented with cocaine but turned down heroin. (Aug 2007)
  • A "secret smoker", especially around reporters. (Aug 2007)
  • Smokes cigarettes now; smoked some pot in high school. (Feb 2007)
  • Admitted marijuana use in high school & college. (Jan 2007)
  • Deal with street-level drug dealing as minimum-wage affair. (Oct 2006)
  • Understand why youngsters want to use drugs. (Aug 1996)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)

Out of thirteen points designed to inform us about Obama's position on drugs we find five about his use. No wonder he understands why youngsters want to use drugs. He associates with this crowd and their failings.

His interests seem to be mixed as to stopping and/or helping those involved. Harsh penalties work as a deterrent and should be implemented but he wants a small hand slap and your back on the street. We need them to fear the penalty and take steps to avoid it. The key step would be staying away from drugs in the first place. He seems to promote drugs to our youth with the I did it too and I may be the next president. Doesn't sound like a persuasive argument to me.

Obama is soft on drugs and ultimately will be soft on law enforcement and punishment. This is not the candidate who will change America for the better.

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1 Comments:

Blogger At-The-Water-Cooler said...

He has not always admitted to using drugs, only makes that statement when it suits his needs ... Official Complaint Filed: Obama Lied on Bar Application

2:13 PM, July 28, 2008  

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