Bill O'Reilly: Reforming Drug Sentences Sends The Message That Drugs Aren't Dangerous

From the November 2 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY: Now, Talking Points knows the real reasons the president and other liberal Americans do not want harsh punishment for drug-involved individuals. Reason number one, the left firmly believes that police target African-Americans more than whites in the narcotics trade. Therefore, thinking goes, the criminal justice system is racist. Reason number two, many liberals want to legalize all drugs. They believe it's a personal choice and should not be punished by society. Also President Obama apparently thinks diverting drug-involved individuals into rehab is a better solution than incarceration. The problem is, rehab never works unless the individual wants to get off drugs or alcohol, and many offenders, perhaps most, do not. Thus the whole exercise will accomplish little in the way of public safety. Some convicts will inevitably return to the drug life and they will cause a tremendous amount of damage. But here is the worst part of President Obama's foolish policy; it sends a message to young people, drug dealers, to drug users that society doesn't believe this is a dangerous and immoral situation.


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