State of South Carolina Archives: on Drugs


Henry McMaster: Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets

Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com Jan 11, 2017

Thomas Ravenel: Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs

With respect to the current borders crossings by Mexican youth, let me say this: The effects of our disastrous drug policy are now spilling over onto U.S. soil. As Ron Paul has said, this problem is a direct result of our failed 'War on Drugs', which by one estimate puts $300 billion per year into the hands of the most violent criminals on the face of the earth. On the other side, we give the Mexican government money to wage war with the drug cartels--and now children are being killed in the crossfire. Many Mexican policemen are given the choice between "plata o plomo," which means "silver or lead." In other words they can either accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes--or they can refuse and be killed or have a member of their family killed. And speaking of killing--who can forget the U.S. Justice Department's botched gun-running operation--"Fast and Furious?"
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, RavenelForSenate.com Sep 1, 2014

Alvin Greene: No mandatory drug sentences

Q: Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?

A: No.

Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?

A: Yes.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

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