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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Promises to End War on Drugs in Inaugural Speech
Opposing Views ^ | 01/22/2014 | Allison Geller

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:04:52 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

In the inaugural speech for his second term of office, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie vowed to end the ineffective “war on drugs.”

“We will end the failed war on drugs that believes that incarceration is the cure of every ill caused by drug abuse. We will make drug treatment available to as many of our non-violent offenders as we can and we will partner with our citizens to create a society that understands this simple truth:  every life has value and no life is disposable,” Christie said Tuesday at the War Memorial in Trenton.

Christie generally tried to strike a bipartisan tone during his remarks in light of recent scandals that have come out at a heavy cost to his reputation.

“As your governor, I will always be willing to listen, as long as that listening ends in decisive action for the people counting on us,” he said, stating that he opposed the attitude "that says I am always right and you are always wrong.”


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; addiction; chrischristie; culturewar; dopersrights; drugs; genieinabottle; legalcocaine; legalheroin; legallsd; legalmeth; legalmolly; legalpot; libertarian; pandorasbox; rememberthe60s; waronchildren; welfarestate; wod
Oh look. A RINO has gone libertarian on us. My, my.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:04:52 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Illegal diet pills?


2 posted on 01/23/2014 9:06:39 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Responsibility2nd

turn Camden into one big drug rehab center, surrounded by barbed wire

3 hots, a cot, some pot and free methadone to tone down the citizens


3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:08:44 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Responsibility2nd

End the trillion dollar war on poverty. Send the money back to the taxpayers.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:10:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Our very own Progressive who pretends to be part of the right.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:10:58 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ok, so we hate Christie again? Just trying to keep score here.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:12 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Responsibility2nd

we will partner with our citizens to create a society that understands this simple truth: every life has value and no life is disposable

So, is he in favor of ending the war on the unborn??


7 posted on 01/23/2014 9:11:25 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: silverleaf

LOL!!!

What a POS zip code.

It’s like the Delaware and Cooper Rivers are part of their moat.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 9:14:23 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: silverleaf

Imagine the toll and tax revenue from drivers crossing over to buy MJ.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:16 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Responsibility2nd

Christie is too much about Christie. Just like his pal Obama.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:20 AM PST by Starboard
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To: silverleaf

I oppose that.

Free krokodil. Cheap in the short run, the medium run, and the long run.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:42 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Oh yeah...the police unions will love that. Not!

If it happens, they'll have to find other uses for all their wonderfully expensive tactical toys. Like jaywalking.

BTW...those are MA State Police Storm Troopers. None of those rifles or shotgun are legal in MA.

12 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:46 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Crispie Cream is sounding just like BHO.

13 posted on 01/23/2014 9:17:57 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He;s doubling down...the TOILET!! What a JERK he is.....did Brucey whisper in his ear that he wanted drugs legalized?? Turn Democrat, Christie.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 9:20:37 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wouldn’t vote for Christie under any circumstances, but he is right about needing to end the War on Drugs.

The horrific growth of national street gang franchises in the U.S. and power of the Mexican drug cartels, has been funded by the WOD.

You’d think we would have learned something from what Prohibition did for the Mafia (and the Kennedys).


15 posted on 01/23/2014 9:20:49 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Responsibility2nd

And thats how you get votes in the new America.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 9:23:26 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Maceman

Drug addictions, food addictions ....it’s all the same.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 9:26:04 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; GeronL; Revolting cat!

Legal PCP. A nation of “invincible” Rodney Kings.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 9:28:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Vendome
Camden was a great place in the first half of the 20th century. Headquarters to Campbell Soup and RCA Victor, two huge companies, as well as many smaller ones. Employment was high, life was good. That is until two things happened. First in the 20s/30s they decided to build the Ben Franklin Bridge right through the heart of the wealthiest neighborhood and that caused all the rich to find other places to live. It became a decidedly working class place, but still nice and safe. Then the 60s and 70s came. Race riots sent nearly every white person in the city packing, including business owners. The city was dead from that point on. When your city loses all the rich people then all the working people, it's never good.

Lesson learned should be that if you want to bring prosperity and good living conditions to the poor, protect and grow your middle class community. You can live without the rich if you have to, but if you lose the working class it's all over.

19 posted on 01/23/2014 9:29:10 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ealgeone

hey, johnny one note flies again!


20 posted on 01/23/2014 9:31:53 AM PST by j.argese (Not anymore!)
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To: LibsRJerks

How about EBT cards that you drug dealers will accept, oh wait, they already do.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 9:33:28 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
2014 is shaping up to be a horrible year for drug warriors.

It might even be worse than 2013, lol!

22 posted on 01/23/2014 9:34:06 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: ealgeone
So, is he in favor of ending the war on the unborn??

Apparently, yes!

23 posted on 01/23/2014 9:35:18 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Starboard
Christie is too much about Christie. Just like his pal Obama.

he knows the only way to win, is join em. I'd rather lose.

24 posted on 01/23/2014 9:37:42 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Ken H
Take the red pill and you'll never have to be concerned with Democrat scandals again.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 9:37:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Which one should a drug warrior take to feel better about reduced jobs and pensions as the drug war collapses?


26 posted on 01/23/2014 9:48:54 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Trolling for the addict vote.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 9:51:26 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Ken H

Ask Jack Kevorkian.


28 posted on 01/23/2014 9:54:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am not a big Christie fan, but honestly I have never seen this particular issue as a conservative vs liberal issue anyway.

As conservatives are we not usually arguing against government intervention into peoples lives?

Honestly I don’t care what people do in the privacy of their homes.

Now I could understand some common sense regulation of drugs used in public, driving, ect. But within your home... the government should butt out. (and I don’t do drugs by the way)


29 posted on 01/23/2014 10:21:07 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Maceman

because here will no longer be drug crime and cartels in Colorado

right


30 posted on 01/23/2014 10:41:48 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

drug use does not stay in the home

it comes out every day and goes to work

you want your kids doctor or teacher or bus driver to be a pothead? how about the mechanic who fixes your brakes? your airline pilot? your pediatrician maybe. after all what they do in their home is none of the govt’s business. it’s all harmless, just like a cocktail.

it goes to school and to the streets to find more money to buy drugs

drug addiction- sought by the people who sell drugs, keeps their consumer base- the younger they cultivate their customers, the better

and once weed stops giving the desired buzz, well then there’s other stuff, with ever bigger thrills. Not for everyone, but for a lot more then ever before.

now incest - there’s a vice that stays in the home
shouldn’t be the government’s business, right?


31 posted on 01/23/2014 10:51:55 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Honestly I don’t care what people do in the privacy of their homes.

The mantra of a liberal. It applies to drugs, porn, abortion, queer-sex and a whole host of other liberal agendas.If you don't care what they do in the privacy of their own homes, then don't complain when they take their disgusting and perverted habits into the streets. And our schools. And don't complain when your business gets shut down by the State simply because you refused to bake a wedding cake for Adam and Steve. And it all begins at home.

No, my friend. What they do in the privacy of their own home is our business.

32 posted on 01/23/2014 11:06:19 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

so you are advocating for a larger more intrusive government?

Sorry we just disagree. In my opinion whenever the governments power expands freedom contracts.

Show me where in the constitution the federal government has the power to tell people what they can eat, drink, or smoke?


33 posted on 01/23/2014 11:21:41 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: silverleaf

quote “drug use does not stay in the home, it comes out every day and goes to work”

the same could be said of alcohol... are you also advocating for prohibition ?

In my opinion whenever the power of the federal government expands, freedom contracts. And I will always stand on the side of freedom.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 11:31:35 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: silverleaf
because here will no longer be drug crime and cartels in Colorado right

The mafia survived the end of prohibition, too. Only it was much, much, much richer and better capitalized by then.

35 posted on 01/23/2014 12:10:34 PM PST by Maceman
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To: ealgeone
"every life has value and no life is disposable,”

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"Except in the case of rape or incest. Take it or leave it."

36 posted on 01/23/2014 12:14:36 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Maceman

Legalize the crap and tax it. Taxes are the surest way to put anything out of business.


37 posted on 01/23/2014 12:56:16 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Maceman

And when Prohibition ended the Mafia moved into narcotics were it remains today.


38 posted on 01/23/2014 12:57:37 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Maceman
he is right about needing to end the War on Drugs.

There is no war on drugs any more than there is a war on terror. There is entirely too much money involved for the corrupt government and bankers to not want their share.

We continually warn people to look at socialized healthcare and tell them it has failed everywhere it has been tried, well so has legalizing drugs.

If they legalize drugs it will become a war on working taxpayers.

39 posted on 01/23/2014 1:26:01 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

I agree.


40 posted on 01/23/2014 1:28:10 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: jmacusa
Legalize the crap and tax it.

How has that worked out with cigarettes? Created a black market benefiting who?

41 posted on 01/23/2014 1:32:34 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Maceman
You’d think we would have learned something from what Prohibition did for the Mafia (and the Kennedys).

You would think we would have learned something from what drug legalization did to China between 1820 and 1920.

Half the Adult male population of Manchuria addicted to opium?

There are WORSE possible futures than having a continuation of the highly successful war on drugs. The Fire is not an improvement on the frying pan.

42 posted on 01/23/2014 1:50:13 PM PST by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Of course I am not advocating for for prohibition

Are you advocating for legal meth, cocaine and heroin?

Most liquor sellers do not desire that their customer base become addicted. Liquor doesn’t stay in the body as long as THC, which can be detected up to 30 days after use. If pot is a harmless thing then will pilots and brain surgeons and school bus drivers be allowed to use it and then perform their duties? The mellow pot of Obama’s choom wagon days is not what is sold now, he is an idiot.

Let him be mellow about letting Malia and Sasha toke up, not my kids

having lost a child to drug overdose after he went through the escalation from pot to harder thrills and a total personality change, and having lost 2 sisters-in-law law to car crash caused by being t-boned by a pothead, I am not swayed by the argument that uninhibited drug use (or prostitution or abortion on demand or celebrating public sexual behaviors) makes our society freer and healthier for future generations

We shall have to disagree on where the govt of the people draws the line on personal choices, in the interest of society


43 posted on 01/23/2014 3:01:47 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf
We shall have to disagree on where the govt of the people draws the line on personal choices, in the interest of society

Shouldn't that be decided by individual states per the Tenth Amendment, rather than fedgov?

44 posted on 01/23/2014 3:23:52 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: itsahoot

It certainly hasn’t effected the over all sale of cigarettes, has it? The things are still out there and the tobacco companies are still making a profit although I’m sure they’d like to make more of a profit. Moonshing has become a million dollar a year business in rural West Virgina and Tennessee according to an article I read last year in The Wall Street journal a year ago. Small change, a million a year compared to the drug business but it hasn’t hurt the booze industry any. So am I to assume you’re a Prohibitionist?


45 posted on 01/23/2014 7:09:32 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: DiogenesLamp

To compare 19th. century China’s opium problem to 21st America drug problem is a poor analogy. People such as yourself just refuse to see how much of a failure the war on drugs has been. Are we to go on fighting this war for another hundred years? It’s insanity. To keep banging away at something expecting the outcome to be positive and in the end nothing changes.


46 posted on 01/23/2014 7:12:52 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: jmacusa
So am I to assume you’re a Prohibitionist?

Cookson Hills mean anything to you?

47 posted on 01/23/2014 11:19:15 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

A Christian ministry. Ok,so? Does AA mean mean anything to you? I’m a recovering alcoholic and drug addict sober for twenty-four years and I still feel marijuana should be legalized.


48 posted on 01/24/2014 3:33:22 AM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Go read the 4th and get back to us.


49 posted on 01/24/2014 6:32:28 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: Ken H

I suppose for sake of arguing that you are inferring that state govt is not govt of the people

I’m done


50 posted on 01/24/2014 9:49:54 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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