Today’s dispensation of confusion from this Administration commuted the sentences of 46 drug pushing criminals. Serious drug pushers. So far, he has commuted the sentences of 90 criminals. Practically all of these criminals were pushing enormous amounts of cocaine, with other drugs taking secondary importance in their arsenals of human destruction. The rationalization for this misguided Presidential disposition was worded as, “These men and women were not hardened criminal, but the overwhelming majority were sentenced to at least 20 years, 14 of them had been sentenced to life, for nonviolent drug offenses.”
The President of The United States perceives these down-liners in billionaire drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman’s international distribution network as “nonviolent” drug offenders. Guzman has two things to be grateful for this week, apparently. And most of these 46 thugs had guns and many were pushing in school zones. It requires a disturbing mental exercise to perceive serious Drug Pushers, any drug pushers actually, as being “nonviolent.” Drugs have become prevalent on each and every street of our continent. Kids in primary school are not only provided access, but are the beneficiaries of this Presidential attitude as hard drugs are pushed on them. By whom? The Pusher. Where the rubber meets the road, the pusher pushes the toxic amalgams that ravage the human body and desecrate the brain.
I also don’t differentiate here between the pusher we all see on so many of our street corners, or distributing using the automobiles they call “rice-rockets” and the supposed friend who turns a friend onto a drug. It’s rare that someone gets up suddenly one day and says, “I’m in the mood to do some heroin today.” That just doesn’t happen. That’s not how drug use expands. Use grows maliciously and with intent. Self-serving friends make money from friends, and “friends” are easy picking since there are few behavioral forces more powerful than peer pressure. Perhaps such malicious and malignant individuals don’t really fit the definition of “friend.” Of course Hollywood does its best to desensitize us to hard drugs — how else are these poor guys in the slums going to earn a living. A pusher by any other name . . .
Pushing drugs is a violent act. It is as violent as murder. It is contagious and it’s disfigurement of society is permanent. It destroys families. It destroys neighbourhoods. There is no room in our society for drug pushers and their upline. Get caught, and you might as well have committed your third murder. And yet, progressives believe they’ll be rehabilitated, just like their killer friends down the lane, or the child molesters in the next cell. History says, not a chance.
Nonviolent? Really? That’s insane.