Rand Paul: Don’t Jail People for Non-Violent Drug Crimes

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Not sure what to think here. The libertarian side of me says let them do what they want. The conservative side of me says drugs don’t need to be easier to get around my kids.

Sen. Rand Paul, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said today that although he is against legalizing drugs, he doesn’t think people should be incarcerated for non-violent drug crimes. Paul stated:

I don’t want to encourage people to do (drugs). I think even marijuana’s a bad thing to do. I think it takes away your incentive to work and show up and do the things that you should be doing. But I also don’t want to put people in jail who make a mistake. There are a lot of young people who do this and then later on in their twenties they grow up and get married, they quit doing things like this.

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