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Excerpt: "President Donald Trump publicly praised countries that execute drug dealers during a campaign rally for an Republican candidate for the House of Representatives on Saturday evening, telling the crowd that 'I think it’s a discussion we have to start thinking about.'"

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is pictured, left, on Oct. 26, 2016, in Tokyo; U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured, right, April 29, 2017, in Washington. (photo: Eugene Hoshiko/Pablo Martinez M/AP)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is pictured, left, on Oct. 26, 2016, in Tokyo; U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured, right, April 29, 2017, in Washington. (photo: Eugene Hoshiko/Pablo Martinez M/AP)


President Trump Calls for Potential Execution of Drug Dealers

By The Daily Beast

12 March 18

 

resident Donald Trump publicly praised countries that execute drug dealers during a campaign rally for an Republican candidate for the House of Representatives on Saturday evening, telling the crowd that “I think it’s a discussion we have to start thinking about.” Citing Singapore as an example nation where drug offenses can result in capital punishment, Trump summed up the policies as: “We catch a drug dealer, death penalty. That’s it.” The president had reportedly been privately pushing for the study of such a position in recent weeks, although his appearance on behalf of Republican candidate Rick Saccone in Moon Township, Pennsylvania was the first public statement of support for such a policy. “I don’t know if that’s popular,” Trump said, “but these people are killing our kids and they’re killing our families, and we have to do something.” Trump had previously praised the actions of President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines for his crackdown on alleged drug dealers, which has led to the extrajudicial killings of thousands of Philippine citizens.


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+12 # Texas Aggie 2018-03-12 09:34
Go for it! Take out the Big Pharm executives who hide data showing that their big money making drug raises the rate of heart attacks. Execute the Big Pharm executives who pay doctors to push their synthetic heroin. Arrange a meeting between Big Sparky and the Big Pharm executives who invent new diseases that their most recent untested drug is supposed to cure. Stick the purveyors of nicotine and alcohol on the tumbrels and take them for a ride.

Somehow I don't think that is quite what these bloodthirsty killers have in mind when they advocate killing some dark skinned kid selling marijuana on the street. But when drumpf goes on about all the people who die from drugs, the people running Big Pharm are responsible for the vast majority.
 
 
0 # HarryP 2018-03-12 16:09
A row of gallows with six nooses. The first two for Big Pharma CEOs, the next two for their sales personnel, and the last two for doctors. Be sure they’re dressed in their professional garb (rather then prison jump suits.) Put it on pay TV. Pull the lever and watch them fall. Then go to the slo mo replay. Proceeds to clean up the opioid mess.
Last October’s Trump’s address of the opioid crisis provided no money. This ought to do it on the cheap (provided we hang them first and worry about to process after the fact, an approach Trump ver much favored,)
 
 
+10 # James Klimaski 2018-03-12 10:07
Does this mean the CEOs of the pharmaceutcal companies that have been pushing millions of Opiod pills in little town in West Virginis will be up for the death penalty? Or is that just wishful thinking?
 
 
+6 # BetaTheta 2018-03-12 10:54
Simple minds seek simple solutions.
 
 
+7 # PCPrincess 2018-03-12 11:50
..and Big Tobacco
The problem here is that I fully believe that we should go the other way and legalize everything. The death rates from overdoses would be almost completely stamped out. The only overdoses that would still occur under a system of legalization and regulation would be those from people who don't read and/or read and don't follow the dose instructions on a bottle.

Don't shoot the messenger, but, people die. Human beings make bad decisions every single day. - AND - human beings will CONTINUE to self-medicate in ways that are more likely to be harmful because they are illegal.

Trump is absolutely uninformed on the issue and should be allowed nowhere near the microphone on an issue like this. His 'speech' was purely political; he doesn't care one Iota about the people who OD'd this year. I'm tired of politicians talking about of their asses about things they don't know just to score a political point while real citizens are the ones who must deal with the fallout. Damnit. When will our society start using its brains?
 
 
0 # jimallyn 2018-03-12 15:42
Quoting PCPrincess:
The problem here is that I fully believe that we should go the other way and legalize everything.

That isn't the problem, PCPrincess, that is the solution!
 
 
+1 # wilhelmscream 2018-03-12 13:19
What about alcohol abuse? It's been nearly a century since Prohibition and it was a Huge failure! If they try that again, it WILL
fail even worse
 
 
+2 # mill valley maven 2018-03-12 13:58
The Grabber-in-chie f shouldn't be allowed near a microphone under any circumstances whatsoever.

Incidentally, is there anything more weak and noncommittal than:
“I think it’s a discussion we have to start thinking about.”
 
 
+1 # jazzman633 2018-03-12 14:54
While we're killing miscreants, how about we execute everyone who's cheated on his wife, consorted with prostitutes, stiffed creditors, and ripped people off with phony business deals and "universities"?

PC is right: drugs don't cause crime and violence. Drug prohibition causes crime and violence. Have we learned nothing from Al Capone?
 
 
+2 # PABLO DIABLO 2018-03-13 06:57
MONSANTO is poisoning us too. We waited to long to take on tobacco. Why do we allow chemical companies to get away with it.
 

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