State of Texas Archives: on Drugs

Elizabeth Ames Jones: Secure our borders against Mexican drug cartels

For politicians who have failed to secure our borders, the horrific violence perpetuated by Mexican drug cartels may just be a final wake-up call. We must take immediate action to secure our borders and ports of entry to stop the illegal entry of people, drugs, and dangerous contraband into our country.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, Jul 17, 2011

Rick Perry: Fight cross-border violence as part of drug war

We should continue our investment in border security because the threat of cross-border violence has only grown, as the drug wars escalate. I don't raise the issue of border security as a criticism of our neighbors to the south, but to show our resolve and unity in the struggle, as they deal with a wave of violence unlike anything outside of the world's war zones.
Source: 2011 Texas State of the State Address Feb 8, 2011

Randy Weber: Keep marijuana possession criminalized

Q: Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?

A: No.

Q: Do you support a ban on smoking in public places?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support a ban on the use of trans fats in restaurants?

A: No.

Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Source: Texas Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

Rick Perry: Protect the border from drug traffickers

The best plan to secure our border involves intensive operations with federal, state and local officials working together to seal off common illegal crossings.

We have caught drug traffickers and human smugglers off guard and reduced crime in remote border regions.

That is why I ask you to fund a $100 million effort that will expand patrols, purchase new technology and protect the border from drug traffickers, human smugglers and other criminal thugs that seek to destroy our way of life.

Source: Texas 2007 State of the State address Feb 6, 2007

Joaquin Castro: Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes

Source: Texas 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2006

Paul Sadler: Strengthen drug penalties; also strengthen rehabilitation

Source: Texas State 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

  • The above quotations are from State of Texas Politicians: Archives.
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2012 Presidential contenders on Drugs:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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