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Can Anyone Defend NYC Drug Campaign

I saw the picture of the PSA drug poster currently being displayed on NYC subway cars, and I was disgusted. I cannot believe how low we have sunk as a society. Like we wake to a new record high gas prices, we also awake to the bar lowered by some government agency or party.

In this case, a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ad about drug use features a statement in quotes that declares, “Don’t be ashamed you are using, be empowered that you are using safely” — the passage appears to be attributed to an individual named “Florence.”

The section on preventing overdose especially set me back:

* Avoid using alone and take turns

* Start with a small dose and go slowly

* Have Naloxone on hand * Do not mix drugs

* Test your drugs using fentanyl test strips

Maybe we need to go back to “Just say no” or the hot fry pan and sizzling egg. “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs.” We used to discourage the use of illegal and dangerous drugs, but it looks like we have thrown up our arms. We have given up. We have lost. So now we will issue cautionary announcements hoping that those that ignore the warnings and play roulette with unknown chemicals will do so safely. There is no safely. There is impending death. Just ask the 100,000 who now die each year in this country using drugs safely.

New York City is not the pioneer in this approach to illegal drug usage. San Francisco takes that honor. San Francisco is the most expensive city in America, has the most significant number of homeless people living in tents on Main Street sidewalks, and wants to attract safe drug users to their once fine city. Liberal leadership has turned a gem of the west coast into a cesspool. New York is following the lead of San Francisco. The Big Apple is rotting in the bushel.

It is beyond time for the government to get serious about shutting down the illegal drug trade. On day one of his first, and hopefully last, term, the President effectively signed the death warrant for the fossil fuel industry and has been consistent with that effort every day. At the same time, we are setting new records each month with the increasing numbers of illegals flowing across our southern border. We know that massive quantities of Fentanyl come across with them, but no plan to curb the tsunami. As I type this article, a record group of 10,000 illegals is on a march to enter our country. The largest group ever and growing and coming because Joe Biden opened his arms to anyone coming north and is working harder to kill Title 42 than to kill the flow of drugs.

Why? Why does Biden continue to make bad decisions that tear apart this incredible country? Why does a man despise a country that has allowed his family to make millions, even if in a corrupt manner? It is a conundrum, but the legacy will follow Joe Biden for the remainder of his life. He was the hope of eighty-one million, and he has disappointed most of them.

The radicals placed Joe Biden in the White House that are destroying our major cities. Crime. Drugs, gangs, and out-of-control murder rates keep people away from the cities and into the suburbs. Now it is not a case of solving the issues plaguing our cities but making the problems palatable. That is what that subway poster is about. That is what liberals are now about.

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Ray Cardello

I love this country and what it has contributed to the world. We are a young and still forming country but I have very conservative views that make me fearful for the direction many want to see us heading. I believe we are strong enough to keep us on track but making folks aware of the truth is essential to a successful and prosperous future for us all.

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