DML OPINION: The heroin epidemic is growing throughout America — it is terribly bad — but very few media outlets or politicians address the real problem. They never want to connect the dots which leads to how and why the problem is so big.
Although the northeast is getting slammed the hardest and fastest, fact is, heroin use is growing in every state throughout America.
The rate of heroin-overdose deaths between 2002 and 2013 nearly quadrupled, claiming more than 8,000 lives in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Today, nationally, 125 people a day die from drug overdoses, most of them from heroin, and many more are revived — brought back from the brink of death.
According to the WhiteHouse.gov website, President Obama recently proposed $1.1 Billion in new funding to help address the heroin epidemic. It reads, “The President’s budget includes new mandatory funding to help ensure that all Americans who want treatment can get the help they need.” In short, another Obama spending proposal that chases a problem versus getting in front of a problem.
What Obama fails to understand is that America cannot solve a problem when the President insists on ignoring the core issue that creates the problem (e.g., Obama’s failure to connect Islamic extremism with ISIS). And because the media is in bed with Obama, the general public fails to receive the information it needs to demand change. Take note to a recent article in the Obama-friendly NY TIMES:
With heroin cheap and widely available on city streets throughout the country, users are making their buys and shooting up as soon as they can, often in public places. Police officers are routinely finding drug users — unconscious or dead — in cars, in the bathrooms of fast-food restaurants, on mass transit and in parks, hospitals and libraries.
The visibility of drug users may be partly attributed to the nature of the epidemic, which has grown largely out of dependence on legal opioid painkillers and has spread to white, urban, suburban and rural areas.
“Until we get a handle on the drug problem,” said Capt. Timothy Crowley of the Lowell Police Department, “I think this is an issue we’ll be dealing with for a long time.”
Nowhere in the NY TIMES article does the writer focus on the source of the issue, and that’s because none of the liberal media outlets want to recognize the need for “THE WALL.” Donald Trump often talks about his promise to build THE WALL along the southern border, but outlets like the NY TIMES criticize him for it on a daily basis. They call him a racist for wanting to protect our country, safety, and jobs. The Wall would help stop illegal immigration, but it would also create a huge barrier for the cartels who currently cross the border like you cross the street where you live. So, the question becomes, “Why?”
Fact is, cheap heroin has led to a surge in overdoses, addiction and violence in cities across the country. This is all led by the Mexican drug cartels who have a very focused strategy for attracting new customers.
The cartels instruct drug peddlers — often gang members — to sell heroin at prices as low as $5 per hit (or button). The peddlers will often distribute free samples, according to agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The kids gets addicted to the drug and it’s all downhill from there.
Federal officials say that the Sinaloa cartel manufactures the heroin in the mountains of northwestern Mexico and transports it across the border. But for some reason, President Obama does nothing to close the borders. In fact, he goes out of his way to insist Border Patrol agents ignore immigration laws and to stand down. If they don’t like it they are told to quit the agency.
As noted, building the wall along the border and enforcing our laws would do a lot more than stop illegal alien families and day laborers from entering the USA. It would cut down significantly on the drug smuggling that leads to the destruction of America. But Obama is willing to allow the flow of drugs in exchange for fundamentally transforming America. Obama has blood on his hands. But in the same manner a druggie will steal, lie and kill if it means getting access to high he yearns, Obama does not care about the damage his lawlessness is causing.
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