Illegal drugs are taking over our towns and communities. Drug abuse is destroying families, wrecking our economy, creating crime, and leading to senseless deaths. Young people are dying, and a generation of children are growing up without mothers and fathers. I will work to fight the drug war by giving our law enforcement officers the tools they need to stop drugs from entering our country and infesting our neighborhoods. We have to stop drugs from flowing in across our borders and in our ports and put boots on the ground in our cities and towns. We must send a strong message to drug dealers that we will not stand for the havoc they are creating all across the 6th District and our country.
Fighting just the supply only is not enough to put an end to this epidemic. We will not win this war with wasteful, out of touch big government policies. I will work to get resources where they are needed most by creating programs that are run at a local level that actually work to help those struggling with addiction gain control of their lives. Lastly, we will fight to prevent addiction from ever gripping a life, to begin with through prevention programs and education. I will fight with everything I have to make sure that we will never suffer another tragic loss of life again from drug abuse.