America’s public enemy number one is drug abuse.
American people want their government to get tough, to go on the offensive.
You will be put away, and put away for good. Three strikes and you are out.
The war against drugs is heating up.
As you can see, those numbers are growing.
America has spent more than $1 trillion on the war against drugs.
More than 45 million drug-related…
Put them away, put them away where they belong.
Mandatory sentences on those convicted…
We are the jailingest country on the planet, beyond Saudi Arabia, China, and Russia.
We have to have more jails, more police, longer sentences served.
Total war against public enemy number one.
Law has [inaudible] U.S. war on drugs has not been successful.
Drugs are cheaper and more plentiful than ever before.
I don’t think the current law can be defended.
Too many people in jail that don’t need to be there.
There’s a lot that is not working.
We’ve fought a war we’ve been unsuccessful.
I believe it is in the interest of every American that we thoroughly examine our entire criminal justice system.
It affects all of us.
A major change in the way…
What do we want?
Drop the rock.
Too many prisons.
The war on drugs has been a failure.
Drugs as a public health problem.
We have to go a different way.
There will never emerge a shred of leadership that will change the situation. It’s up to us.There may be small errors in this transcript.