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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us and I will have the latest on president Obama's new budget proposal which is pretty scary in a moment.
But first -- talking points memo have illegal drugs harmed your family.
According to the US department of health more than 38000.
People died from drug overdoses in the USA in 2010 the last statistics available.
Department of health calls and says about 22 million Americans ages twelve or older need treatment for substance abuse in this country.
Yet many on the left to demanding softer drug laws and they don't believe that selling hard narcotics causes enough damage to be classified as a violent crime.
That in itself is hard to believe another radical left position.
Drugs like cocaine meth heroin and other opiates kill people lots of people and the -- is seldom are partially responsible for those deaths.
That -- violence.
Is it not.
Get a bunch of celebrities like Cameron Diaz Jamie -- Jim -- Will Smith Mark Wahlberg and Kim court action also LL cool.
Signed a letter to President Obama that says quote.
President it's evident that you have demonstrated a commitment to pursue alternatives to the enforcement only war on drugs approach.
And address the increased incarceration rates for not not violent cry and this.
Greatest victims of the prison industrial complex.
Our nation's children.
Hundreds of thousands of children and lost a parent to long prison sentences for nonviolent.
Leaving those children to fend for themselves on what.
Completely absurd and misguided in the extreme.
Now we directed very simple question Will Smith Mark Wahlberg Cameron Diaz Jami Foxx and Jim -- do you believe that selling hard drugs is not.
A violent crime yes or no.
None of them would answer the question none of them.
-- grandstand an issue like that but didn't seriously and that is why these people don't know what they're talking about.
Since America began punishing drug -- harshly about 1979.
Violent crime in a country is dropped more than 32%.
Since America began putting crack cocaine dealers in prison for long stretches cocaine use has dropped more than 71%.
-- tennis talk about a quote prison industrial complex well who's in the prisons.
Terrible people that's who.
And sadly terrible people do -- children but can you imagine being a child in the home of a heroin dealer wouldn't that be nice one more.
48% of federal prison inmates in this country are serving time for drug offense is almost half.
Which -- 13%.
Are in prison because of marijuana.
And virtually all of them are major weight dealers.
So this isn't the -- -- in the door somebody smoking -- and eleven.
That's what the left wants you to believe that that's faults but putting -- drug dealers in prison authorities have made all Americans safer.
The huge drop in violent crime is mostly because the bad guys are no longer on streets.
Every criminologist knows most street crime and many murders are committed.
By drug involved people.
Hollywood people don't know that because they have no clue.
What goes on in -- -- precincts.
The left wing wounds -- tell you.
That's selling hard drugs is not a violent crime are hurting all of us ask any American whose son or daughter is in the cemetery.
Because somebody sold that.
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