Rand Paul

Against racist drug laws

1 Jan, 1970

At the Iowa State Republican Party Convention Paul speaks out against racial biases in the war on drugs. He informs the party that three out of four prisoners are black or brown, when whites are reported to use drugs just as much. Those arrested are mostly of low economic class and cannot afford a good attorney, which makes them easy to arrest. Paul believes that although marijuana is a problem, people should not be locked up for years for mistakes made when they were young. He also supports giving ex-cons the right to vote again.

If the GOP is going to be the party of family values, it should bother Republicans that in 1980 there were 200,000 kids with a dad in prison and now there are two million.

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