Biden Admin Vehemently Denies Using Federal Funds to Distribute Crack Pipes – They Lied.
Reports from the Washington Free Beacon in February found that a federal grant for $30 million was to be used to distribute crack pipes as part of its plan to advance “racial equity.” Further research released yesterday confirm it.
This grant will be overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, which will provide “safe smoking kits” to various organizations (which they have declined to identify). The Free Beacon managed to find some of these organizations and get the kits they were offering.
This has been vehemently denied by the Biden Administration.
“They were never a part of the kit, it was inaccurate reporting,” Biden Admin spokesperson Jen Psaki said of the pipes. “A safe smoking kit may contain alcohol swabs, lip balm, other materials to promote hygiene and reduce the transmission of diseases.”
Psaki was lying.
It is not that she was mistaken. It was not that the contents of the kits could be mistaken for something else. There were crack pipes in this kits. She lied.
See the picture below for yourself.
And why on God’s Green Earth would you want to enable crack smokers to smoke more crack? Does the Biden Administration not consider crack to be a dangerous drug?
I don’t know, maybe a government crack pipe is safer and more hygienic than ones you can find on the street. After all, you don’t want to get germs. But then again, crack pipes are generally heated so most of the germs would be killed anyway. Never mind the dangerous and addicting stuff that you are actually trying to inhale.
These kinds of programs are stupid to the extreme for a very simple reason. It is the most straightforward of economics. Ronald Reagan said it:
“Whatever you subsidize you get more of.”
If you are subsidizing crack addicts, guess what? You are going to get more crack addicts. If you make it easier, then more people will do it. If you give any kind of acceptance to it, then more ignorant, innocent young people will have the opportunity and encouragement to travel that road.
Jen Psaki is paid to lie to the American people. The agenda of the “woke,” the ignorant liberal apologists for the drug culture, and the liberal politicians whose knowledge of drug abuse barely skims the surface is to make it alright for kids to smoke crack.
I’m sorry, to me the word “conservative” means helping parents keep their children safe, and not making careless changes in laws designed to protect people or allowing society’s dangers to get out of hand. And certainly not causing dangerous drugs to become more available to the innocent and ignorant.
BTW, I do actually have a Libertarian streak in me. If we could guarantee that none of this would affect anyone under the age of, say, 25, then I would be in favor of legalizing everything – drugs, prostitution, gambling, pretty much anything you want – as long as you can pay your way and don’t become a burden on society.
But there is no possible way to legalize these without them becoming available to minors, who (by legal definition) are not sufficiently knowledgeable and mature to understand the life decisions they are making. Unfortunately, very nearly 100% of teens under age 18 have tried cigarettes and alcohol, and a majority have tried marijuana. Many become addicts, making decisions that will rule their lives forever, not having understood the consequences of their actions.
And, oh by the way, if they are calling this a “racial issue,” are they assuming that a particular race suffers more than other races? Seems to me this assumption is the height of racism. Or perhaps they are doing this to spread the crack problem to other races?
I hope this becomes an election issue. I’d really love to hear liberals explain this.