Carfentanil is a synthetic opiod that is 10,000 times more powerful than heroin. It has no legal medical use for humans. It’s so deadly that a lethal dose can be absorbed through the skin. It’s so deadly that the government considers it a potential WMD with lethal effects comparable to nerve gas!
Who sells this poison? China, that’s who. At this time China hasn’t even made it illegal, and claims that enforcement would be difficult with over 100,000 labs, many of which are illegal.
Who buys this poison? Drug cartels buy it to mix with heroin to create a more powerful addictive (and deadly) drug, thus “stretching” the heroin supply. The question is: who else is buying it? ISIS? Hamas? Iran? North Korea? Some disgruntled “lone wolf”?
What’s my point? As I said in “Crouching Tiger”, China is not our friend. They’re happy to take our money but just as happy to contribute to the decline of the West.
Hankering for heroin? Cracking up for cocaine? Thank President Obama and all the far-left progressives, including Hillary, who refuse to take the one action that would drastically reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the USA: secure our southern border.
Securing the border would be expensive, but so is spending more and more money on efforts that aren’t particularly effective at curbing the drug epidemic. Let’s look at them. Education is necessary but not sufficient. Every addict in this country probably experienced drug awareness teaching in school. Treatment of addiction makes more sense than jailing addicts but it’s hard for a recovering addict to stay clean with drugs on every corner. Computerized prescription tracking may cut the number of “doctor shoppers” but it’s a serious intrusion by government into the doctor-patient relationship. How long before a “czar” with no medical training dictates medical treatments? What happens when those databases are hacked (and all databases seem to get hacked) and homes with legitimate medications become robbery targets? Law enforcement works hard to arrest dealers but our prisons are revolving doors for street-level drug dealers and the top drug lords are well hidden. Federal efforts at patrolling the border are overwhelmed by it’s sheer length and by political correctness.
An open border doesn’t just bring in drugs. It brings in illegal weapons, drug cartel members, and violent gangs like MS-13. Drug abuse causes a host of other social problems too. Sharing needles spreads diseases like Hep-C and AIDS. Addicts have a hard time holding jobs or caring for their families. They may steal to support their habit or become abusive. Drug gangs stage open warfare on city streets, often killing innocent bystanders, and anyone who thinks more gun laws will make these thugs surrender their weapons must believe in unicorns. The only way to put drug gangs out of business is to cut off their supply of drugs.
Heroin and cocaine don’t come from a workshop at the North Pole; they come from south of the border, and until that border is secured people will be dying and law enforcement officials will be working with one hand tied behind their backs.
Build the fence now, for the safety of our children and security of our nation.