The speech is by Biden’s fellow Democratic Senator from Vermont, when at age 46 he was applauding Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s asset forfeiture, mandatory minimums, poisoning foreign crops, meddling in foreign elections and sending cops out to shoot kids–mainly brown kids–in the back because of PLANT LEAVES! The tag team of Biden and Leahy are doddering advertisements for abandoning the two-party Kleptocracy and voting Libertarian. From the 1986 Congressional Record:
The above was recited by Biden’s pal Leahy in the Senate on September 30, 1986. There’s the transcription:
The first is the new section on forfeiture. Fighting drugs is expensive. The forfeiture amendments we passed 2 years ago provide for the seizure and forfeiture of the profits of the drug trade and property used in connection with it—businesses, airplanes, and so forth. But under those laws, no more than $20 million of forfeited assets can be used to fund antidrug programs. This bill removes that cap, and requires that all money remaining in the Customs and Justice Departments’ forfeiture funds after paying administrative costs, be used to fund Federal and State drug programs—for law enforcement. education, treatment, and rehabilitation. This program is expected to net $150 million in 1986, to help pay the cost of this bill.
The bill also closes a loophole in the current law, by permitting the seizure and forfeiture of substitute assets if a drug trafficker has transferred his profits to a third party or placed them beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
Another important section of this bill squarely addresses the need to stop production of drugs at the source. It cuts off all foreign aid to countries that have not taken significant steps to stop illegal drug production and prosecute drug traffickers.
A major part of this bill involves deterrence. Of special importance to a former Stale prosecutor like myself is a $115 million matching grant program for State and local law enforcement for each of the next 3 years. These grants will be available to States that have developed their own strategies for prosecuting, punishing, and treating drug offenders.
Two years ago I supported the Armed Career Criminal Act which provided for enhanced penalties for dangerous repeat offenders. This bill expands the scope of that act to include a mandatory 15 year minimum sentence for drug offenders who have…
Senator Leahy of Vermont is 80 and probably has no recollection of any of this, but the young people he and other fanatical prohibitionists put in prison over paranoid nonsense that pseudoscience mutated into laws are just now being paroled. Hopefully they will vote Libertarian–to repeal cruel prohibition laws grounded in ignorance and superstition.
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Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)
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