State of Texas Archives: on Drugs
Elizabeth Ames Jones:
Secure our borders against Mexican drug cartels
For politicians who have failed to secure our borders, the horrific violence perpetuated by Mexican drug cartels may just be a final wake-up call.
We must take immediate action to secure our borders and ports of entry to stop the illegal entry of people, drugs, and dangerous contraband into our country.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, www.jonesfortexas.com
Jul 17, 2011
Fight cross-border violence as part of drug war
We should continue our investment in border security because the threat of cross-border violence has only grown, as the drug wars escalate.
I don't raise the issue of border security as a criticism of our neighbors to the south, but to show our resolve and unity in the struggle, as they deal with a wave of violence unlike anything outside of the world's war zones.
Source: 2011 Texas State of the State Address
Feb 8, 2011
Keep marijuana possession criminalized
Q: Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
Q: Do you support a ban on smoking in public places?
Q: Do you support a ban on the use of trans fats in restaurants?
Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Source: Texas Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test
Nov 1, 2010
Protect the border from drug traffickers
The best plan to secure our border involves intensive operations with federal, state and local officials working together to seal off common illegal crossings.
We have caught drug traffickers and human smugglers off guard and reduced crime in remote
That is why I ask you to fund a $100 million effort that will expand patrols, purchase new technology and protect the border from drug traffickers, human smugglers and other criminal thugs that seek to destroy our way of life.
Source: Texas 2007 State of the State address
Feb 6, 2007
Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes
Castro indicates support of the following principles regarding crime & drugs.
Source: Texas 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2006
- Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
- Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
Strengthen sex-offender laws.
- Support the restriction of the sale of products used to make methamphetamine (e.g. tablets containing pseudophedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine).
Strengthen drug penalties; also strengthen rehabilitation
Sadler supports the following principles concerning drugs.
Source: Texas State 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1998
- Increase state funds for programs which rehabilitate and educate inmates during and after their prison sentences.
Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
- Lower the limit defining drunk driving to .08 blood alcohol content.
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