Jimmy Carter on Drugs
President of the U.S., 1977-1981
[When the alcohol was removed, the staffer continued], "I get a call from the mess saying, 'They want Bloody Marys before going to church. What should I do?' I said, 'Find some booze and take it up to them.' "
[Another staffer confirms], "Occasionally Carter had a martini." Rosalynn would have a screwdriver. Lillian Carter, Carter's own mother, contradicted her son's claim. In a 1977 interview with The New York Times, she said that, even though the White House was officially "dry," she managed to have a nip of bourbon every afternoon when she stayed there.
Our overcrowded court system is now a major cause of crime.
We should encourage local police to give priority to violent crimes- assault, robbery, rape, muggings, murders. When I was Governor of Georgia, we stopped treating alcoholism as a crime to provide increased medical help to alcoholics and to free our police and courts to concentrate on violent crimes.
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