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.
"Yes, sir, Daddy."
"I don't want you to smoke a cigarettes until you are 21 years old."
"No, sir, Daddy, I won't."
He then made an unnecessary commitment. "When the time comes, I'll give you a gold watch."
I kept my promise, and so did he. I was a midshipman at the Naval Academy when I reached legal maturity, and I bought a package of cigarettes. I took one puff, didn't like it, and never smoked another. Unfortunately, my mother and my three siblings took up Daddy's habit, and all died of cancer.
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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George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
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John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
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