A Senator Speaks Out, by Rick Santorum: on Drugs

Bigger drug problem since welfare state started

How many people believe that, in the last 30 years, as a result of the welfare state, the neighborhoods in which people on welfare reside are safer, that crime is less, that the values of the people who are on welfare in second and third generations are better than they were before? Drugs. Are there less drugs? Are drugs less of a problem in these communities than they were 30 years ago? Is education better in these communities than it was 30 years ago? Is the family structure better than it was 30 years ago? Oh, what progress we have made, what a system we should defend. And oh, we dare not try anything that is untested. The problem is, we are stuck with that system right now. We must--we must--face that and change that.
Source: Santorum speech in "A Senator Speaks Out", p. 42 Jul 18, 1996

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