Dealer jail promise doesn’t go far enough
Both Labor and the Liberals are to be congratulated for their proposed harsher penalties for drug dealers.
The problem I have is that they have not gone far enough.
Dealers, say with more than 500g, should be done away with.
I know, and can hear the do-gooders and lawyers who can’t make a bag of money legally arguing for these low lifes, crying out how wrong this would be.
They don’t seem to realise the people they terribly hurt, and in particular how they completely ruin the lives of, or kill, many of our young people in the prime of their lives. We have to look at the people they kill, at the families they ruin, at retired parents spending all their life savings, trying to protect their kids from long jail terms, the old people bashed in their own homes for money and car keys, the fear of walking down the street lest you are mugged, and the lowering of society’s wellbeing in general.
I wonder who would be against such laws if they considered all the above.
Give them ample notice that this is what they will face if they continue their evil trade, and then hit them without mercy.
It is bad enough that we have people involved in consuming the drugs with all the consequences, and I agree with the proposed sentences.
Let’s hope they are not just election promises to be broken once the elections are over.
If you are apprehended with large quantities, then you don’t deserve to stuff up our society any longer.
I don’t see why hard-working people should pay taxes to keep you animals in jail at some $100,000 a year when we could use this money for the benefit of our society.