Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
I'd say that we adults own our own body.
And that should mean we should be free -- but whatever we want it our bodies and that includes.
Drugs all drugs aspirin.
Kit Kat bars marijuana cocaine what ever.
That may sound scary -- you wouldn't drug use go -- and abuse go up.
Portugal ten years ago decriminalized all drugs and drug use has not risen there drug abuse actually dropped.
He took the sexiness.
Out of recreational drugs by decriminalizing.
And I say that's far better than our drug war which has police and America's smashing down a hundred doors a day.
For my last special I interviewed a man who says I'm totally wrong.
We should be kick -- now more doors.
Paul should bull was -- White House drug -- advisor under President Bush in Clinton.
They're not kick in the door somebody's smoking a -- on their couch they're kick in the door somebody who's a violent person with a known history to be dangerous.
-- -- voted like what I said in my special so why invited him to join us here tonight so Paul criticize away.
Thanks site so much to criticize so little time -- -- I appreciate the opportunity to be with you here today.
We put together a book just for you in this book is titled.
Everything -- so needs to know about why drug legalization is bad for America.
And it's signed here created by your favorite door kicking cops from across America so -- from -- -- -- a little guide.
Thank you is this supposed to be being here this mustache that -- mustache little smaller than yours but we try to get close to it.
All right so what I get wrong I mean and -- play cops on my side of this argument too well I wouldn't say plenty I would say select -- view who belong to law enforcement.
It's anti want -- organizations that believed in legalizing drugs like law enforcement against prohibition look every organization has its negative 10%.
These folks go to that crowd.
Let me get to Portugal.
The facts that were on the show were absolutely -- correct the fact is between 20042006.
Drug use skyrocketed we look at Spain.
They do not decriminalize drugs they're drug usage has been on the way down -- no example for the United States of America.
-- first what we went there we talked to the cops we talked to the drug enforcement people and they said we were skeptical at first but it's better now.
And drug use may be it went up because now it's not such a big crime people are more likely to admit they use drugs drug abuse went -- On your show what we saw was decriminalization of Portugal.
Which means basically you don't get arrested correct right -- -- -- with your cameras you had a lady smoking a joint openly in the public right I think that flies in the face of common sense and morality.
We have I don't see that outside the studio well hopefully not but.
We're seeing more of it in cities that allow this kind of nonsense like San Francisco on the -- I got three kids what I -- -- raise them in San Francisco.
You know look at the parks today it's people do and don't shoot not needles where I come from in my -- -- exemptions well it's illegal on the books but what what what are the politicians doing about that town they allow -- so what are the parents doing.
There are not taken their kids the parks anymore.
But if -- -- legal wouldn't it be easier to regulate could be -- so that you now -- apple would take this stuff in their homes have absolutely not let me let me give you a few and important -- first off I don't refer to this as a drug war and we shouldn't.
Where people -- war on drugs civil war on poverty we're never gonna eliminate drugs 100% from the streets of United States that's in a possibility.
Let me ask you this is reducing drug use by 50% over the last forty years of failure.
Know if that's the case that that's news to me well quite honestly I think you've been -- I think you've been fooled.
Listen we want people to do what they want to do responsibly -- I want to live in a community where I can live free.
Well I don't have drug usage rampant -- can put my kids safe on a street on a school bus on a plane driving down a road.
We've got a lot of great things with drugs -- two points in the statistics.
I don't think I'm being lied to I went to Holland where marijuana is legal.
And the officials told me this works in the data show that fewer Dutch kids smoke marijuana.
Then American kids do.
Because they took the sexiness out.
And you say drug use is going down so much it's going down so much what we're still arresting.
One person every nineteen seconds okay Bronx okay is that -- two point till -- break those down for your first stop when we look at the hall and Dutch model.
Things have changed the last few years they've looked at the drug problem with marijuana and the prevalence.
And began a crackdown the red light district -- the -- little well now they're not repealing at all they are very concerned about it all of Europe this.
We talk about Al Capone and prohibition.
Yeah when we got to that point.
Al Capone was looking at milk.
Beyond -- beyond the hard liquor to make money.
Because for the organization -- drug cartels and organized crime syndicates its not about the illegal substance it's about making money isn't being illegal sometimes you make money on because it's illegal he couldn't make money selling milk.
What you what up that's where he was going Mexican didn't get locked up in jail there if they wait documentary out there by by by -- on PBS where I want it's time for I think -- you know you want more probation this prohibition worked so well thank you polish a ball.
-- next she.
Filter by section