Pete Buttigieg on Drug Possession: Jail "Shouldn't Be a Response"

As the 2020 presidential election plays out, Pete Buttigieg has managed to somewhat rise in the polls and pose as a threat to other candidates.

The South Bend mayor infamously sparred with Warren on Medicare-for-All, her lack of honesty regarding socialized healthcare, and campaign fundraising practices. During the sixth Democrat debate, Buttigieg censured Warren for failing to meet the standards of her “purity tests” that she imposes upon others.

Pete Buttigieg by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Pete Buttigieg” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Earlier this week, the 2020 Democrat sat down for an interview with the Des Moines Register. During this interview, Buttigieg expressed his belief that drug possession of any nature should not ever warrant time spent in prison, per reports from Breitbart News.

Why Buttigieg Doesn’t Believe Drug Possession Warrants Prison

The South Bend mayor attempted to defend his stance on drug possession and no prison time by citing the existence of a “public health crisis.”

Buttigieg moreover claimed that incarcerating people over drug offenses merely generates “an even bigger problem” associated with justice, or rather the lack thereof. His remarks on drug possession pertain to not only marijuana, but also hardcore, serious drugs, such as coke, ecstasy, meth, etc.

The lax attitude which the South Bend mayor takes towards drug possession is precisely what fuels drug possession. No matter how much Democrats believe being “tough on crime” is evil, it’s not.

The possession and distribution of drugs hurts many people and places livelihoods in grave peril. Openly stating that no jail time should follow the possession of any drug whatsoever is not an act of compassion or kindness.

Ending Drug Possession

As long as leftists continue to coddle individuals who possess drugs, the issue will continue to exacerbate. Democrats are known for taking deeply lax positions on crime which actually backfire and enable poor conduct in society.

Pete Buttigieg by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Pete Buttigieg” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Holding people accountable for the possession of drugs is not an act of injustice, contrary to what Mayor Pete might believe. There are rules and laws of the land, rules and laws which ought to be upheld. There are far too many ways that ending jail time for any possession of drugs could (and would) go wrong.

What do you think of Pete Buttigieg’s stance on not having prison time for those who possess drugs? Let us know in the comments section below!