Needle “Exchange” is not what the name implies! Campbell County does not need to enable drug users and potential users by giving away a “Drug Users Starter Pack” disguised as an exchange program.
At a recent Campbell County Tea Party meeting the contents of the package were shown to those in attendance.
The kit contains: Three new needles, rubber strap, cotton balls, cup and all the other necessary items a user needs to shoot up, see picture above.
Does the taxpayer really need to give supplies to the users, thus enabling their addiction? Is it morally responsible for the taxpayer to help users inject drugs?
Nothing in this program attacks the real problem, DRUG ADDICTION.
Why do we not stay on target and spend this money, time, effort on work with our youth and teach them the dangers of using drugs, the danger of purchasing something from an unknown individual and injecting these items into their bodies.
I support Commissioner Coleman in voting against this program. I encourage Commissioner Painter to stand with the taxpayer and vote “NO.” I also call on Commissioner Lampe to recuse himself from this vote due to his conflict of serving on the board of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation on the Business Support Committee.
St. Elizabeth Hospital is a main backer of this program.
Larry Robinson is a Campbell County Resident and member of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party.