|Former Campbell County Judge Executive, Lloyd Rogers.|
The needle exchange program being debated by the Campbell County Fiscal Court, will pose this question…Is it morally right to facilitate drug use and what do we tell our children when they hear this nonsense?
Let me relate why this is personal with me. I lost my oldest son to drugs. When he was 29, he lapsed in a coma for five months at Drake Hospital. When he came out of the coma he was blind and paralyzed. My wife has taken care of our son for these many years. He is 61 and I lost a wife because it takes all her time caring for him.
A clean needle would not have saved my son.
This needle exchange is personal with my family and I will not forget who votes for this idiotic program.
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Using the excuse that it will save the addicts from HIV and Hepatitis C is an excuse an expositor would use citing challenged so called facts. Most blood diseases are transferred through sexual contact.
As the politicians claim if we can get these users to come in for new needles we can check their medical status and see if they have a blood disease. Also they claim they can get them into an invention program. They claim the cost of curing these diseases could cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. Since when is it the responsibility of the county government to cure people who enter their jails with an already contacted disease.
I am always suspicious when I follow the money. Who stands to make billions on the drugs to cure these blood diseases. You got it…… the Big Pharmaceutical Companies. These guys started this needle exchange stuff at the federal level getting legislation passed allowing this stupid program.
Lloyd Rogers, Alexandria
Former Judge/Executive of Campbell County
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