It was nice that Mayor Lenny Curry took recognition of Overdose Awareness Day, which is Aug. 31. But he skipped over an important point.
The main reason for 480 opioid-related deaths in Jacksonville during the first half of 2021 was: the Democrat Party policy of opening our borders to the world.
As Curry said, 91 percent of those deaths were from Fentanyl, which is being made in Red China and delivered in the United States by drug cartels in Mexico that act with impunity because of Mexican corruption and indifference on the part of Democrat politicians.
Jacksonville has responded by beefing up the fire department’s ability to respond to overdoses with Narcan and with treatment programs. But it comes at a cost to local taxpayers.
Curry, ostensibly a Republican, should have highlighted the irresponsible, dangerous policies of the Biden administration and its lackeys in Congress.
It has nothing to do with “the American dream” or sanctuary and everything to do with politics.
America is the most tolerant and accepting nation in the world, welcoming a million legal immigrants every year.
But since Joe Biden took office, 5 million illegal immigrants have streamed over our borders. They include terrorists, dangerous criminals, drug dealers, people with serious and contagious diseases and those who simply want to be supported by American taxpayers for the rest of their lives.
It is allowed and encouraged because a political party seeks supremacy and one-party rule, which it hopes to achieve by radically changing the demographics of America, and by making elections less secure and fair.
Curry missed an opportunity to remind the people of Jacksonville why the city is having deaths from dangerous drugs.