New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems to be one of the few Republicans that understands the so-called “war on drugs” has been an utter failure. The narrative does slowly seem to be changing. Right on Crime, a new right-leaning initiative, seems to be gaining traction in some states, including my home state of Georgia.
The goal of the push is to save taxpayers millions in that would go towards incarceration or the construction of new jails to house non-violent drug offenders and focus instead on rehabiliation and teaching job skills. Right on Crime has had tremendous success in Texas as recidivism rates have fallen.
But with all of that said, Christie is probably the most high-profile Republican to speak out on criminal justice reform, which includes the misguided war on drugs. Let’s hope more catch on, and quickly: