“What right could be more basic, more inherent in human nature, than the right to choose what substances to put in one’s own body? Whether we’re talking about alcohol, tobacco, herbal cures, saturated fat, or marijuana, this is a decision that should be made by the individual, not the government.”
This event is for the Saint Cloud community and its residents so that they may ask questions and to get to know Steven Zilberg and become familiar with his policies and/or platforms.
First time in the political arena…
Three issues that I will fight for in the Minnesota Senate are:
1. to end police brutality;
2. to improve education;
3. to end the over-incarceration rate of minorities.
Police brutality is a symptom of a larger disease. Diversity workshop attendance, better psychological testing, and individual liability insurance of all officers is needed. This will make families feel safer knowing that the officers protecting and serving them are brothers and sisters of the same humanity.
Our public school system has moved from a system of knowledge and education into another state run behavioral enforcement program. Parents should have the right to choose between sending children to either public schools or private institutions such as charter schools, which I why I support vouchers. By giving parents a choice, it offers the best possible opportunity for education and brings forth benefits stemming from competition.
African Americans and other minorities are incarcerated at an alarming rate unjustly higher than those of whites. One method of reducing that incarceration rate is by ending the war on drugs. Drug prohibition causes the cost of drugs to increase (without quality control) and makes the free will use of them an underground crime, strengthening gangs.
By repealing drug prohibition, it would end the costly and deadly enforcement and incarceration that you pay for against non-violent offenders. It would create safer products, safer streets, and be a step towards ending racial profiling.
I promise to be a symbol of hope and prosperity for all and to lift the silenced voice of minorities. We will achieve social justice by the use of education and transparency. Map Kong, Marcus Golden, Phil Quinn, and Jamar Clark are among 145 Minnesotans in the last 15 years whose lives were ended abruptly by state government. Not one officer has been charged. I promise to hold law enforcement officers accountable for the wrongful taking of life.