Fentanyl Deaths Are on the Rise, Democrats Go Silent

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Fentanyl is a deadly substance. It’s an opioid that can get mixed into all sorts of street drugs. And it’s so powerful that even one use can send somebody into an overdosed state. It’s killing over 100,000 people a year.

This is something that can be stopped. The Drug Enforcement Agency already knows where it’s coming from – China and Mexico. Yet, our southern border remains wide open thanks to the liberal likes of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

And as millions of Americans overdose and over 100,000 die from the overdoses every year, Democrats go silent on the issue. Why? It would require them to do something about the southern border – and that’s where they’re getting future voters.

They’d rather focus on “bigger” issues like voter fraud and abortion – issues that don’t impact the average American.

What does affect almost everyone is the possibility of overdosing on fentanyl or knowing someone who will.

We saw record highs of overdose-induced deaths in 2021 – and it’s shaping up to be another record-breaking year. The data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the numbers – with provisional data to show that 108,000 Americans died in 2021. It’s up 15% from 2020 – and there was a 30% from 2019 to 2020.

Basically, fentanyl is one of the leading causes of death, right in line with deaths associated with diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

The DEA has even gone as far as saying that it is the “single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered.”

The Democrats should be outraged. They should be looking to shut our borders down immediately so that more of the deadly substance can’t be brought into the U.S. They should be setting up testing units in every major city so that people can avoid overdoses. Instead, the Democrats are trying to make it easier for illegals to enter – and if they’re bringing fentanyl, whatever.

Biden claims that he wants to address the crisis, but he’s only making drug use safer. He’s even gone as far as setting up clubs where people can use drugs safely and with clean needles. And yes, even clean crack pipes.

He’s only helping to get people addicted – and not offering any help for the mental health side of addiction.

The only way that the fentanyl overdose crisis can come to an end is by dealing with the problem head-on – enforcing abstinence.

As Daily Caller reports, “The low-cost drug is frequently produced in China and shuttled across America’s southern border into American communities afflicted by the opioid crisis or recreational drug use.”

There’s another issue that the Democrats want to ignore, too. Many substances that are being marketed as drugs on the street such as Adderall or Oxycontin have fentanyl inside of them. Yet, the Democrats can’t even bother to lock up the drug dealers, all because it’s considered “racist.”

Chip Roy (R-TX) and other critics have said that the Biden administration is not doing enough. It’s as if they’ve stuck their fingers in their ears so that they can’t hear just how bad things are getting on the streets of America.

And if you look at what’s going on at the southern border, there have been record amounts of fentanyl seized at the border. Yet, the administration still isn’t locking the border down to prevent it all. Harris is still sitting on her backside to determine the root cause of the border’s immigration issues.

The only way that the Democrats will ever fight for this issue is if the fentanyl overdose comes for one of their loved ones. Then, the outrage will be palpable.