Crime is one of the major factors causing the breakdown of our traditional family. The manufacture and distribution of crystal methamphetamine is the primary culprit. When people become addicted to meth, they lose interest in their families, children, job, the law, and everything else that holds our society intact. We must create new ways to fight this problem.
Offenders of drug laws should be punished appropriately while receiving the help they need to re enter society as contributing citizens. We must invest our money in drug courts, and similar type programs, which are much less costly and render better results than our penal system. This would leave more room in our penal system for violent offenders who should be required to serve out their punishment.