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Excerpts From the Reagans' Address : President Reagan:

September 15, 1986

"As much financing as we commit, however, we would be fooling ourselves if we thought that massive new amounts of money alone will provide the solution. Let us not forget that in America, people solve problems and no national crusade has ever succeeded without human investment. Winning the crusade against drugs will not be achieved by just throwing money at the problem.

"Your government will continue to act aggressively, but nothing would be more effective than for Americans simply to quit using illegal drugs.

"We seek to create a massive change in national attitudes which ultimately will separate the drugs from the customer--to take the user away from the supply. I believe, quite simply, that we can help them quit.

"That's where you come in."

"When we all come together, united--striving for this cause--then those who are killing America and terrorizing it with slow but sure chemical destruction will see that they are up against the mightiest force for good that we know. Then, they will have no dark alleyways to hide in.

"In this crusade, let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is. The destructiveness and human wreckage mock our heritage."

Nancy Reagan:

"Our job is never easy because drug criminals are ingenious. They work every day to plot a new and better way to steal our children's lives--just as they have done by developing this new drug, "crack." For every door we close, they open a new door to death. They prosper on our unwillingness to act. So, we must be smarter and stronger and tougher than they are. It's up to us to change attitudes and just simply dry up their markets.

"Finally, to you young people watching or listening--I have a very personal message for you:

"There's a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It's exciting, stimulating, rewarding. Don't cheat yourselves out of this promise. Our country needs you. But it needs you to be clear-eyed and clear-minded."

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