Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Campbell County approves syringe exchange

Ladies and gentlemen, something has just happened that has never happened before. For the first time in the history of ever, Campbell County Fiscal Court has told the Tea Party to pound sand.

Tonight, the fiscal court voted 3 to 1 to approve a syringe access exchange program to give heroin users access to clean needles. This program has been successful in other communities at preventing the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C, and it also offers counseling. The lone vote to obstruct the program was from embattled Commissioner Charlie Coleman, a Tea Party favorite.

The Tea Party is about the only remaining constituency that opposes it. Campbell County's vote makes Boone County the only county in the area to reject this program.

When the Tea Party has lost Campbell County Fiscal Court, they've lost, period. When the Tea Party loses, the people win.