- Rand Paul: This isn't about legalizing drugs -- it is about making the punishment more fitting and not ruining lives
- Paul urges the attorney general to reconsider his recent action
Rand Paul is a US senator from Kentucky. He serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)The attorney general on Friday made an unfortunate announcement that will impact the lives of millions of Americans: he issued new instructions for prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious provable offenses, "those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences."