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In tonight's Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly said that the "permissive atmosphere" surrounding the use of hard drugs is taking a "very serious toll" on the country.

"We are reaping what our cowardly leaders have sown," O'Reilly said.

Afterwards, he clashed with Kirsten Powers on whether dealing drugs should be considered a "non-violent" crime, as President Obama and other Democrats are advocating.

Powers said that the person who sells drugs shouldn't be held responsible for what happens to the person that uses them and that just because the practice is harmful and wrong doesn't make it "violent."

O'Reilly asked Powers what was worse: punching someone in the mouth or selling them heroin.

When Powers couldn't give a definite answer, O'Reilly said selling heroin was "a hundred times worse."

He said that selling heroin should be considered a "violent action, because you're giving somebody poison."

Watch the back-and-forth above, and watch O'Reilly's full Talking Points Memo below.

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