Let me tell you a true story about a boy we’ll call Charlie. He was only 14 and he was burned out on marijuana… One day, when his little sister wouldn’t steal some money for him to go buy some more drugs, he brutally beat her. The real truth is that there’s no such thing as soft drugs or hard drugs. All drugs are dumb… Don’t end up like Charlie.
–Nancy Reagan guest-staring as herself on Diff’rent Strokes
And so it began. Nancy moves from laughable, vapid, and shallow vainglorious airhead to drug crusader and becomes rehabilitated from her ball gown and china dinner service debacles, and the US moves into first place for having a greater percentae of citizens behind bars than any country on earth.