“The only way I would run for office is if you give me absolute power. Give it to me for a week. I would put pedophiles to death, no waiting. What would you do if someone touched your kid? You’d fucking kill them, right?”
“Drug dealers? If you’re a heroin addict, you get a certificate, you report for duty and if you’re not clean in X amount of time you’re going to a work camp some place away from the civilization, chopping wood. Because you’re a vampire, sucking life out of society.”
“Do I believe in the death penalty? You bet your fucking ass I do! But it’s inhumane how we do it. Do it the way the Chinese do it. You’re asleep in a bunk and [mimes shooting a gun]. It’s more humane.”
Simmons also expressed optimism about the current state of terrorism, saying:
“These people are young men and women who are convinced in their religious points of view.
“During World War II there were entire countries, tens of millions of people who believed in extreme philosophies. The Japanese were suicidal. And then Japan woke up and now Japan’s our closest friend. So is Germany. This, too, shall pass.“