Gov. Chris Christie revealed a bit of his softer side during a keynote address at the Passaic Vicinage's drug court graduation in Paterson, N.J., on Wednesday.
The Republican governor reminded the crowd that everyone was only one unfortunate step away from disaster, which should encourage them to treat people with addictions with compassion.
"We're all one of God's creations. We're all one of God's children. And I don't believe that God places creations on this Earth who are not redeemable," he said. "I don't believe that God places creations on this Earth who have no value. I don't believe that God puts creations on this Earth who we can throw away like the evening trash."