In America, we often portray ourselves as the victim when we think something negative happens. People in this country use drugs for everything from not having a job, homelessness, racism, family issues, recreation and to be bluntly honest, for anything. This supply a demand picture is a reasonable argument to why America has a drug problem, but I think that it is not the complete reason why. First off, I generally agree with the supply theorists that there are numerous countries that benefit from filling the streets of America with drugs. The aspect that I do not agree with is that if you take these countries and cease their operations of cultivation,... ... middle of paper ... ... just a horrible excuse.
Pro-legalization of Drugs Most Americans regard illegal drugs as one of the nations’ most serious problems, but two generations after the “war on drugs” began, disagreement remains on what should be done. Today’s society is suffering rapid decay due to the never ending war against drugs. Effects of this war like murder, corruption and many other undesirable things are developing and burning through this country’s core while the powers that be debate whether or not drugs should be legalized. Legalization is an option that should be heavily considered. It would be a way to control the import an export of drugs.
As a consequence of this renewed fervor against drug use lower class citizens have faced the grunt of Reagan’s war. When the war on drugs started drug use was down and most communities didn’t really care about it, even police departments were against it. Parenti states that police argued that the war on drugs (WOD) would drain resources from serious crimes. So the Reagan Administration helped pass the Byrne program, which gave police departments, millions of dollars, military equipment, and training if they made the WOD their priority. Departments soon began to compete for the money, which resulted in the quick militarization of police.
Another intention for the war on drugs was to show individuals taking part in this illegal activity that their participation would cause serious consequences. The government has taken drastic measures to keep drugs out of our nations streets, from attacking the frontline in The Columbian drug fields, to making numerous drug busts in urban cities across the United States. However, these harsh but well- intentioned laws have been accused of infringing on America?s freedom. Some believe the people have a natural right to use drugs if they perfectly well chose to do so. Although the war on drugs has been going on for many years, drugs still remain a big problem in the lives of many Americans.
Drug use has been a bigger problem than alcohol use, mainly because it is harming the human bodies of all races with dangerous diseases. Alcohol, on the other hand, may cause a bit of damage to the body (in severe cases, alcohol poisoning), but not merely as the damage brought upon by the drug usage. Therefore, a Drug-Free World may be a harder goal to achieve than an Alcohol-Free World. Also, politician are on the verge of eliminating drugs from the Earth, despite the fact that majority of the people are spending their money on drugs rather than quitting. When the manufacturing of illegal drugs terminate, the percentage of people sent to jail may decrease substantially.
The resources and time spent on this issue to combat drugs in a society that drugs have become a part of needs to come to a means of an end. Drugs have the potential to harmful to individuals and society however, so do laws and I it is crucial in ... ... middle of paper ... ... as potential threats, when in reality no one knows the repercussions. Congress passed the war on drugs because he saw drugs as a threat to everyone that used them as becoming an addict. While drugs can be addictive the reality of this happening does not hold true. I will use alcohol as an example again.
In the past fifty years, the War on Drugs has shifted its focus of ensuring well-being of our nation towards the mass imprisonment of drug users. Along the way, there has been an abundance of issues and criticisms that comes with the War on Drugs. The American Governments’ War on Drugs is a preposterously ineffective method in preventing drug use, and should be replaced based on its deep impact on our society, our economy, and the hypocrisy behind the war itself. An inconsistency with evaluating the War on Drugs is that its success is largely measured by the number of arrests made, though it’s had a much more detrimental effect on our society. Consider this, the main purpose in in having an anti-drug campaign is to keep our citizens safe,
I ask all of you to please keep an open mind and hear me out on this very controversial subject. All of us have in some way or another been affected by drug, whether it is a family member or the economic burden on society. Americans often take at face value the assumptions that drugs cause addiction, which leads to crime. This is true but abundant evidence exists to support the view that legalizing illicit drugs can help solve the drug problem in America. There is not a way to stop drug use, however there are two ways to combat the problem, like we have been or to legalize them, the legalization of drugs would help the United States in the areas of crime, increase revenue, elevate over-crowed prisons and decelerate the use of drugs in American society.
Money is the reason why we are at war. Many different branches of problems come off the subject of money and the war but the main cause of the war is money. Through the tuff economical times we are facing now, many people blame the war. It’s true; the war is the main cause of our poor economy. At the beginning of the war in 2001, most Americans did not believe the war would go on this long, and affect our lives to this proportion.
Our current society and past have associated drugs with violence to an extent that is not even true. Politicians and the media have the power to create moral panic based off of narrative and stories that are not even statistically backed. By creating these sensational narratives politicians are able to advance their political agendas by scapegoating a group such as addicts and the media is able to create these great stories everyone wants to hear. The media’s stories further pushes politicians to make policies that hurt certain groups because of the moral panic they create. At the end we must understand that there is a problem with our system and that by blaming the addict we are not really helping.