Opponents of the legalization of marijuana and other illicit drugs validate their stand with information about the cost of illness from these drugs. The standard theory affirms their case by mandating government intervention in the drugs ... ... middle of paper ... ...c expenditure related to enforcement, rehabilitation of victims of negative externalities of drug use, and efforts at controlling and prosecuting drugs related crimes. Moreover, legalization facilitates the regulated supervision of the drug trade that is subject to tax and fines. This is a potential source of income for the state and federal authorities. References Donohue, J. J.
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.
Introduction Drug in the American Society is a book written by Eric Goode. This book, as the title indicates, is about drugs in the American Society. It is especially about the misuse of most drugs, licit or illicit, such us alcohol, marijuana and more. The author wrote this book to give an explanation of the use of different drugs. He wrote a first edition and decided to write this second edition due to critic and also as he mentioned in the preface “there are several reason for these changes.
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.
We, as a society, are so concerned about avoiding confrontations that we are going overboard changing non-offensive names. The attempt to avoid possible protests of sensitive pressure groups by sanitizing our language is, in my opinion, censorship. Changing a man’s career name from trashman to custodial engineer is an example that is justifiable and is why political correctness was brought about. It is the oversensitive effort to numb out historical content, which is neither offensive nor demeaning, which leads me to believe that political correctness has gone too far and needs to be stopped. Bibliography Fialkoff, Francine.
Today's Drug Laws Today?s drug laws seem to do more harm than good. The so-called drug war hasn?t seemed to be as effective as it was intended to be. Its original intent lies in its name, to attack the drug problem in America. Nixon started the war on drugs in the late sixties to stop drug abuse at the source, the distributors. 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 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.
Our Right to Drugs You might be tempted to label Thomas Szasz, author of Our Right to Drugs, The Case for a Free Market, a counter-culture hippie. However, this analysis couldn’t be further from the truth. Szasz, a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, is a major supporter of civil liberties. He sees the so-called "War on Drugs" as one of the worst atrocities that the American Government has perpetrated on its people. Szasz contends that the prohibition of certain drugs, including common prescription drugs, is nothing more than the government telling the people that "father knows best".
Today, given many materially similar facts surrounding the history of criminal prohibition of alcohol, public opinion ought to respond reasonably once more. In order to solve this vast and complex problem of drugs in America, we must first acknowledge that the "War on Drugs" is not actually a war at all, but is instead an attempt to avoid the real challenges involved with addressing our shortcomings as a society, as individuals, and as a nation, by imagining that drugs themselves are to blame. Perhaps today, as we see our armed forces engaged in warfare abroad, our economy in flux, and our nation heavily involved in a global "War on Terror," the illumination of the facts will yield the collective will necessary to disengage from this domestic battle of our own creation, and finally declare an end to the “War on Drugs.”
In Arrest Development, James B. Forman Argues that, “Blacks are usually the victims of racial profiling; he also argues that unlike the Republican leaders, the Democratic leaders have publicly denouncing racial profiling. Forman believes that racial profiling, turn the police against minorities instead of for them; moreover racial profiling corrupts the effect of equal treatment under the law.” (qtd in Crime and Criminals, 2004). “Racial profiling is not a crime”, stated John Derbyshire who is a novelist, and contributing editor. According to him, it has been statically proven that black men are criminals and they are not always the victims; therefore, racial profiling is a tool used by police to convict