Many advocates thus simply fail to understand that America will still not be rid of a substantial amount of marijuana-related crimes. Painter James Moore nevertheless attempts to establish that the crime rate will lower through the visual “U.S. Drug War Prisoner.” In the painting, ... ... middle of paper ... ... is labeled a drug for a reason and Pollan’s commentary shows it; its impact on the body is brief. Given this reality and the countless social and health implications, marijuana should not be legalized for medical and recreational use in the United States. In conclusion, marijuana, if legalized, will not offer any substantial contributions to society.
The Debate Over Roe v. Wade Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Court's decision was mistaken because, as said by Robert Bork, "the right to abort, whatever one thinks of it, is not to be found in the Constitution". Consequently, they say the court did not translate the Constitution at all in making their influential mark on the citizens of the United States. Ronald Dworkin, on the other hand holds a different perspective of this situation. He tends to believe that although the technical terminology of abortion was not stated in the Constitution, the simple right of privacy, which in his mentality, deals with termination of a pregnancy. Some critics of the decision regarding Roe v Wade feel that the court is, in a sense, legalizing murder.
This deduction is as absurd as banning all sales of chocolate in order to prevent obesity. Robert Bork admitted that this law did not make sense, especially in the ability of government officials to enforce the law. Yet, Bork disagreed with the method used by Justice Douglas to overturn the conviction of two doctors distributing information on condoms. Bork felt that Douglas's liberal use of penumbras to create a zone of privacy was an excessive use of judicial power. Bork feels a judge must follow the Constitution and should not imply anything from the various ideas in the Constitution.
Second, he commits the bandwagon fallacy. The fact that other states have the open carry law in effect does not make his argument true nor does it make it a valid reason. Last, he neglects how there will always be people who do not follow laws. Gun control in the United States has been a difficult topic for many people to discuss, but Winkler’s point of view of the topic does not give a complete thought about why people should agree with him. Winkler argues that open carry is the solution to fewer guns on the streets in the following way: An increase in concealed weapons will make people reconsider going to public places.
Marijuana as a medicine, however, cannot be established with the Government’s permission to test the drug and legalize it. Marijuana has undergone analysis for its use as a medicine and the results have shown improvements in the patients who were treated with this drug.. The Government proclaims there is no therapeutic value in the medicinal use of marijuana, but they do not have hard evidence to prove it. Ira Glasser, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, expressed: “the government has demonized all drug use without differentiation and has systematically and hysterically resisted science.” Doctors have expressed opposite opinions as well, making this issue very controversial. The controversy falls in the hands of the government, that marijuana is not a safe medicine, versus the doctors who research the topic for medicinal purposes.
He suggests flogging, but he gives no evidence as to why flogging would be more effective. Since Jacoby does not consider any other alternatives to prison such as community service, loss of privileges, or in extreme cases, exile, his argument that flogging is the best alternative is unconvincing to the reader. Also, he fails to define flogging or give proof that physical punishment would lower the high crime rate in the United States. Thus, while his article raises compelling concerns about the American prison system, Jeff Jacoby fails to persuade his audience that flogging is the best alternative to
Despite the successes of single-payer systems in other parts of the world, it is clear that implementing such a system would not be possible in the U.S. due to the staunch refusal to consider such a switch by the conservative party. Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina, explains that a single-payer system is “an aspiration more than a viable reform program” because there is no viable plan for overcoming the public stigma against tax increases in addition to the obstacles such a reform would have in getting passed (“The Virtues and Vices…”). To expand the view on the range of government involvement on health, let’s look at Singapore, which has a unique system that combines government funding
The intent of this paper is to provide an overview of the b... ... middle of paper ... ...lifornia Proposition 19 clearly has failed to be blessed by any government officials nor any government or quasi-governmental agencies. The Administration. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (2010), head of the state’s executive branch, openly opposed the proposition and stated “Proposition 19 is a flawed initiative that would bring about a host of legal nightmares and risks to public safety.” California’s Democratic attorney general, Jerry Brown, opposed Prop 19, as did the state’s two U.S. senators, both Democrats. The Republican nominees for governor and U.S. senator also opposed it. As Kingdon (2011) mentioned, “No other single actor in the political system has quite the capability to set agendas in given policy areas for all who deal with those policies” (p. 23).
However, they truly did not give the people much “political credit” (Longley). In fact, the “framers expressly ejected” the idea of popular vote, and felt using state electors was the only fair method of electing the president (Gringer 2008). They also understood “it would be unlikely for a candidate to have a nationwide presence among the people” (Patel, 2012) Delegate Elbridge Gerry believed a plan using popular vote was “radically vicious” and feared that the “people are uninformed, and would be misled by a few designing men” (Gerry 1787). They framers understood many people do not have a lot of information on, or background in politi... ... middle of paper ... ...WHY THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE PLAN IS THE WRONG WAY TO ABOLISH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. Columbia Law Review, 108, 182-230.
This recently instated law, I feel should be Federal law as opposed to state law. The youth these days have no direction, no ambition, and no feelings. As John Fi... ... middle of paper ... ...ng to have ignore the media and the general publics whining and start making decisions based on fact and merit; not on others opinion. Capitol Punishment, like abortion or gun control, is an emotional issue that often crowds out rational debate. Truckloads of evidence purporting to “prove” the death penalty either works or doesn’t work have been dumped into the public debate, which is not where it belongs.