Persuasive Essay On The War On Drugs

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It has been questioned as to why would the government put restrictions on something that has been part of the history and culture of the world since that beginning of time. Drugs were used back in earlier times for reason that include rituals, religion, recreational, and medical. The war on drugs have been a critical issue that has repeatedly held a great debate topic. It was in the 1906 when the first act against drug was put into effect with the Pure Food and Drug Act which required all over-the-counter medication to have label of its ingredients. Under President Nixon the first executive branch office to coordinate drug policy was formed and the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act was put into place. Two years following that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was formed. It was in 1971 when President Nixon first declared a…show more content…
Much of the budget is used to intervene drug flow on the U.S. border and for interdiction according to Cooper’s 1993 War on Drugs article. Some people agree that having more man power at the U.S. border will help eliminate the U.S. drug problem while others argue that even though having more people working the border increases drug seizures there are still drugs continuing to enter the United States. These may be the very people that believe in using the budget to provide more educational programs to the younger generation and having prevention programs will help those that may have become a drug user if not a addict. The last group of American do not believe either of those programs have worked in the past and will not work in the future. With those options gone the only thing left to do it to legalize illegal drugs. The purpose of this paper is to examine which approach to the war on drugs is believed to be and has shown to be most effective in abolishing illegal

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