It is the same principle that makes any illegal substance so expensive and smugglers so rich. Driven by the high cost of procuring drugs... ... middle of paper ... ...e corruption of government officials throughout the world.” The reasons are clear: profit and power. Powerful drug cartels often join forces with law enforcement officials for a cut of the profit, and in turn, they aid and support the cartels’ illicit activities, including drug trafficking, money laundering, gang violence, extortion and blackmail. In conclusion, criminalization of certain drugs perpetuates crime instead of deterring it. Addicts end up committing crimes to pay for drugs because of their high cost, small time users and dealers have no choice but to turn to a life of crime if they are incarcerated, drug cartels break laws to retain power, and more often than not, police officials are also lured by the high markups in the drug trade.
We cannot afford to do this with the drug problem. There are the lives of innocent people at stake in our generation and the next generation . Let's be realistic, legalizing marijuana is a terrible idea which would have seri... ... middle of paper ... ...blished , legalization will not stop this no matter what anybody argues drugs are dangerous, to those who use them as well as those who do not but are around users. Legalization will not prevent the chemicals and physiological responses of the body some of which take people totally out of reality and also sometimes kill. The issue on crime is split people say the crime would go down because the price of drugs would go down , maybe this is true but it is very unlikely.
Even today it is thought of as one of the most patriotic acts one can undertake. The thought of a nation run by popular vote is a comfortable enough idea, but in the case of the United States, a self-governed population threatens to destroy itself and possibly the world through wasteful spending, unregulated pursuit of profits, and a blotted military budget. The United States of America, more than any other nation on earth, squanders its wealth on extremely impracticable endeavors. One example is drug regulation. State and federal institutions spend billions of dollars annually to keep recreational drugs illegal.
Dealers may claim their supply has almost dried up merely to inflate the price. Selling fake drugs is common. As the saying goes, “There is no honor among thieves.” When a large-scale dealer is arrested (‘busted’), the economics of supply and demand are upset, and all hell breaks loose. Addicts desperately need the drug, but because the supply is low, the cost dramatically increases until new dealers renew the supply. When I receive a flurry of phone calls from the same geographic region from addicts seeking treatment, I know there was a major drug bust in that area (http://bit.ly/1dZAjKT).
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. There is one fact society agrees on: drugs are everywhere in America. The so-called “War on drugs” has taken over the streets, back alleys, and the suburbs of America. It has caused a problem that mirrors the prohibition days of the 1920’s and early 1930’s. A Fact that alcohol prohibition did fail and the prohibition on drugs is not only doomed to fail but it has already failed miserably.
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.
When the right has control of it, government IS the problem, as in starting illegal wars, illegal wiretapping (Judge just ruled on that one yesterday), massive theft from the middle and lower classes in favor of the super-rich, Guys who tout Family Values having gay sex in airports, ... ... middle of paper ... ...machine disguised as a news station. That makes you a Republican. Hell, if I were a conservative, I would be mad as hell! Not at the liberals and moderates, who after all have only been pushing for the things that liberals and moderates always push for, but at the conservative "leaders" who have betrayed the very essence of conservatism. I would be angry as hell at the Glenn Becks and Rush Limbaughs of the world who cynically manipulate both their listeners and their party for monetary gain, and for fame.
President Bush claims, "It's so important for Americans to know that the traffic in drugs finances the work of terror, sustaining terrorists, that terrorists use drug profits to fund their cells to commit acts of murder. If you quit drugs, you join the fight against terror in America.” (peacecouncil.net) This is false because many of the illicit drugs being bought and consumed by the citizens of this country are being produced here in the U.S., so the purchase of these drugs cannot possibly be contributing to terrorism. Another reason why this claim is false is that many of the drugs being consumed in the U.S. are imported from count... ... middle of paper ... .... advertisement and other propaganda to try and cover up their failures, and this should not be tolerated by the people of this country. Something needs to change and responsibility needs to be taken up. Bibliography Truth.
Marijuana is one of the prime adversaries on the outlook of America’s war on drugs. Numerous people crave this drug to be permissible and readily available similar to tobacco and alcohol. While it is mind-boggling that two life-threatening substances such as tobacco and alcohol are legal, it is only fair to inquire why marijuana is illegal. While some argue that legalizing marijuana would significantly decrease the America’s prison system and save the states billions of dollars, others believe that the usage of marijuana may increase and deliberately get in to the hands of minors. Those who are in favor for marijuana legalization consider the ‘War on Drugs’ as an expensive disappointment.
Price discrimination works in the drug industry because drugs are very expensive to develop, but inexpensive to manufacture. American consumers are exhauste... ... middle of paper ... ...rm debate. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America have lobbied against legislation to allow drugs from other nations into the United States. Prescription prices in America have increased beyond affordability and are hindering the health of the nation. Americans are forced to bear the burden of research costs and are being turned into deviants and white-collar criminals.