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.
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.
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.
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.
Drugs, Crime and Prohibition Do drugs really cause crime, or is it our governments way of controlling the communities? Many people blame drugs for every problem in our society, but is it the true evil in our society? No one person can answer that question. There are only opinions and supposed theories on this issue. We have been taught over the years that drugs were bad and that they only affected the poor and less fortunate, and turned them into crazy criminals, but this isn’t true to any extent.
What’s sad is that, all the blames went to the guns, not the shooters, but the guns! The government and the media kept giving out the wrong information to our society. They made guns the enemy in the public’s eyes, but in reality it’s the shooters state of mind. Recently, the Obama administration and the government leaders are trying to pass laws pertaining to gun control. They believe that by doing this, crimes would perish, and the wounds of the victims would mend; but they’re wrong.
Why are these huge corporations donating such large sums of money to the PDFA? Because they know that the PDFA strongly influences our conception of acceptability: Whatever drug the PDFA chooses to attack becomes a taboo, while drugs the PDFA chooses to ignore become a spotless joy. Because of this funding structure, even if the PDFA wanted to criticize the profitable drugs, it couldn't. Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters Mathea Falco explains, It would be suicidal if the Pa... ... middle of paper ... ...s, One of the reasons young people have no faith in what we say about drugs is because of the lies by people like the Partnership. (St. Petersburg Times, 1990) Corporations are making big bucks and children are dying.
If paying for a war in another country is the only way to get the point across then it has to be done. People do not realize how society is greatly impacted by drugs because most of society is involved with them or help make them or even sell them. Sure war is costly and there are positives and negatives, but America has come to a point where everything that involves evil or the hurting of others is based on question and most likely gotten rid of, all America needs is to set an example not only as a powerful country, but a leader for all their countries to follow.
History of Drug Testing The effects of illicit drug abuse within a society are unmentionable considering the degree of detriment caused to both social and economic status of people in a society. As a result, society members have waged war against drug abuse in the population. Similarly, the American government has also waged war against drug abuse at national level by enacting various legislations that restrict the use of psychoactive drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. On this basis, this paper will highlight the history of Marquis Test and Marcy test centers as measures used to fight against drug abuse in United States. To start with, the war against use of illicit drugs began in the ancient times of civilization and passed on from one generation to another.
The fact that marijuana is illegal is sufficiently caused by the amount of money, jobs, and pride invested in the drug war. In other words, the government cannot turn back now. In order to demonstrate this cause, the difference between illegal and legal substances (specifically alcohol and marijuana) must be abolished. Alcohol, as we all know, was once illegal. The reason that it was illegal was because the ill effects of alcohol led many people to fight for the prohibition cause.