Right-wing violence that seeks to protect a status quo receives less reaction and intervention from governments than left-wing violence that seeks change (Gage 89). Thus, in the black and white discussions that are created by definitions that are too simple and limited, only left-wing agitators are seen as “terrorists”. The violent political actions of those on the right such as Timothy McVeigh and the KKK should rightfully be called terrorism, and any definition that decreases their likelihood of being called such is horrendously
The legalization of marijuana is an important topic for today’s society because there are multiple uses for it. One is that cannabis can be used as medicine. It has been found to help treat people with a different range of health issues. Marijuana can also be used to bring in more money for the state by having the profits made go toward their government and provide more jobs to citizens. These jobs would involve the production of marijuana and distributing it.
Guns are undoubtedly dangerous yet, unlike most dangerous items they are far more controversial to talk about. There are two extreme positions on this topic that many can fall into when talking about firearms. Some want to ban guns completely, while the other side feels like guns are a right granted by our constitution and do not need regulation but instead, educate gun owners on the proper usage of a firearm. There are some flaws in both arguments. The problem with banning guns is that we should protect ourselves if the need arises.
However, there are many that argue that the decriminalization of possession of drugs would redirect focus of the law enforcement system of any country to put more effort into arresting dealers and big time criminals, instead of arresting minor criminals for mere possession, and thus be more effective. It also has more focus on the drug user instead of drug lords which is a more humane approach as compared to the others. Decriminalisation then includes diversion programmes instead of incarceration. Decriminalisation also removes the stigma attached to a criminal conviction for the use of
The prohibition of marijuana does not stop Americans from obtaining the drug, but simply intensifies the unnecessary criminality and danger surrounding its use. Marijuana should be legal to obtain because statistics and scientific studies throughout the world prove that the legalization of the drug would not only make the United States safer, but also benefit the country financially. The criminalization of marijuana has dramatized a violent image of the drug which media outlets exacerbate by using scare tactics and myths. Legalizing marijuana would eliminate any unsafe or uncomfortable means that the over 100 million Americans who have admitted to using the drug currently have to go through to obtain it. This would separate violence, murder, and the sales of other deadly drugs such as cocaine or heroin from recreational marijuana use.
Based on the arguments and counter arguments about the impact of censorship on freedom of speech, I personally feel that it has a more of an adverse effect. Censorship is nothing but curbing the right to freedom of speech, though there are arguments for that too. Banning and censorship only makes people more curious about the matter and in turn make it popular, which is the opposite of its intention. But denying individuals of information and platform to discuss the censored matter, will not prevent tensions in society, rather it has the reverse effect. It is true that young minds are very impressionable, but also a faulty statement in saying one could control the perception of a child 's mind by mere removal or prevention of information.
The advertisements entice people to use more of the harmful drugs, thereby leading to addiction. In addition to these, the advertisements are not inclusive of the full details regarding the harmful effects of the drugs. It is, therefore, important for all countries around the globe to ban the misleading advertisements. References Hammond, D. (2011). Health warning messages on tobacco products: a review.
Most people label the speeches that they find themselves disagreeing with as a hate speech to hush the over the side. But in the end hate speech is a normal speech like any other type of speech. According to Kenan: “Not just the banning of hate speech but the very categorization of an argument or a sentiment as ‘hate speech’ can be problematic for the democratic process. I am in no doubt that some speech is designed to promote hatred. And I accept that certain arguments – like the direct incitement of violence – should indeed be unlawful.
“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”- Carl Sagan (“Quotes”). As one of the many Americans who wish to legalize marijuana, and it being such a controversial debate, there has to be some reasoning behind the beliefs of medicinal marijuana. Because without proof, there isn’t much to believe in? While some may disagree with this, which they are entitled to, here are some of the reasons why legalizing marijuana would be beneficial to society and how it can boost the economy. The current drug laws that are established are doing more harm than good.
Drugs are a contradiction. They were created to benefit humanity but simultaneously became one of humanity 's downfall. As time moved forward, science grew as more people began to become invested in a new study where possibilities seemed endless. One of the sub-categories was medication and more research was conducted which resulted in the increase in addictive substances. While medication has done wonders to help end and prevent diseases, there was always a drawback in taking them, which ranged from headaches to drowsiness.
1: I disagree on the author point of view that there should be minimum sentences, because this will send wrong massage to drug addict people. 2: Though sentences will raise the fear to people and they will avoid using it. 1: I fully agree with author that there should be proper rehabilitation program for drug offender inmates so that they can return to society again and fully give up the drug uses. 1: I agree that some private jails’ guidance are not good. 2: They don‘t give much time on them and they do not give proper guidance to inmates.
According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in 2007, the economic costs of drug abuse in the United States was $193 billion (How Illicit Drug Abuse). Of these costs, $120 billion is in lost productivity, due to labor participation costs, participation abuse treatment, incarceration, and premature death. Another $11 billion was in total healthcare costs. $61 billion was for criminal justice costs due to criminal investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and victim costs. Even though these estimates and costs may make drug trafficking appear to do more harm than good, that is not exactly the case in Mexico or many Latin American countries.
This is because if we were to make it legal, it would make the economy better. It would also bring down crime and get many people out of prison. Honestly, marijuana prohibition really parallels to the alcohol prohibition in the 1920s. Because of this, the outcome of marijuana legalization would probably be very different than the outcome of alcohol