As stated prior, during the time of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, President Barack Obama was also fighting to make more strict gun control in America. President Obama wanted it to be more difficult to possess such lethal weapons, in hopes that it would lower the risk of crimes such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Because of these two events happening at the same time, many people believed that the Sandy Hook shooting was an inside job. People believed that President Obama set up the shooting in order to demonstrate why we needed more strict gun control. Society believed that the Sandy Hook shooting gave Obama evidence as to why we needed gun control.
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
As a nation we have come to point where we must take a unified stand on the issue of marijuana. Since 1937 the drug has been deemed illegal by the U.S. government but over the best decade, people have been pushing for the decriminalization of the cannabis plant. As a non drug user, i have researched the internet in search of unbiased information regarding the drugs health, economic, and crime influences on society. The fruits of my labor have brought me to the undisputable conclusion that our continued restriction on possession and use of the drug not only violates the liberties of U.S. citizens, but it also is costing Americans Billions of dollars, and something, our lives. After centuries of worldwide use of cannabis and hemp leaves, the United States government in 1937 declared marijuana illegal with the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act.
Stone employs this device for defining policy problems as a method of creating an argument in the polis based on the root causes of an issue (Stone 2012, 225). With this method, debates can be formed on the premise of why the other side is wrong, and from there be built on the principles of the other side is correct. This model is used in Armentano’s essay when he presents several reasons for why the federal government’s involvement in this issue is harmful to Americans. He argues, “Enforcement of cannabis prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches on civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law… and disproportionately affects young people and communities of color” (Wanlund 2015, 881). By highlighting the various negative aspects of government involvement in these policies, Armentano challenges those that oppose state sponsored policies, while simultaneously placing blame on the government for these policy problems.
King’s speech is a powerful and it gives a different view to the war in Vietnam. King was against everything about war and what it mean. He was against the way America did not help the poor in its own country, but it aids a war that is causing many deaths and is ruining lives on both sides of the fight. King provided several steps in his speech that he though America should make to get out of the conflict. King wanted to speak for both sides and wanted to be speak for the rest of the people that was also against the violent
for 3 reasons. Its potential of improving the U.S. economy, reduction of crimes, and the medical welfare. Governments would be able to save funds for the budget of drug control and tax marijuana for profit. There would be less arrests for drug-possession as well as other misdemeanors. Also, recent studies by mentioned in the previous paragraph suggest its medical benefits for many types of disease.
The United States both as a capitalist country and as a nation of individuals would benefit from the safe, regulated manufacturing and distributing of the drug. The millions of Americans who have admitted to using marijuana prove that prohibition is not the answer to the country’s drug problem. Legalization would not only promote safety, but also support the country
Addiction does not have to stem from drug use, but even casual use can damage the user. The most commonly abused drugs include tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol although less abused drugs such as stimulants, hallucinogens and opiates can have a greater financial cost. Justification From a sociological standpoint, the symbolic-interactionalist theory may best describe the rise in substance abuse. This theory states that the meanings of the situations or things are normally derived from the social interaction that human beings have, with the only
One of these is explaining why the term ‘conflict’ was not appropriate. The reason is that ‘conflict’ is endemic to society. They are needed for making changes and adaptations in the society. Moreover, democracy provides constructive way of resolving conflict. However, Kaldor agrees that there are advantages in not using the word war, as using it may legitimate certain types of violence such as the ones related to drug wars that should not be considered as wars but as crimes.
Recent reports from the nonpartisan RAND Institute in the United States found that the potential economic benefits from legalization had been overstated. Marijuana legalization would not eliminate the black market for the drug. Instead, dramatically lowered prices could mean substantially lower potential tax revenue for states or countries. For these reasons the Administration continues to oppose
However, heroin is much easier to obtain and less expensive than prescription drugs. Heroin is an extremely dangerous drug for many reasons. First, because it is an illegal drug, it is completely unregulated. Heroin producers often use cutting agents in order to reduce the purity of the drug, and thus make more money. This means that users typically do not know the content or purity of the drug that they are using.
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
However, the political promise of response is far-fetched. America urgently needs a drug policy reform because the current policies are failing. An ideal drug reform law is one that is grounded in evidence-based research and health and safety concerns. Dr. Carl Hart has spent almost his entire career studying the effects of drug use on the brain. According to Hart, adopting a fear-based approach to counter substance abuse and addiction is misleading and often results in a excess of other harmful effects.
A very big topic in the presidential debates is the war on drugs. Joe Biden has many opinions on why they shouldn’t be legalized. Joe Biden 's views on drugs are that they should not legalized, he believes that marijuana is a gateway drug. “Marijuana is a gateway drug; legalization is a mistake” Source: CelebStoner.com Entertainment News , Dec 24, 2010 Immigration is huge for Joe Biden, Biden stated that he is in favor of the border fence more for the purpose of halting drug trafficking than stopping illegal crossings. Biden believes the immigration system is broken and it needs to be fixed He hopes for a guest worker program as well.