My home state of Minnesota is currently dealing with what Richard Nixon states was “public enemy number one”, and this is a drug crisis, in particular an opioid crisis that has taken the lives of 395 Minnesotans just in 2016. What is the current government doing to help solve this problem? They declared it a national public health crisis but other than that they have pushed for stricter drug control like Nixon did back during his presidency. Nixon started the war on drugs to help him win his presidential campaign and it has been something that has had negative effects to Americans ever since. The War On Drugs has been a failure to the American people through its adverse effect on African American communities, its establishment of unjust mandatory
In my opinion, this idea of a “bloodless war” with the use of psychedelic drugs has some credibility but I feel as if it would be difficult to universally accept this form as the only form of warfare. Let’s say, for example, America wanted to use psychedelic warfare in another country. On the positive side, America could say that they did not kill or murder any of their civilians and were successful in that aspect of war. On the other hand, the other country may decide to fight back with normal warfare and ultimately create a large number of American causalities. In this case, I highly doubt that America would continue with using a peaceful psychedelic warfare method.
The Gun Control Debate in the United States Republicans vs. Liberals The ineffectiveness of gun control is quite evident in the United States. Gun rights have been an ongoing social battle for many years (Kopel). People will always find a way to gain access to weapons if the person wants one badly enough. The United States is fast approaching the halfway mark in favor of stricter gun laws; however, the nation still questions the effectiveness of gun control.
According to Habeeb Akande, “The more you overthink, the less you will understand.” People believes that drugs are dangerous, so they try not to get involved with drugs, albeit omission. Everyone distanced themselves from drugs because they are horrified, yet superficial understands what narcotics are. Legalizing drug will make people acknowledge the true form of the hazardous substances—understand the reasons to be aware of drugs—and the peaceful method to live with it. With this, civilian will receive more protection including the diminution of crimes, pragmatic regulation, and guaranteed health care. Legalizing drug will help in decreasing the crime rates.
For better or worse, this speech launched a campaign on a war that is still being fought today. Truly, the most surprising element of this speech was the use of the emotions, fear and hope. Nixon’s speech used fear as a mechanism to further prove his point on why drugs is public enemy number one. While, using hope as a mechanism to combat these fears with ways to prevent and control drug abuse. Drug abuse is a very controversial topic that many people have different opinions about.
On the other hand, if it is assumed that the govern-ment has the authority to prohibit drugs,it is not enough to say that cer-tain drugs should be illegal because they're dangerous to individuals or society.It must be shown that they are dangerous. On the other hand government has to provide the maximum freedom it can with re-gards to health. And the health part may be handled with edu-cation and regulations. One free of choosing the drugs from a le-gal place without any fear of arrest will be able to try some drugs and find a path to his\her self. This may seem spiritual but thin-king about many
First and foremost, banning guns will not stop criminals from obtaining and committing crimes with them. Furthermore, guns don’t kill people; people kill people. Lastly, guns prevent the government from becoming tyrannical and oppressive. At first, one may think that banning guns would be a superb solution to the growing problem of gun violence. However, doing this will not stop felons from procuring and committing gun-related crimes.
This lack in faith is reinforced by the unlikelihood of convicting the attacker. If a crime is reported to police it is usually dismissed due to a lack of evidence. Many instances of sexual assault are often labeled as "unfounded" by police, meaning the police disregard the report as hearsay since there was insufficient evidence to convict an attacker(Doolittle, 2017). Usually, the cases labeled unfounded ( after being reviewed by police) found no violation against the law. The Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR) (an overview of sexual assaults compiled by police) does not include cases of unfounded sexual assault as they are either unreliable and create discrepancies regarding reporting(Rotenburg, 2017).
These minor changes in the way we combat drugs will create significant change and have lasting effects. Some may not be too familiar with the war on drugs and the effects it has had on the society we live in. The war on drugs was started by the Nixon administration in the early seventies. Nixon deemed drug abuse “public enemy number one”. This was the commencement of the war on drugs, this war has lasted to this day and has been a failure.
The House I Live in: The War on Drugs The U.S. have been facing the war on drugs during many years. It 's war that will never end. A war that the U.S. will never be able to win. The drug war affects most of the poor and the minority groups, including their family members. You will think, why them?
It wasn 't until Nixon called on The War On Drugs. The war on drugs has always been a very controversial topic especially amongst politicians, and columnists. In the article “Rethinking the War on Drugs” Mark Kleiman, Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken argue that although legalization of drugs sounds like an ideal
Essentially, the war on drugs has demonstrated to be an exorbitant expense. The federal government in 2002 alone spent $18.822 billion in the form of expenditures such as treatment, prevention, and domestic law enforcement (CSDP, 2007, p. 54). However, given that the drug war has garnered meager results, this investment may be interpreted as a waste of taxpayer dollars. Alternatively, the money that has been allocated to arrest and detain drug offenders may also be a source of contention. CSDP (2007) “Of the 1,846,351 arrests for drug law violations in 2005, 81.7% (1,508,469) were for possession of a controlled substance.
We cannot accept that kind of future for America” and continues on by exposing the harsh drug laws implemented by Nelson Rockefeller. Furthermore, the video goes on to explain how throughout the unfolding years of the war the demographic began to shift from blacks to whites. And as a result,
By 1932, Americans had reversed the approval and disapproval making the disapproval rating had gone higher. Americans disapproved the prohibition because the criminality and murder went up, business’ were going down and it was impossible to enforce no alcohol. The rate of criminals went up leading to more murders when the Prohibition was enforced. Many criminals such as gangsters, racketeers, bootleggers, and dope sellers got “helped” out by prohibition. Especially in the Great Depression, were alcohol was even more wanted.