For instance, the Justice Department may direct that prosecutors should always aim to obtain at least the minimum prison sentence, when pursuing drug related cases. The Obama administration abstained from using this prerogative, as it causes a strain on the budget in the long run. Trump also took part in paying lip service on the drug problem, which is a serious public health issue. He stressed that he would expand treatment options in the future, although this statement goes against his repulsion of the Affordable Care Act. The repealing of ObamaCare clearly has the potential to adversely affect a quarter million people, who are currently receiving treatment for opioid based addictions.
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
Richard Nixon implemented the Drug Enforcement Committee also known as the DEA in 1973, to combat the transport and trafficking of drugs and to enforce drug control. Seven divisions in the organization report to the administrator, and they all work in harmony to fight the drug trade. A big problem the DEA is currently facing is the escape of notorious drug lord, Joaquin Guzmán, also known as “El Chapo.” El Chapo is the famed leader of the Sinaola cartel, which his uncle was Pedro Avilés Pérez pioneered. He is the most wanted man in Mexico and the DEA is currently offering a reward of five million USD for information leading to his arrest. Being a leading official in the inspection division, I encourage the DEA to study the ways El Chapo has
With the skyrocketing costs of the advanced medical technology and specialty pharmaceuticals, decreasing insurance reimbursement and high levels of uninsured patients, healthcare providers are required to be more cost effective in delivering their services. Some health care facilities operate under very tight budget. In 1992, Congress established 340B drug pricing program in order to provide discounted drugs for covered entities, such as “high-Medicaid public and private nonprofit hospitals, community health centers, and other safety net providers”1, to help those facilities to deliver pharmacy services to those underinsured or uninsured outpatient populations. This program is based on the agreement between the Secretary of
Although Nixon attempted to cover up his ties to the break in, it eventually came out that he ordered it to be done. In 1974, former President Nixon resigned from office and Gerald Ford became the temporary president. One of the first executive orders that Ford did was pardon Nixon for his crimes against the United States. The entire scandal had, “driven a stake into the heart of traditional national politics.” (Farber, 27) This controversy was not only publicized nationally, but severely damaged the American people’s already withering relationship with their government. Foreign policy wise, Nixon, while still in office, began to follow Realpolitik, a policy that allowed him to create relationships with both the Soviet Union and China because it no longer required morality to be a considering factor.
When Ronald Reagan and George Bush first declared a War on Drugs in America, they opened a bunch of chaos, crime, social injustice, and a lot of heartache in the black community. The Drug War policies and laws that was implemented, violates human rights, and force police officers to aggressively pursue nonviolent criminals. This system was perfectly designed to gain social control rather than relieve neighborhoods from drugs, which have a lot of citizens questioning was this a major success or failure. Since the war on drugs have been declared, Americans have experienced nothing but an elevated level of mass incarceration, while drugs and violence have reached an all-time high in our communities. The prisons in America are leading the world
The War Power Act was an American Emergency law that increase federal power during World War II. It was signed by President Franklin and was put into law on December 18, 1941. The War Power Act has increased the President’s war making power more than anyone could 've imagined. The War power Act was created for the very opposite, it was created to decrease the President Power, congress felt that the president have too much power when it came down to declaring war. Therefore, congress passed the War Powers Resolution back in 1971 in an attempt to rein in some of the president’s claimed power.
President Nixon declared the war on drugs on June 17th, 1971. The war on drugs has been defined as “a series of actions tending towards the prohibition of illegal drug trade.” This declaration has allowed for a variety of policies and legislative actions to be implemented over the past 45 years. One of the main actions taken by the United States has been the adoption of a multilateral military approach in combating the drug issue that continues to plague American societies. In 1999, President Clinton worked alongside Colombia’s President Pastrana Andrés to establish ‘Plan Colombia’, a military aid/intervention that ultimately targeted the source of drugs, coca crops, in hope of eradicating the ongoing societal drug issue in the United States
America was officially a “dry” country. Subsequently, the nation realized prohibition was not working and things began downfall. America began to change its mind, repealing the amendment because prohibition was unenforceable, nobody wants it, and legalizing alcohol would benefit our economy. Prohibition was nearly impossible to enforce, and people usually got away with breaking the law. “Smuggling from Mexico and Canada has been successful on a large scale because it is utterly impossible to patrol the thousands of miles of border..”(Haskin 1923)
The notoriety of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has made the narrative about the duality of man humanity known even to those who have never open the book nor seen the famous film adaptation. However, though it may not be immediately apparent, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is, at its core, a story of addiction. Britain’s Pharmacy Act of 1868 had sought to identify and eliminate the use of narcotics, and though the effects were largely beneficial at first, by the 1880’s, when Stevenson’s novella was first published, deaths related to opium were on the rise. It is no coincidence that the title character is a chemist, like those affected by the Pharmacy Act, nor is it a coincidence that he is the victim of an addiction. Stevenson employs the narrative to explore the physical, psychological, and social effects of addiction, as well as the social response.
Around forty year ago, President Nixon declared a war to all the war users and sellers. The drug war became a national and a political issue. What about the "tough on crime" movement? is it working? According to the Political Research Associates, "tough on crime": Refers to a set of policies that emphasize punishment as a primary, and often sole, response to crime.
The supply of drugs would dry up quickly, however, if there were not an incessant, powerful demand for them in this country. America has an estimated $80 billion a year habit in illegal drugs, and the legal attacks on one kind of drugs (heroin in the 1950s, psychedelic substances and marijuana in the 1960s), only made consumers to turn to other substances (cocaine and its refined crystal "crack" in the 1970s and 1980s). The demand for illegal drugs is so great that removal of the source of supply in, say, Latin America, would only cause production to begin somewhere else. This is precisely what happened with opium and heroin, when production moved from Turkey to Southeast Asia and then to Mexico between 1950 and 1975, and with marijuana, which came largely from Mexico until the 1960s, but which is now produced domestically on a large scale. The lesson is obvious: "The problem really lies not with the drug-producing countries but with consuming countries like the U.S., which provide an avid market for their output."
Expensive fines for negligent use (such as public use, exceeding possession requirements, or irresponsibility) should also be. The War on Drugs is also a big issue. Once we were spending countless amounts of money on arrests, processing and prosecutions of drug-related arrests. For example in November 1996, California adopted a proposition for medicinal marijuana and helped drop the drug crime in California . “The Sinaloa Cartel, led by “El Chapo” Guzman, with most of his control in Baja California, started to lose influence in California because of a decline in the demand for his product, in part to these changes in the law.
1900’s and it was directed by black men. The Chinese immigrants directed the anti-opium laws in the 1870’s, while Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans directed the anti-marijuana laws in the 1910’s and 20’s. Drugs started getting evaluated for medical safety and efficacy in the 1960’s, due to the fact that drugs were becoming the symbols of youthful rebellion and even political dissent (Muriskin & Roberts, 2009 P.110). The war in drugs got declared by President Nixon, in June 1971. President Nixon, “increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies, and pushed through measures such as mandatory sentencing and no-knock warrants” ( ).