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.
Throughout this time period the government believed that Congress was not legally capable of monitoring possession and use because of the Constitution. However, they did believe that they had to power to impose taxes to decrease drug use instead of imposing federal criminal
It stated “Every person who imports, manufactures, produces, compounds, sells, deals in, dispenses, prescribes, administers, or gives away marihuana shall...pay...special taxes”. “ Rather than making marijuana possession illegal directly, the law required you to purchase a tax stamp in order to possess marijuana legally. Because the taxes were set prohibitively high, it discouraged compliance, creating de facto prohibition”. Prior to the implementation of the tax act, there was much discussion within the American government over the use of cannabis. Although the industrial use of hemp was common prior to the implementation of the tax act, recreational use was not and many people did not approve the use of the
I feel that he abused his power because the law was passed in one day and avoided people who opposed the legislation an opportunity to state their case. The main issue of New York’s strict gun control laws is its effectiveness. Do these laws keep guns out of the hands of criminals? These laws do not keep guns out of criminal’s hands because of the gun trafficking problem in New York. Illegal firearms from southern states are consistently used in New York crimes.
They are portrayed as absent minded, lazy, low-life individuals with hardly any motivation. But where does this cliché actually come from? The New York Times recently published an editorial called, "The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia. " In this editorial series, the author, Brent Staples, exposes the extremely biased "legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930's and that was firmly rooted in prejudices against Mexican immigrants and African-Americans, who were associated with marijuana use at the time.
Not only they could democratize and demilitarize the country, but also the United States managed to maintain its superpower and prevent the emergence of another hegemon. In fact, the American occupation of Japan was beneficial for Japan as well because the new constitution enabled the country to be more liberal and respect the wills of its individuals, resulting to be a good example of Americanization. Moreover, the United States did not exploit Japan during the occupation as they wanted to represent themselves as a democratic country and make it their value universal. Their occupation had a merit to maintain the social order of Japan because they kept the Emperor intact even after the unconditional surrender. The outcome might have been worse after the war if the United States decided to execute the emperor because there were still people in Japan who worship him as if he is their god.
On January 1, 1863, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation again. This time the executive order did proclaim that all slaves that lived in states that were in rebellion were free, but the Proclamation did not free many slaves. This proclamation did not free slaves that were in states that were already under the control of the Union, fighting on the Union’s side. States that were in rebellion did not follow the executive order made by the president because they were rebelling against the government. The Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery, but it is an example of Lincoln trying to help with conflicts between the two sides.
According to international law ,Truman should suffer life in prison for the crimes of using WMD and exterminating the Japanese people at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If a murderer of 200,000 civilians is not considered a war criminal, then no one ever was and no one will ever be considered a war criminal. If the murder of 200,000 goes unnoticed, even celebrated then we have no right to call for justice. We initiated the international laws so that no man regardless of power or hierarchy can escape justice, and so I ask you to abide by the rules that we created and convict Truman of manslaughter, extermination, and inhumane acts against the civilians of Hiroshima and
What is marijuana?Marijuana is currently illegal in all states except nine, should it be legalized? marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant intended for medical or recreational use. The history of marijuana goes back for thousands of years. It was only made illegal in many countries during the 20th century.
Fiorello LaGuardia, mayor of New York City said, "It is impossible to tell whether Prohibition is a good thing or a bad thing. It has never been enforced in this country. " The end of prohibition came in 1932 by the 21st amendment. The people who had supported Prohibition had changed their minds.
Legislation to limits congressional terms is not as published as gun control, but it is a domestic policy issue that many American are very concerned about. The founding fathers of America did not indent careerism in politics. Imposing limits on congressional terms is the only way for true democracy to flourish. The issue of limits to congressional term is not a new topic of debate in the United States.
Prohibition in the United States was a time of great change. Some of the change may have been for good and some for bad but either way almost every aspect of our society was affected by prohibition during those 13 years. In 1919 the National Prohibition Act or otherwise known as the Volstead Act put a constitutional ban on the manufacturing, selling, and transportation of alcohol. However, the Volstead Act did not ban people from being able to consume or be in possession of alcohol. People were thirsty and would go about smuggling alcohol in some very interesting and creative ways just to satisfy that thirst.
The legalization of marijuana brings with it countless complications through which city officials must navigate. "How to Legalize Pot" is an article written by Bill Keller with the New York Times on May 20, 2013, discussing the struggles that city officials face in order to create an industry out of a previously criminalized substance. The article, albeit informative, fails to provide examples of an effectively regulated marijuana market. Instead, Keller opts to list the reasons why full legalization might not succeed. While I agree with Keller on the points he makes, there is an overwhelming sense of bias in this article as it resembles an opinion.
Upon reading Gore Vidals "Case for Legalizing Marijuana" one may wonder why drugs are not legal in the United States of America. Afterall, several valid reasonings were made throughout the article. There is a demand for drugs and many people are supplying them, while also making a small fortune. If drugs were made legal and sold for high prices, their market would decrease because many people would not be able to afford them. Most people involved in the drug world do not know the consequences of that which they consume.