In Erie County, there was a civil lawsuit filed against eleven pharma manufacturing companies for worsening the rampant opioid situation. " These drug makers and their enablers in the medical community were aware of the significant dangers posed by opioid prescription medications, yet that did not stop them from continuing to push opioids, and get even more people hooked on them," Poloncarz said. "In order to realize blockbuster profits, the defendants created a false perception of the safety and efficacy of opioids that would encourage the use of opioids for longer periods of time and to treat a wide-range of problems. They did this through a coordinated, sophisticated and highly deceptive marketing campaign…” (Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune).
The three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial) have respective powers that enable each of them to "check and balance" the other two branches. This was done because the drafters of the constitution didn 't want any one person or group of persons to have too much power. An example of checks and balances in action is how Congress voted overwhelmingly to override a veto by President Obama for the first time, passing into law a bill that would allow the families of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the
The second plan was supply reduction, which Reagan and his team preferred because this strategy goes right along with their agenda and fits the “war” theme. This strategy is based off prohibition, criminal prosecutions, and seizing, this allows the government to legally take citizens’ rights, valuables, and properties by force using violence. Perceiving the “Drug War” as a war allowed the government to heavily search and destroy drugs and drug operations using military gear and tactics that’s made for a battlefield. President Clinton and George Bush both agreed with this policy and increased Ronald Reagans administration 's anti-drug policies, that led to heavy policing in black communities, more arrest and longer sentencing. Even though the media portrayed the drug war as a great method for crime prevention and for public safety.
Since he shows the logical side of going to war against terrorism, not only will the hearts of the citizens will want to group eliminated, but so will their minds. Next, President Bush uses ethos to establish creditably in himself as President and number on supporting of American citizens. By including appeals to creditability, the people will be more likely to pay more
America has been the land of immigration since the 1400s. Many people come here for better opportunities, as well as freedom. However, over the years, it has been more difficult for immigrants to come to America due to the government passing laws to tighten the country’s walls and the terrorist attack in Paris last month makes it worst for immigrant to come in. it is very understandable that the government is reluctant to let in some Syrian Refugees into his country. Nevertheless, America should take the refugees into their country because they are in danger, they are in need of a better opportunities, and they need guidance from higher officials.
Congress passed a law whose goal was to check the power of the president. The US Attorney 's General had always had the authority to prosecute high officials if they performed any illegal activity. It restricted reasons on which the President could
In February of 2017, one year ago, President Trump repealed an Obama-era regulation that would have made it easier to block the sale of firearms to people with certain mental illnesses. (Gonzalez) Referring to the rollback of the Obama era regulation for mental health, Gonzalez squarely lays the responsibility at the feet of Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, quoting, “’ ’ Well, it’s a shame the FBI isn 't doing background checks on these mentally ill people.’” Grassley was the sole sponsor of the bill; in response, Gonzalez in a classic derogatory tone strikes at the irony of the political process: “Well, duh. You took that opportunity away last year.”
January 4th, 2016; former president Barack Obama proposed a new system to reduce gun death rates and to keep firearms out of “the wrong hands”. For some citizens (and to congress), this was an act of triumph and courage. To others, this system as a whole is tampering with and stealing their rights as an American citizen, and from a survey taken by ‘pollingreport.com’ that’s exactly how 52% of U.S citizens feel. Evidently, these proposals have done anything but their purpose.
Since then people have been trying to rebuild their lives and continue on. America is getting there and will not fall because of the attack. According to Professor Dhruba Bora, a criminal justice professor at Marshall University, America will not be phased by such a little thing as a terrorist attack because of all the governments attacks into preventing another one. The government attacks that Professor Bora mentioned are surveillance, cell phone tapping, and the twisting of the Patriot Act. It is because the government understands that all lives are precious that they are willing to go to such lengths in order to protect its people, but all the government is doing to fix the nation is adding more and more surveillance and starting to treat the people of the nation as if they were nothing but slaves to the government (Goldman).The governments reason for this is to protect the people, and the people are starting to accept it.
During one of Trumps campaigns, he noted to “Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties (Aurcher),” which are DAPA -no longer exist and DACA. With Jeff sessions in office, his views for DACA students have been open to discussion. In the latest occurrences, he promised that they will not be targeted but he can’t promise to protect them, Since, he will enforce the laws as they are
Such as the following. After John Fitzgerald Kennedy was out of office in between elections, he was still focused on the economic and political issues and conflicts in the US. While JFK was still alive, he remodeled America’s politics. Albeit his inexperience before entering office is thought process and decision making was reasonable and becoming of a rookie. There was the reasoning behind him wanting to end the war, however is was not the right way to end the war and there were many refutations to the decision.
Senator Harry Truman supported Roosevelt’s plan to rebuild and established the nation’s defense. He believed that President Roosevelt’s four freedoms speech had shown the president at his best. Roosevelt was adamant that America should act as an arsenal for all nations were actively engaged in war with aggressor nations. He told Congress and the American people that those nations in defense of democracy did not “need manpower but they do need billions of dollars’ worth of weapons of defense.” Realizing that the allies may not will not be able to pay in cash for their munitions and supplies FDR took his land lease proposal a step further.
This is to tell kids that if they get asked a drug, their job is to say no. Donald Trump wants to solve the problem with people giving federal money to stop the issue. Lins Thulia wrote the article “Trump Wants to Bring Back “Just Say No” to Fix the Opioid Epidemic”. Thulia, the author of this article, was against Trump and points out that Trump should just get back to building his wall. Thulia thinks Trump won 't do much about the problem.
The Department of Justice drafted the USA PATRIOT Act to increase the federal agencies’ power to use surveillance cameras, conduct search and detect communication both nationwide and from foreign countries to seek out terroristic attacks. In addition, the president that signed this into law was President George W. Bush. In addition, most people would not want the government to secretly spy on them.
Illegal immigrants evidently have had the ability to leach off of the American government, due to Obamacare. Illegal immigration is without a doubt one of the most attention needing problems the United States faces. The adversity devised from the jobs that illegal immigrants have apprehended from US citizens is formidable. President Trump has promised that he will reform the immigration laws and following his presidential campaign promise, building a large wall that separates Mexico and The United States. Building the wall reassures the population that we are indeed safe, we are a powerful country and there is no free ride in the land of hope and possibility.