The use of drugs such as cocaine, crack, heroin and marijuana has been proved to cause unbelievable damage and harm to the body and brain. In the Article “Info Facts-Heroin” reports that thousands of heroin addicts die from overdoses each year and heroin users are also at great risk of getting aids from the use of unclean needles. By legalizing drugs every one would have the right to consume drugs without any restrictions which would lead hospitals to be more filled, more school dropouts would occur, and more crack babies raise the stakes of legalizing drugs. Knowing what drugs do to users has been the solid basis for my saying no to drugs and why I believe they should not be
There is an ongoing debate on whether drug testing of welfare recipients is legal in many of the local state governments. This paper hopes to expand on some of those topics in a pro vs. con setting. The Pros and Cons of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Pros - Most jobs require drug testing before and during employment Testing poor and working people for drugs is not a new idea. It’s a trend that picked up significant steam during the war on drugs when in 1986, President Ronald Reagan issued an executive order requiring all federal job applicants to pee in a cup. The order was quickly followed by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, which required employers with federal grants to keep their businesses drug-free.
He uses statistics showing, there are billions of dollars put aside for those who get affected by the side effects of the drugs. Elliott shows how Americans are jealous of athletes and they “secretly want to see stars fail”(para 3). Based on these arguments presented, Elliott does a fabulous job convincing the audience that there are problems with drug usage and how easily they are accessible. The author grabs the audience’s attention by claiming how easily drugs are prescribed by doctors or attained via the black market. Elliott uses ample amounts of examples that shows how America is slowly turning to drugs for every short-come presented.
It also backs up my other sources with the same research results; by removing the sentencing discretion of judges, and replacing it with mandatory jail sentences, we are sending more offenders to prison instead of programs designed to rehabilitate. Information in this article also supports my argument that mandatory laws violate the Constitution. Taking power away from judges is a violation of the 10th amendment “separation of powers.” As a result, our prison population has quadrupled and is filled with the wrong people. Mandatory sentencing applies so broadly that they sweep minor criminals and drug users along with the major ones, “drug kingpins,” who are the real targets of the statutes. Bender, David L. “America’s Prisons Opposing Viewpoints”4thed.Minnesota.
While Alyson and Lynn stayed in 6A, Logan and Jason moved into the nearby Ronald McDonald House, a place to stay for families receiving treatment for serious illnesses. Two days before Christmas, Jason caught the Norwalk virus, throwing the whole process off-track as doctors kept him quarantined, waiting for him to recover. If Jason was no longer a suitable match—if his health wasn’t good enough or there was something wrong with his liver—the chances of finding another donor in time were extremely slim. He lay in bed, worrying every wasted day was putting his daughter one step closer to
MARQUETTE COUNTY -- How bad can a drug, that was legal just months ago, actually be? It's a question several users of 'bath salts' have struggled with. But in just about a year, the drug has already been named as the cause of two local deaths and sent dozens to the emergency room. Doctors call it a cocktail of the worst ingredients. "Take the worst case scenario of stimulants, whether it be cocaine or meth, add to it hallucinate properties of LSD, Ecstasy, add to it the PCP effects of agitation, aggression, combativeness; put all those together and that's what bath salts, or White Rush, is about.
This could have a huge affect on the current war on drugs. The war on drugs will continue because apparently the big drug dealer can not be caught. Drugs are going to continue in the states simply because some people do not have jobs and each of these individuals sells drugs to try and make money. If the war on drugs does not be controlled then a lot of things could happen and make the world go down tremendously. Today in our society if drugs are not off the street our younger generations will began to sell it and use it too.
“Criminals” will always find a way to get ahold of something they want, take a look at drugs for example it’s illegal but that hasn’t stopped these people from acquiring it. There was a similar event in the early 1900’s called Prohibition where the U.S decided to put a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages and with this ban it put the government down in debt and crime rate rose up, and then “criminals” like Al Capone were all gaining from this making and selling of illegal alcohol. So by banning the right to bear arms from civilians would just be dejavu and almost mediocre. One might object that guns should be banned because of all the innocent people that have been killed like the kids and teachers from Sandy Hook and bring up statistics of how many people have been killed because of it but like I
Error is something that every police officer has to learn from when it comes to being in a very hectic and unpredictable field. I believe there are many problems that law enforcement is going to have to deal with, for example drugs, corruption and personal health issues. When it comes to drugs I believe that this issue is only going to get much worse because everyday people are coming up with new and crazy stuff. Just last month we heard of a new drug called “bath salts” and a couple of days later we here of a person eating the face of another person because they were high on this new drug, the person doing the eating was shot to death by officers because there was no controlling him. Drugs are very dangerous but so it is understandable
Citizens of the U.S. need to rid themselves of these dogmatic laws and create a new set of laws. The only thing that Reagan’s 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act has accomplished is forcing the drinking right underground. Unfortunately, the federal government has state governments blackmailed, because if they allow the drinking age to lower, the states federal highway funding will be cut. These laws are actually a consistent source of revenue for the government. Government knows that people are going to break these laws, and hope to catch every single criminal, and nail them for every court fee, fine, probation fee, and as much bail as they can dish out.