Drugs By Gore Vidal

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Luciano 1 John Luciano Prof. Nemes English 1010 25 March 2012 The author Gore Vidal, declared to the world that to stop drug addiction in the United States. The government should "simply make all drugs available and sell them at a cost". He says that this will eventually solve the alarming rate of drug problem in the country. He proposed that all drugs should have a precise description on it. He explains that he himself has tried everything once, and contrary to our popular belief, he has not become a drug user or abuser. He brings to our mind the ideas that our country was founded on in that every man has the right to do what he wants as long as it doesn't interfere with his neighbor's right to do what he wants. Vidal also accused the US government for the deaths of kids that were hooked on heroin due Mexican marijuana in 1969. He proposed that the drugs be labeled with a precise description of what effect , good or bad and what effect the drug will have on the taker. Requiring "heroic honesty" on the part of the government, this will take enormous effort to admit that marijuana is neither addictive nor dangerous, unlike speed, which kills most unpleasantly, or heroin, which is addictive and difficult to kick. Vidal's direct and straightforward proposal can be very daunting but the idea of legalizing drugs is not a new concept. In some countries marijuana can be purchased over the country. These are also sold for its medicinal properties. Vidal's essay , admittedly is a good piece of writing but it does not provide for the reader a clear outline of why drugs should be legalized, aside from the notion that people's right to choice whether to be addicts or not. "Along with exhortation and warning, it might be good for our citizens to recall (or learn for the first time) that the United States was the creation of men who believed that each man has the
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