When he was asked whether he would favor the prohibition of the bilingual ballot, he simply stated, “Of course not.” Wills’ continues in the next section stating that our national identity and our federal laws are being weakened by immigration that is influenced by these bilingual ballots. He also uses this anecdote in the fourth section by showing how our laws are weakening. That these illegal immigrants are able to ask for bilingual ballots because the law is weakening and they are able to immigrate into the country in illegal ways without knowing how to speak English or know anything about our politics. Although the chief rhetorical aim of the article appears to be to inform Americans rather than persuade them as to why the bilingual ballot should be prohibited, why is Will not taking up a more serious tone if he felt so strongly about the
The inability for employers to have a drug free workplace, since they will no longer be able to give the employees drug test for marijuana. It would send a permissive message to young adults that drug use is acceptable. This creates to the public perception that marijuana is not a serious or harmful drug, when in fact, it lead to numerous mental and physical harm. Loss of control over medical marijuana by physician. In consistency with other laws for example, if a state legalizes marijuana, this conflicts with federal laws, and this leads to confusion in the public and among law
Marijuana, now days, is extremely easy to get, and most drug dealers don’t have age restrictions. There’s no age limit for buying marijuana illegally, but legally would require restrictions. Alcohol is harder to get than marijuana for most kids because there are legal restrictions on it. Prohibition is not the answer. Money should be spent on education and treatment programs for people with drug
For most age groups, marijuana usage statistics are similar between the Dutch and the Americans. For teenagers specifically, usage rates are much lower in the Netherlands (Fromberg, 113-124). By prohibiting and prosecuting marijuana usage, The United States wastes and forgoes billions of dollars a year. The money is wasted attempting in vain to stop people from using a substance that is not addictive, not detrimental to cognitive performance, and, unlike alcohol, not a catalyst of car accidents. Furthermore, the example of the Netherlands shows that there exists no correlation between legalization and increased usage.
While marijuana comes from the earth and is natural, man makes alcohol. Some would say the alcohol is worse for you because it is man made. On the other hand, moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better health and greater longevity. Marijuana has also never been linked to cause lung cancer, unlike tobacco. So the question remains to how long marijuana will be illegal, or if it will ever be legalized.
Background Information The Court cited the Tinker case and ruled that there was no evidence that reasonably showed substantial disruption or material interference with school activities if students were allowed unfettered access to the books. Schools may not restrict access to the books based on the ideas expressed, whether religious or secular. The Court wrote that even a minimal loss of First Amendment rights is injurious. Requiring parental permission for certain books can cause a “stigmatization” of children who choose to read the books (seen as “bad books”). The Harry Potter books were returned to unrestricted shelves in school library.
Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the ‘land of the free’.” The quote basically states that freedom of speech is actually being able to burn the American flag without being arrested. Secondly, flag desecration is protected under the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants….Equally clear is the right to hear. To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” Frederick Douglas. The fact of the matter is that burning or desecrating the flag is protected by the first amendment, and is backed by two Supreme Court cases.
They will sell to anyone, including children. Merchants who legally sell alcohol and tobacco do not sell them to children. Many high school students say that it would be easier to obtain illegal drugs than alcohol and tobacco. Another myth clung to by anti drug activists is that marijuana prohibition improves public safety. Unfortunately for them, there is no evidence that the prohibition of marijuana reduces the net social risks.
This claim is not sound because health considerations are a good reason to convince people not to smoke it, but there is not sufficient evidence to justify making it illegal. The only way that marijuana even poses a health threat is when it is smoked. Though with anything smoked it is a health hazard because of the carbon produced. Marijuana can be safely ingested or vaporized, eliminating all potential health risks. A study done at UCLA indicated that heavy marijuana smokers showed less lung injury than tobacco smokers.