A lot of Americans believe with me on this point. Our liberty or our freedom to choose, the medicinal fight, and the cost of prohibiting marijuana is a losing cause for the United States government. If the rest of the states would follow suit with the states that have legalized medicinal marijuana the federal government would have to listen. The only hurdle that we have to get over is the federal government not listening to the populace. If every citizen that wants marijuana legalized would write their congressman and senator to have them push to change the prohibition laws on marijuana.
Deciding how to stop the illegal trafficking of drugs is a difficult task. Americans can go to the worst areas outside our borders to try to stop it or we can just sit on the borders and try to stop it there. The United States government has spent billions of taxpayers’ dollars doing both. While this might cause the drug flow to slow it has not stopped it. Some would say that the best way to cut the cost is to give in and decriminalize certain or all drugs.
However in the long-run, this price raise is not enough to make people quit smoking so since cigarettes are a demerit good, it will have a negative effect on the environment and it will increase the number of health issues from second hand smoke, not to mention the high unemployment rate and less taxes for the government. Work Cited: BusinessDictionary.com. 2013. What is inelastic demand? definition and meaning.
The main reason that a government imposes a tax on fossil fuels is to try and correct for the negative externality (pollution) which is produced when they are consumed. Without the tax there would be a market failure as car owners would be over consuming petrol as they are not being charged for the damage to the environment. There are 3 key aspects to this question which are; those that lose from a reduction, those that gain from a reduction and finally at what level the overall price for petrol was before the tax reduction. The major argument for maintaining the level of taxation on petrol and diesel is to protect the environment. When the social costs of consuming a good are higher than the private costs, there is said to be a negative externality.
The best way I believe to reform this is put the government in change of selling them or assigning places to sell them, like the example I used in the liquor stores. I would want the profits to go towards preventing addiction drug centers. I would also end mandatory minimum sentences for minor non-violent drug offenses, while decriminalizing marijuana. How can we live in a free society when people are only allowed to choice the government sanctioned option? Free people would be able to live as free
Bennett acknowledges the opinion of the proponents of legalization. He agrees that it could decrease crime, take away profit from the black market, make poor neighborhoods less crime filled, and enable a public war against drugs like we have on alcohol and tobacco. However, he says we must ask ourselves what the potential costs can be of doing something so drastic is. Bennett says, “We do know, however, that wherever drugs have been cheaper and more easily obtained, drug use and addiction has skyrocketed.” He then gives examples of relatable situations to the one that would be brought upon us from drug legalization. He mentions how the British legalized heroine for a short period of time and addiction increased forty fold, and consumption of alcohol increased by three hundred and fifty percent when prohibition ended.
* Dear Congressman Rigell, * Sir, there are several reasons why the Republican party says the minimum wage shouldn't be raised. One of them is it will kill small business, another is the minimum would only affect teenagers like me. Well, I don't agree. I have learned that raising the minimum wage makes good economic sense. And affects a much larger more deserving group of people.
Bennett’s chapter against the legalization of drugs he speculates that the legalization of drugs would remove the criminal stigma that currently labels drug users. Bennett theorizes that a removal of this stigma would take with it the hesitation felt by the majority of people who see no positives in a life of crime. He is talking about every drug which one would agree that such a broad decriminalization would send our country into a downward spiral filled with addicted citizens barely able to function within society. The hard drugs that Bennett describes are in fact a danger to society such drugs like PCP, heroin or crack cocaine. However, he barely touches on the fact of marijuana alone.
Prohibition was a mistake because it took away people’s freedom of choice to decide for themselves whether to consume alcohol; people who want to consume alcohol will still be able to make it or purchase from illegal sources; alcohol made from illegal sources pose a threat to the health and safety of the consumer; leads to loss of taxes and jobs; and criminal organizations will profit from prohibition leading to increased illegal activities. (www.philforhumanity.com/Prohibition_of_Alcohol.html) Prohibition caused a lot of controversy in the United Sates in the 1920’s. The 18th Amendment took away the freedom of
We want our lungs to stay in one piece thank you very much. Just because you are outside it doesn’t make smoking ok, it’s still a horrible, disgusting and expensive habit. Let me first deal with the positive and unhelpful sides to smoking. Lots of people like to smoke to calm their nerves before a big exam or to be social with friends. Also the government make lots of money with the taxes from cigarettes.