History has shown that gun control will never work. Hitler tried it with Germany. England has tried it, Australia has tried it, and they have all been failures. Renewing the federal assault weapons ban would not decrease U.S. violent crime rates. “The president and his allies seem to have missed the message,
Although the intention was good prohibition actually negatively affected the populations’ health because they turned to hard liquor instead of beer. While the supply of alcohol drastically decreased the demand remained the same. Due to the ban on importing or manufacturing of alcoholic beverages in the U.S, it became more difficult to get beverages containing lower amounts of alcohol (e.g. Beer and wine) while getting hard liquor became easier because it was easier to manufacture and smuggle across borders into the country. The higher alcohol content in hard liquor was more effective for getting drunk yet it also took its toll on the population’s health.
He only presents one premise, that laws facilitate the segregation between smokers and nonsmokers, and consequently allow organized crimes harassing smokers to occur. The grounds for his premises are weak, as he does not provide concrete and reliable information to support his cause. Scott’s basic premise is that laws encourage the violation of smokers’ rights. He begins his argument with, “The Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and a host of anti-discrimination laws notwithstanding...” With that commencement, Scott proves that he does not understand the concept of discrimination. He continues by claiming that denying housing and employment for smokers is a form of public hostility.
Dylan Payne Ms. Hoy English 11 12 March 2014 The 1920s Government: The True Alcoholics Prohibition was the period (1920–33) when the Eighteenth Amendment was in force and alcoholic beverages could not legally be manufactured, transported, or sold in the U.S. During the Eighteenth Amendment there was a big group of supporters called Prohibitionist; on the flip side it created many new problems like the Temperance Leagues. Prohibition was not what it was talked up to be and certainly did not boom the economy. Bootleggers, Blind Pigs, Doggeries, and Drug Store Whiskeys were major reasons for overcrowded jails and courthouses during the period. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby shows the effects of Prohibition, the different views of
This law, a government “experiment” with very little ways of enforcement, succeeded in cutting down the consumption of this very popular drug by one-third. It is not to say that Prohibition was the ultimate success, but it certainly is not the extreme failure that it is often made out to
By now, it should be clear to society that teenagers will resort to drinking, no matter what. The enforcement of the minimum drinking age law is fundamentally ineffective. A survey had been conducted in 2004 by the University of Michigan which found that “71% of high school seniors had consumed alcohol within the last year, while 94% reported that it was ‘fairly easy’ or ‘very easy’ for them to obtain alcohol” (Minimum Drinking Age). Teenagers find drinking to be incredibly alluring because it is seen as the “forbidden fruit” that allows them to achieve a badge of rebellion and a sense of adulthood. However, these teenagers also live in fear of getting caught for drinking and thus, consume their alcohol in unsafe environments; typically, these dwellings are where they can “escape” disturbances and predicaments, but usually encounter more.
The examples provided are supported and represent unethical acts by people. Through the view of morality and relativism, these examples cannot be validated. There are instances within our society, which are go against relativism because they cannot be justified or acceptable because they do not benefit anyone in society and are simply
Independent Counsel Robert Ray found circumstantial evidence of perjury, tax evasion and obstruction of justice. He chose not to prosecute because he doubted he could secure convictions. In the final report, Ray denounced Clinton's attempt to label the entire process "bogus" -- historians should be more judicious,
It is clear that people do not abide by the laws regarding to alcohol consumption and that shows their lack of respect for this law so what’s stopping people from loosing respect for other laws and in consequence not following them? When laws are put in place but they are difficult or near impossible to enforce it causes a loss of respect by the members of society. Albert Einstein is correct in saying that “nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced”. In conclusion there is no point in making a law which cannot be
It is never a good idea to carry a fake ID or run from the cops because of the many dangers (Potentially Fatal) that stray along with these acts. Firstly I should have stayed right where I was when the cops pulled up the night of the incident. I should have stood in there best sight and stood still until I was approached, but I followed my poor judgment and ran. This act was dangerous for