Drugs 2 Essay, Research Paper
Americas number one problem seems to be their issue on drugs, nobody can honestly say that they have never seen or heard of someone using an illegal drug. This problem is on the rise according to a national statistic (According to samhsa.gov). In the juxtaposition of 1995 through 2000, the drug use rate has skyrocketed. Drug users have now found a new resource known as PMA, which infiltrates the nightclubs of Orlando. Recently two students at UCF have died from another drug known as ecstasy. If there were stricter drug laws in this country then this ordeal would of not risen. This subject directly correlates with the controversy of the legalization of drugs. The laws of America are too lineate, and I want to impose stricter laws in America.
America has lost its priorities, while trying to protect the public from our human nature of being rebellious; America has developed anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we, the government, will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and we will even try to prevent foreign governments from growing these substances. The idea surely made sense: lower demand of drugs by strict law enforcement, and reduce supply through domestic and international means. Soon the government found out that they are in over their own head, the Drug Prohibition led to heavy costs or even the state of counter
Productiveness. The direct cost of purchasing drugs for private use is $100 billion a year. Which can also be estimated to be at $770 a person, that we the public pay for the use of jailing, rehabilitating, and the arrestment of drug abusers.
After learning about both sides of the controversy, I would choose to support those who oppose legalization of illegal drugs. Drugs only create problems which affect society in several ways. The government has made several efforts to control drugs
and their abusers, however, to most people this problem appears to be too out of hand. Society s dumbfounded answer to the problem is to trick the drug abuser by giving him what he wants. People believe that making drugs legal will take away the temptation to use them, so basically they are saying, hypothetically if you legalize murder, then there would not be so much in the world today. The idea and analogy is wrong and far from logical. If drugs are legalized then they will be more accessible to the young, addicted, and just plain ignorant.
There are absolutely no positive aspects of putting drugs on the streets with a label reading “legal.” I am sure that there are plenty of people in society that find enough trouble on their own without the help of America. Legalizing drugs would have a devastating result that would affect society as a whole.
The public needs to know that over 70% of drug abusers are employed. (According to samhsa.gov). Everyday the abusers put your child into jeopardy whether he/she is a schoolteacher, or a school principal. There is a common stereotype, which the “drug abuser” is a low class, unemployed junkie whom you see on the street, waking up with a beer bottle in his hands. This is obviously untrue, because of this statistic. The drug user is usally a white collared worker with a family and a middle-classed salary. They are not all dirty clothed, white trash.
So the question that America faces is how can we continue to uphold the law and rid ourselves of drugs. The common answer is, stricter drug laws. It is known in India that if you steal something, whether its bread for your family or a gold watch; your hand will be cut off. The people of India understand capital punishment because of the harsh consequences for the stealing of another person’s property. But just like in India, America also needs to have strict drug laws. Instead of the highly overrated electric chair you defiantly need something that strikes fear into the eyes of the abuser.
In conclusion I believe that our country should uphold a few basic standards, and keep drugs and the problems they create out of our society.