Drugs: Drug Addiction and Domino Effect

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One Nation Under Drugs This problem has been going on for decades and still going on till this day. Should the U.S legalize every drug, would that be the answer? Do we continue with this twenty-five year plus war with drugs. The use of illicit drugs is illegal because of their intoxicating effects on the brain, damaging impact on the body, adverse impact on behavior, and potential for abuse. Their use threatens the health, welfare, and safety of all people, of users and non-users alike. I am against the legalization of all drugs because it destroys human character, it is very appealing to others leading to a domino effect, and not only destroys our society but others as well; the exempt is marijuana. I will be sharing with you why we…show more content…
Friedman also said that it will make drug use safer, and clean up inner cities. To help support my claim a quote from “Drug Policy and the Intellectuals” by William J Bennett he said “If we taxed drugs and made them expensive, we would still have the black market and crime problems that we have today; if we sold them cheap to eliminate the black market cocaine at, say, $10 a gram-then we would succeed in making a daily dose of cocaine well within the allowance budget of most sixth-graders”(636). Having sixth-graders abusing drugs is not the way to go. So decriminalizing drugs and having regulations on them won’t work as we talked about. Bennett explained 7 reasons why drugs should be kept banned. One of the reasons that Bennett said was, “by keeping it illegal, we maintain the criminal sanctions that persuade most people that the good life cannot be reached by dealing drugs” (635). What he means by this is that people are already aware of the bad things drugs can do, and how drugs can’t take you to the good life. So if we legalize drugs, people are going to assume that there is not anything wrong with drugs and that it’s just like alcohol. Another reason that Bennett brought up to mind is the rise on drugs. Bennett stated in his story “I would argue that if drugs are easier to obtain, drug use will soar” (636). Don’t you agree that Bennett has a good point there? If we do legalize drugs, not only your regular druggies are going to

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