Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Just One Time

The beginning of the twenty first century has lead in a new age of optimism and wonder. Just because the legalizing of drugs has come about, doesn't mean all is well in our part of the world. Our societies have yielded to the war on drugs. Some health professionals are right to argue that drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body or mind works. But they exaggerate when claiming that drugs are not good for health as they have many side effects and damage our brain, heart and other important organs. Drugs are basically depressant that slows down the functions of the central nervous system and makes us less aware of the events around us.  However, drugs also relieve pain, so some drugs if they are legalized could be used for medical purposes. So drugs should be legalized as long as they are in an area that is suitable, and where they cannot harm others. For the people who disagree, just take a look at the others who smoke tobacco. Tobacco is if not a more harmful drug than a drug such as marijuana. Tobacco can't even be used for medical uses. Legalizing drugs does not mean making drugs accessible to all people. The drugs that are legal today, alcohol and tobacco (or some would say nicotine) aren’t available to just everyone; they are regulated. Only certain people are allowed to buy them. On the one hand, I agree that drugs shouldn’t be legalized because people can become addicted to them at times, and once you become addictive there isn’t much to do unless the person addictive to it is willing to do something about it. But on the other hand, I still insist that drugs should be legalized because it can stop crime, and the government and officers would have less worries. We’ve seen on the news that many innocent people have died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and for some reason they were involve in a fight that had to deal with drugs and they didn’t have nothing do to with drugs. So if drugs would be legalized all of those crimes would stop and innocent people would stop paying for something they didn’t do. For many years, a real push has been pending on the idea of legalizing now illegal drugs. This has become a hot debate throughout the United States. The dispute over the idea of decriminalizing illegal drugs is and will continue on as an ongoing conflict. Nonetheless, this world has changed a lot and there isn’t much that we can do to solve the problem. People die or kill for drugs and police can’t do anything about it. The Government would have less worry if they legalize drugs, but a lot of young lives are going to die. While on the other hand not legalizing drugs would save people’s lives. Drugs are good and bad in their own way depending on how people use them.


  1. I agree with you somewhat but I felt the paragraph wasn't really talking about legalizing drugs par-say, but shifting power of how we control the drug situation... Good blog... very opinionated and seemed strongly thought out... Missing the summary of the paragraph though but overall GOOD READ!

  2. On a second reading your opinion/nay-say on the excerpt is scattered. you did not pick a strong position on the issue, are you for or against the war on drugs. one thing to also remember, legalizing drugs such as tobacco and alcohol or any other illegal drugs will not solve the problem and it sure does not mean the government would have less to worry about.

  3. Barry asks some interesting questions that I would add to: why are you merely restating Schlosser's view? The exercise asked you to add in the point of view of the naysayer and then address it as Schlosser :-/

    And why is everyone's post a day late?