The Legal System

Immigrants
Immigrants
Immigrants Should the United States take on more immigrants? Is the United States hurting from immigration problems? These issues have been debated on for generation. According to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants enter the United States annually (Cozic 12). This large number of immigrants causes many different emotions. For some Americans, immigration is an adversity. Many Americans past and present have reacted to immigrants with fear: fear
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made several claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side effects th
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects by Katie Bohr The Woodstock Music and Art and Festival was held August 15 - 17, 1969 on a farm near Woodstock, New York. The farm was owned by Max Yasgur. It was a rock music festival and the starting event of the era known as the Counterculture. Attracted by the presence of the most famous rock music bands and performers of the time, a huge crowd of almost 500,000 fans camped in a meadow and for three days lived in a heavy atmosphere of amplified music drugs an
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia The applied ethical issue of euthanasia, or mercy killing, concerns whether it is morally permissible for a third party, such as a physician, to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in intense pain. The euthanasia controversy is part of a larger issue concerning the right to die. Staunch defenders of personal liberty argue that all of us are morally entitled to end our lives when we see fit. Thus, according to these people, suicide is in principle morally permissible. For h
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia 04/28/04 Ethics Euthanasia is one of society's most widely and hotly debated moral issues. It has pained and exhausted the courts for entirely too long, questioning the ethics and morality of the issue. It is a never-ending loop that by no means considers our right, or the victim's right, to freedom. It has pierced the pocket books of American taxpayers extensively and should be put to rest with only this statement. As the author Derek Humphry has stated, I believe that euthanasia is
Steriods
Steriods
Steriods The controversial issue of steroid abuse is among the most popular of the controlled substance problems. Steroid usage in sports has many moral and ethical questions, but this has not always been the case. This situation with steroid is a case of sociocultural evolution as an adaptive process. This implies that a rational response has been created based on the social patterns concerning anabolic steroids. It also means that as the problem changed, the response to the problem also change
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse (Grolier). Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that make sense to them. T
Over time marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child r
Over time marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child r
Over time, marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child rearing, which is the foundation of family and social life. There is recognition that allowing polygamous or closely related couples into our marriage system would be dysfunctional in our society. Does this not apply to same-sex marriage as well? The social unacceptability of same-sex marriage, the danger of contracting AIDS, and the bad influence on children prove that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. Homosexual act
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years, gambling has become America's pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments,
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other
Legality
Legality
Legality Although it is clear that society is unhappy with current efforts to stop illegal drug smuggling, illegal drug use and distribution, no one seems to know what should be done. With drug use and drug related crime on the rise, some Americans argue that current drug legislation is too easy on drug offenders. Society at large asks, Can we ever stop illegal drugs and their use? It is a question that unfortunately has no easy answer. More and more people in America feel that if this country
The Ban on Marijuana
The Ban on Marijuana
The Ban on Marijuana Marijuana is a plant containing THC (tetrahydrocannabino) which is smoked to get a sensation of relaxation or to get high. It has many slang terms which include ganja, hash, bang, etc. There are groups that want marijuana legalized for medical purposes. I am convinced that the U.S. government should not allow any form of legalization of marijuana for civilian use. Marijuana should not be used in any way or form for any purpose. Legalizing marijuana can be harmful to the p
Prostitution Should Be Legalized
Prostitution Should Be Legalized
Prostitution Should Be Legalized On city streets across the United States, hundreds of prostitutes begin their work when the sun sets. Not only do these women face a night of providing sexual services to patrons, they also face the fear of abuse from clients and police and attacks by men who target prostitutes. These and other acts of violence against sex workers go unreported because law enforcement either dismisses the prostitutes’ claims because of the women’s line of work or arrests them by
There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215
There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215
There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215! Marijuana is NOT a medicine! There currently exists controversy concerning smoking marijuana as a medicine. Many leaders and members of the public have been misled, by the well financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby, into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine. A review of the scientific research, expert medical testimony and government agency findings shows this to be fal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal system in this country today. Terminating an unwanted human's life is a very sensitive concept and takes much thought. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to rule the ban on abortion unconstitutional, thus legalizing it nationwide. The trial was Roe vs. Wade. Though it abortion was made legal nationwide, many states still outlaw abortion. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, the
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes Drugs are major problem in our society today. Although the Canadian government has taken measures against drugs, in stiffening laws concerning the cultivation and trafficking of drugs and various media awareness programs, the problem continues to get worse. The government is exercising many options to control the problem or even solve the problem. It seems as if the war on drugs is a futile war or at least next to impossible to win. The governmen
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana There are several reasons to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is a drug that comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. When you smoke marijuana, the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol goes into your brain and makes you feel “high”. That is why it is classified as a minor psychedelic. It does not produce a “trip”, or full psychedelic experience, like other drugs such as mushrooms, acid or other such hallucinogens. Marijuana was first used by the ancient Chinese in the year 2000, BC
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly becaus
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly becaus
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone's life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god's task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and end someone
It is time the United States join the ranks of advanced nations and pe
It is time the United States join the ranks of advanced nations and pe
It is time the United States join the ranks of advanced nations and permit the production of industrial hemp. Industrial hemp is not an addictive drug, has a variety of uses that are environmentally friendly, and would be beneficial to our economy. The United States is paralyzed by the belief that industrial hemp is a drug crop. This belief has been nurtured by much misinformation. All marijuana is hemp, but not all hemp is marijuana, said Paul Mahlberg, a professor at Indiana University in B
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the halls of justice for many years. Because most of
Legalize Marijuana
Legalize Marijuana
Legalize Marijuana If legalizing marijuana is what it takes to have a positive effect on a life, then it is well worth it to change the laws of this land. For instance, here is just something to think about: …[T]hanks to mandatory minimum sentences, the system is overloaded with non-violent drug users and dealers, who now often receive harsher penalties than murderers, rapists, and serious white-collar criminals. Solicited by an undercover DEA agent to find a cocaine supplier, Gary Fannon facili
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization However, drugs should not be legalizied because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more accessible to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to
Euthanisia
Euthanisia
Euthanisia In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However, t
Legalize The Weed
Legalize The Weed
Legalize The Weed Marijuana is the flower of the cannabis plant, and if smoked, gives the smoker an euphoric high, but really has much more to offer than just the high. Using marijuana and the growing of hemp are presently illegal in the United States, with the exception of medicinal uses in some states. The legalization of marijuana has many advantages including for simple personal enjoyment, the usage of hemp and its by-products, and medicinal purposes. Why should marijuana be illegal when peo
Marijuana laws
Marijuana laws
Marijuana laws The Question we must ask ourselves is Why is a drug that has so many beneficial uses illegal? Is it because it leads to Harder drugs, the health problems, the addictiveness, the short-term memory impairment, the auto accents or is it simply because politicians. We have grown up learning that marijuana is a terrible drug, and that using it gives us brain damage, kill all of our brain cells, and makes us lose our memory. The fact is though, that marijuana does not effect us in any o
Legalization of Drugs Against
Legalization of Drugs Against
Legalization of Drugs: Against Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today's world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America's other pressing social prob
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization Strong drug enforcement in the United States is correlated with the reduction in crime , drug use, and drug addiction growth rates. The impact on tougher drug sanctions has been overshadowed by a myth that U.S. drug enforcement has become too lenient. This myth has been promoted by the multi-million dollar pro-drug legalization lobby, civil libertarians, and misguided academic researchers to the public with limited review and challenge. Attacks on drug enforcement efforts often
Drug Prohibition
Drug Prohibition
Drug Prohibition There are no panaceas for the world's drug problems, but legalizing drugs, un-clog the court system, and free prison space for real criminals. comes as close as any single policy could. Removing legal penalties from the production, sale and use of controlled substances would not create a heaven on Earth, but it would alleviate many of the nation's social and political problems. Legalization would reduce drug-related crime, save the U.S. billions of dollars In 1984, a kilogra
To Take Or Not To Take
To Take Or Not To Take
To Take Or Not To Take To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated
Drugs
Drugs
Drugs TOBACCO Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a variety of effects. It is considered an addictive substance because it contains the chemical nicotine. The tobacco plant is believed to have originated in the Western Hemisphere. The cultivated species most often grown for North American and European tobacco products is Nicotine Tabacum. The leaves of the plant are prepared for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. In addition nicotine tobacco contains over
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition? The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we 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 o
Euthanasia and Living Wills
Euthanasia and Living Wills
Euthanasia and Living Wills THE STORY Imagine someone you love...better yet, imagine yourself lying in a hospital bed oblivious to the world around you, unable to move or show any signs of life, your own existence controlled by an I.V., a respiratory machine, and a feeding tube. In essence you are dead. Your body is no longer able to sustain life, its entire purpose is now replaced by a machine - you are being kept alive by artificial means. At this point the question arises - should you be kept
MArijuana
MArijuana
MArijuana Beatriz Lama Pérez Marjory Hutchinson ENG – 190 9 December 1999 Legalization of Marijuana For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana’s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided many people with
James Rachels' Death and Dying
James Rachels' Death and Dying
James Rachels' Death and Dying James Rachels is one of the most controversial philosophers talked about in today's society. One of his most talked about topics is whether a person has a right to die or not. Not much is known about Rachels expect for the many articles and books he has written. In the controversy of letting a person die or killing him, he does not try to explain which method is good and which method is bad. He however tries to explain why they both are bad to a certain degree. Rac
Hemp A Help or a Hindrance
Hemp A Help or a Hindrance
Hemp: A Help or a Hindrance? Hemp, also known as Cannabis sativa, marijuana, grass, and by many other names, has not been a legal commercial crop in the United States for almost sixty years. As common two centuries ago as cotton is today, hemp is not seen on the market. As many groups fight for hemp to become legalized as a drug, many people are battling for the plant to become legalized for its industrial and medical uses. From Disney Indiana Jones hats to fuel for our automobiles, hemp is a ha
Legalize It
Legalize It
Legalize It! Many feel today we are loosing the war on drugs. When a battle goes to the point where there is no winner there needs to be a re-evaluation of how to solve the problem. In the case of the war against drugs, years of fighting have caused increased crime, overcrowding of prisons and the wasted use of money and resources with no results. It is now time to look at alternative methods to solving the nation's drug problem. I will be looking at one of these methods that deals with the lega
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America
Decriminalize Marijuana for the Good of America Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us - users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopte
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs The drug connection is one that continues to resist analysis, both because cause and effect are so difficult to distinguish and because the role of the drug- prohibition laws in causing and labeling drug-related crime is so often ignored. There are four possible connections between drugs and crime, at least three of which would be much diminished if the drug-prohibition laws were repealed. First, producing, selling, buying, and consuming strictly controlled and banned su
Legalization of Marijana For
Legalization of Marijana For
Legalization of Marijana: For It's time we put to rest the myth that smoking marijuana is a fringe or deviant activity, engaged in only by those on the margins of American society. In reality, marijuana smoking is extremely common, and marijuana is the recreational drug of choice for millions of mainstream, middle class Americans. According to the most recent NIDA data1, between 65 and 71 million Americans have smoked marijuana at some time in their lives, and 10 million are current smokers (hav
Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes
Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes
Should Marijuana be Legalized for Medical Purposes? Marijuana has been used extensively as a medical remedy for more than five thousand years. In the early 1900s, medical usage of marijuana began to decline with the advent of alternative drugs. Injectable opiates and synthetic drugs such as aspirin and barbiturates began to replace marijuana as the physician's drug of choice in the twentieth-century, as their results proved to be more consistent than the sometimes erratic effects of the hard-to-
The Advantages of Being Legal
The Advantages of Being Legal
The Advantages of Being Legal Matt Streett English 102~D There are many arguments on the question of whether or not to legalize marijuana. The benefits of legalizing marijuana include its medicinal value and its many uses to produce commercial products like paper, rope, oil, textiles, and canvas. Another good reason to legalize marijuana is that hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug offenders are overpopulating prisons, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Legalization would also put marij
Weed
Weed
Weed Wether you call it Hemp, Mary Jane, Pot, Weed; it doesn't matter. It is still Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis for short. And it is still illegal. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant in the United States became a problem of public concern in the 1930s. Regulatory laws were passed in 1937, and criminal penalties were instituted for possession and sale of the drug. Marijuana refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which contains the non-narcotic chemical THC at various p
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized
Why Drugs Should Be Legalized!!!! Man, as a creature, is inherently bored. Since the dawn of time, it has been the natural instinct of man to find alternative methods to enhance his being. The many means by which man has turned to include sex, gambling, and the consumption of substances beyond the requirements of nutrition. The consumption of substances can be further broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question then becomes, who are we to place labels on certain substances by dee
Society's Problems and My Role In Helping It
Society's Problems and My Role In Helping It
Society's Problems and My Role In Helping It Is helping solve the problems of society everyone's job, or no one's job. What role would you hope to play, based on your interests and developing skills, in the solution of one or more specific problems? As the problems in society arise, it is the duty of every individual to ease the burden by helping to solve these problems. Too often, individuals pass off that responsibility with the hope that others will pick up the slack. The problem is that too
Marijuana Legal or Illegal
Marijuana Legal or Illegal
Marijuana Legal or Illegal Marijuana Legal or Illegal: Cannabis, sold as marijuana, hashish and hash oil, is the most frequently used illicit drug in Canada. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: social issues [Paper Title]: Marijuana Legal or Illegal [Text]: Marijuana Legal or Illegal Cannabis, sold as marijuana, hashish and hash oil, is the most frequently used illicit drug in Canada. Roughly one in four Canadian adults report having used cann
Income
Income
income Through the years, gambling has become America's pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establis
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Marijuana To toke or not to toke that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of society or succumb to popular opinion and legalize Marijuana. Marijuana is a cure for anorexia as well as glaucoma. Marijuana is even a helping factor for relieving some symptoms of A.I.D.S. Still the government of our nation has Marijuana classified as a Division I drug. Which means it serves no medical use and does in no way benefit society. The studies outdated an
Is Drug Testing The Answer
Is Drug Testing The Answer
Is Drug Testing The Answer? Is Drug Testing the Answer? Why do humans seek an alternate reality? An alternate reality being a place or frame of mind that is somehowght 58) Pills called Golden Seal can be purchased at any health food store. Golden Seal induces urination and therefore flushes out toxins from the body. All drug tests have counteragents to pass them. This again makes drug testing ineffective. Constitutional rights are given to all Americans. Why then should drug testing be allowed t
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone's life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god's task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and e
Blacks Prison And Institutional Racism
Blacks Prison And Institutional Racism
Blacks, Prison, And Institutional Racism Description: The title pretty much says it all in this one. This paper addresses the issue of blacks in prison and explores the socio-economic causes and solutions. This paper uses many govermentally commissioned reports. Blacks, Prison, and Institutional Racism Introduction Criminal justice and security is one of the largest industries in the United States. Such a statistic is (and rightly so) of great concern to Afro-Americans because a disproportionat