Proposal 5 sources- Evan Horner

In my research paper I will prove The War on Drug is actually causing many more problems in America than actually helping America’s major drug problem. The United States today is largely in debt, with a good portion of the country living in poverty and without work. Its over run with drugs and drug addicts, and violence related to the selling of such substances. Yet we still continue to put money into this “war” on drugs that has nothing to show for itself except for more drugs and users than ever before, and overpopulated prisons filled with non violent drug users who should be in treatment centers instead of drug/violence infested penitentiaries.

The following 5 sources will be used to research my hypothesis that ending the war on drugs would be a step in the right direction in ending America’s drug and money problems.

This article written by Richard Branson will be used to prove the war on drugs has failed primarily the point that sending the drug addicts to prison for buying drugs is not the way it should be done. The article shows sending these problem users to jail is not helping them and is also overpopulating the prisons with people who don’t need to be.

This source is a quantitative look at the so-called driving force for the war on drugs. Which happens to be the arrest rate of users of a non-violent, essentially safe with even some medicinal values… marijuana. In the US today marijuana is becoming generally accepted and in some states law is decriminalized and even legal for same medicinal cases. This article gives some statistics on the “not needed” arrests on marijuana.

The article on this website deals with the injustices of the War on drugs dealing with things like racism and sexism. It also gives examples of possible ways to help fix the drug problem in America.

This source Obama’s Drug War. will be used to get the perspective of the federal government on the issue of the War on Drugs.

The article above is called War on Drugs a “Total Failure” And Statistics to Prove It. It has primarily quantitative information to help build my case with various statistics to back my points.

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