Current illegal drugs (besides marihuana) should not be legalized
Debate Rounds (4)
Have fun, no cussing, Bop is shared. Give reasons why current illicit drugs (besides marihuana) should be legalized.
Round 2 will be addressing BoP
Following rounds will be rebuttals (if you would like to add on to your BoP, you may)
This debate is a federal case, however, feel free to add moral views.
Are we doing several drugs, or just one different illegal drug?
We are doing all the current drugs that are illegal and can get you "High". (Including hallucigens).
Federal and ecomomic point of view
I. Will cause decline in econmy. (As shown by New Hampshire and Vermont)
Vermont and New Hampshire has one of the Highest Illict drug problems in the U.S.Yet, its not suprising that they have one of the Lowest GSP. Now, I am not implying that illict drug use is the sole cause for a decrease of GSP. But, rather it is more than a mere coincdidence. From a logical (as well as statistical) standpoint, it is safe to assume an increased drug rate will lead to an unstable society which the risk alone is not worth taking. Also, drug legalization advocates claimed that the money used to legalize drugs can be used for the good. Here is the DEA's response “Ask legalization proponents if the alleged profits from drug legalization would be enough to pay for the increased fetal defects, loss of workplace productivity, increased traffic fatalities and industrial accidents, increased domestic violence and the myriad other problems that would not only be high-cost items but extremely expensive in terms of social decay."
II. Drugs tied to terrisom
During the aftermath, of 9/11, the DEA, performed research through drug trafficking. Regarding the train boming in madrid, according to the DEA, "The bombers swapped hashish and ecstasy for the 440 pounds of dynamite used in the blasts, which killed 191 people and injured more than 1,400 others. Money from the drugs also paid for an apartment hideout, a car, and the cell phones used to detonate the bombs".
III. Drugs and crime
There is no doubt that drugs relate to crime. Drug crimes often involve murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, serious motor vehicle offenses with dangerous consequences, arson and hate crimes. We need to break the chain between drug and crime, not make it stronger.
We have one of the higest incaraction rates, and
IV. Jobs that require drug tests
Many jobs do not require drug tests, but that is a big exception when it comes to federal and transportaion jobs. However, one out of five employees were reported for drug tests in Colorado. It is not very shocking that many buisness owners prefere a drug free envirment. It is not unlikly to get fired if you are caught getting drugs in the workplace.
This is all for my Federal standpoint. I will do rebuttals in the next round, and include morality in my Bop
Um. I don't mean to waste a round, but I'm just informing you that you are on the Con side... we are going to be arguing about the same thing.
Commondebator forfeited this round.
My opponent and I have came to an agreement to forfeit because we were both arguing about the same side.
Please do not vote, it is a tie.
I respect him for that.
Thank you, Con.
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