"There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power." By William H. Harrison To Understand this, perhaps it would be easier to put this into a more modern term that means the same. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Power is like a drug, its addicting. The stronger the drug the more addicted one becomes. In the exact case of power, the more power one has the more addicted they are to the power. Just like a drug addict it will often make people do things they would not normally do. This was one of the main concerns from our fore fathers. This is what drove them in the direction of our three branches of government, the legislative branch, the judicial branch, and executive branch. Each one of these branches acts as checks and balance system for the other. Recently this exact situation has come up in our government. Our current president has asked for the right to by pass congress to be able to raise the debt ceiling as he deems necessary. This is an attempt to bypass the checks and balance system that congress has over the presidency. Thereby, channeling too much power into one branch over our country. To allow this much power in any one branch would be the foundation for corruption and failure of this country’s governmental system due to excessive power. This is a good example of a dictatorship and how one person’s make decisions for all based about his views and not the views of the people he is governing. I think it is truly amazing how our fore fathers well over 200 years ago saw that this could very well happen and were smart enough to put in the checks and balance system. A great example of abuse of power is our healthcare system. It was not supported by the majority of the people, but because one party forced threw a bill that was not even completely written yet, we now have a healthcare system that we have no way of paying for and do not fully even understand the effects this law will have in the end. As an example, even Nancy Pelosi, the house majority leader, had said, “…you have to pass
many crowd knows that the use of drug leads to crime, one of the ability to hit a target of our President is to fight drug and corruption. The use of drug that serves as a channel to crimes like corruption as said. Even so, addiction to drugs is infinite. People can't restrain it's habit to these substances. Their lives was ruined by their terror addiction, however, some group of people was deep-pocketed with these drugs and make other persons well-to-do the job like selling those white powder within…
criminalizing some drugs, while approving others without rational criteria, is clearly arbitrary and deceitful. Why are marijuana users criminals while alcohol and tobacco users are not? Why are marijuana dealers demonized, but alcohol and tobacco dealers are not?
5. Marijuana is effective medicine. There's overwhelming evidence that marijuana can safely relieve pain, nausea and vomiting caused by various illnesses. In fact, marijuana is patently safer than many commonly prescribed drugs.
there are some key differences. There’s a presence of drug abuse in the movie that was not there in the play, the settings are drastically different, and the play of power switches between the play and the movie.
In the original play of Othello there was no mention of drug abuse, however; in the movie there is a strong basis for abuse. Odin, the character in the movie based off of Othello, is a cocaine user, steroids, and alcohol. Odin did drugs as often as he breathed oxygen. When he used them he…
April 17, 2014
The Mexican War on Drugs
Mexican’s political don’t want see the consequences of war in Mexico, causing great power on cartels and many innocent deaths. The prevalence of drugs and violence in Mexico due to the drug cartels, which have been present in Mexico since the eighties. However, the posters have changed over the years because of changes in power and leadership and government intervention.
Instead of the current war, the Mexican government…
Marijuana: Why It Should Be Legalized
Do you really think Marijuana should be legal for such a long time? In my opinion, I
think marijuana should be legalized already. Not only for medical uses but for recreational uses
too. Marijuana should be legalized for various reasons, in today’s society it is the most common
drug to partake in. If we were to sell Marijuana behind counters, the profits of selling it would
boost the American economy, not only that but marijuana isn’t a harmful drug, it’s more of a…
audience of the reason marijuana is illegal and why it should be legal.
a. Not many of us think of why some substances are illegal. We think that all drugs are bad and make you do bad things, including marijuana. But if you dig a little deeper you might find something pretty interesting
a. Why marijuana is illegal
a.i. The war on drugs, according to HighTimes, has been and will always be about the government keeping there power.
a.ii. When an idea of the prohibition of…
industry is an ever growing, mega-pharmaceutical giants such as Johnson & Johnson, Teva, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer; just to name a few still around today. Drugs are expensive to: make, sell, and buy; they are one of the biggest commodities on earth. Corporations spend millions to even billions of dollars on research to find what kind of drug can heal, is cheap to produce, and able to double, triple, quadrupole profits. Pharmaceutical companies are cold-hearted and nefarious organisms, just a few…
Why I Should Be Allowed to Participate in Drug Court
The past month has definitely been a learning experience for me. The biggest lesson that I have learned would have to be about complacency. Since I first started attending AA & NA meetings I have heard people say that they became complacent. They felt comfortable where they were in their sobriety and decided that it was okay to slack off a little bit. It was okay to miss the occasional meeting and not call their sponsor every day…
THE UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT
COURSE: DEVELOPMENT, STATE BUILDING, HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONFLICT: POLITICS OF WESTERN ASIA AND BEYOND
GV537 ESSAY 2
Why has Afghanistan been so Prone to Conflict?
A large number of world’s poorest countries are currently suffering, or have recently suffered from a large – scale conflicts. One of these countries – Afghanistan – suffers from a series of conflicts that have continued for more than three decades already. This war – torn country…
weed, serves many medical benefits, is virtually harmless, public polls show a growing favorability to at least decriminalization, and it is finally no longer becoming a fringe issue. Even President Obama had his drug czar, Gil Kelikowske, tell a liberal think-tank (falsely) about the drug war “reforms” that they have made to please their base. With marijuana legalization gaining more press and public acceptance, how is it still illegal?
Marijuana is still illegal in most of the US, as the Justice…