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Drugs: Should their sale and use be legalized? Milton Friedmans There’s No Justice in the War on Drugs is an article detesting the “war on drugs” in America that was published in the New York Times in 1998. His argument comes in response to the “ethical flaws” in President Nixons “War on Drugs” policy from 1972, comparing it to prohibition. His original argument was based on the ethical argument of the people’s right to choose or not choose to use drugs. In this he uses statistics to display the negative impact is has had on our prisons and the African American race. He also manages to point out the fallacies that have befallen the general public as a result of the policy implemented 25 years previous to his article. Friedman cites the lack of painkilling options for terminally ill cancer patients and the relative cost and condition of the drugs and needles that are being found on the street as something that can be eliminated with the legalization of drugs. Friedmans argument is centered around moral and ethical flaws against the current policy rather than a
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Salcedo during the Spring '07 term at UT Arlington.

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