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No Speed Limit In Virginia

... today have the ability to drive much faster than the posted speed limit and many cars can double that speed. Why build cars that fast if you aren't allowed to use them to their full potential. It would be like having a computer able to run at 200MHz, but only allowed to run at 100MHz; what is the point? Currently, there is no federal speed limit however, there is a national speed limit set on commercial vehicles. So, any state is allowed to set the speed limit to what they want and "any state" means Virginia State also. The Virginia St ...

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Gun Control And Why People Think It Is Unfair

... arms", controlling distribution and sales and the registration of guns and gun owners is necessary because of the homicide rate involving guns and the violence by criminals using guns. Many people feel that gun control violates the right of the people given in the second amendment the right "to bear arms". Opponents of gun control, including the National Rifle Association, better known as the NRA, argue that the "right To bear arms" is guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and licensing restric ...

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Should Drugs Be Made Legal? (Against)

... drugs in 1989 alone, but the bad news is the numbers of prisoners have increased by 70 percent which will cost about $30 million dollars. Despite common wisdom, the U.S isn't experiencing a drug related crime wave. Government surveys show between 1980 - 1987 burglary rates fell 27 percent, robbery 21 percent and murders 13 percent, but with new drugs on the market these numbers are up. One contraversial solution is the proposal of legalizing drugs. Although people feel that legalizing drugs would lessen crime, drugs should remain illega ...

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Drugs: Hurt Players And Sports

... the National Football League are weekend or recreational users of cocaine (Burwell 1) . Forty-four Olympians have been caught with steroid use since 1972 (Corelli 28). Through Favre's painkillers, Strawberry's and Maradona's cocaine, one can see that drugs hurt the athletes as well as the sport. First Brett Favre, who was the Most Valuable Player in the National Football League last season, entered a drug abuse center for his addiction to Vicodin, a very strong painkiller (Plummer 129 ). Favre had problems because of Vicodin. Favre suffe ...

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Gun Control: More Or Less?

... we call them criminals. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had two illegal assault weapons in their arsenal at Columbine High School, the Intratec DC-9 and the 9mm HiPoint Carbine Assault Rifle. Like most killers, the two did not care about the law, they only had one thing on their mind. Murder. Another idea that has been executed is the filing of lawsuits against the gun manufacturers. That is downright ludicrous. How are the gun manufacturers to control what is done with their products? The companies make the guns for law-abiding citizens and ca ...

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Methamphetamine: Built For Speed?

... the fine line between extinction and evolution. Therefore, the human capacity to handle the velocity becomes a fragile balance. Our generation (see Gen X, 20-somethings) could be considered the sleepless generation. An age of society's children weaned on the ideals of high-speed communication and accelerated culture has prided itself in mastering many of the facets of human existence -- doing more, sleeping less. The machines of this age have in a way enabled us to create a 24-hour lifestyle. We have pushed the limits of the modern world f ...

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Lysergic Acid Diethlamide (LSD)

... the effects it would have on autistic children. This drug induces a physiological response that is consistent with that of a central nervous system stimulant. Little is known about the effects of LSD, but what is known shows that it is harmful to the nervous system. Physically, there is an increase in heart rate, an increase in blood pressure, dilation of the pupils, and some facilitation of the spinal reflexes. Once ingested, LSD takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to fully onset and the effects last anywhere from six hours to four d ...

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Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

... see, 98% believe in the death penalty. 57% believe that the death penalty is a deterrent for murder. A high of 97% of the people favor capital punishment, where 1% think that our justice system should not be more lenient on death row inmates. Only 89% think that once convicted of murder, an inmate should be sentenced to death immediately. I would like to take this time to tell you a story. On August 15, 1997, the Reverend John Miller preached a sermon at the Martha Vineyards Tabernacle in New Hampshire. He told his congregation, which i ...

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Hate Crimes And Punishment

... regardless of motive (Staff Editorial 1). For example, Person A and Person B both assault innocent people. But while beating the life out of his victim, Person B calls him a “Nigger.” His crime is considered a hate crime. Consequently, his crime will receive harsher punishment. Despite why the crime took place, the point is that a crime took place. No matter why the victim is chosen, “he or she was still harmed, the family is still going to grieve, and someone must be punished” (Staff editorial 1). Whether a person is killed for mone ...

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Legalization Of Drugs

... done about it. Therefore, I agree with Milton Freidman and his views on . Drugs have become a serious threat to the stability of our society, and legalization is one step in the right direction towards curing this seemingly unbeatable disease. How does legalizing one of the most deadly substances known to man actually eliminate it? It sounds ironical, but in fact, it makes perfect sense. First, by making drugs legal, you eliminate all source of profit made by dealers in illegal trading. Destroying that aspect of society will reduce the amount ...

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The Drinking Age In Ontario

... 18 in Ontario. One must first look at the ineffectiveness of the minimum drinking law, alcohol is easily obtained, maintaining or raising the drinking age is not going to stop underage people from getting alcohol. That is why lowering the drinking age to 18 in not inciting young people to drink. During the Prohibition , people managed to drink and regardless of the government regulations, people will drink: "Despite a legal drinking age of 19 in Ontario, most other provinces, and both territories(Single et al., 1995), statistical reports ind ...

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All Drugs Should Be Legal, Or How To End The Drug War

... using the same tactics year after year to overcome the drug war? "Overwhelming reliance on law enforcement causes the prices of the drugs to rise, which in turn, causes a rise in crime and violence in order to obtain these drugs." "and [it also] devotes much time to drug law enforcement at a cost of tens of billions more a year. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are imprisoned, and millions are marginalized, at [a] considerable cost and danger to others, by records of drug arrests and convictions (Neier A18)." Would in not make sense to ...

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