SURE WANT TO LEGALİZE DRUGS?
In the century of freedom that we are living in, we have started to face this new world’s new problems and new situations such as legalization of drugs. Many people are having dilemmas about drug legalization coming between ethical values and right of freedom. However, surely forbidding something for people’s and communities’ own benefits doesn’t go along with our perception of democracy and freedom. What freedom means is being able to do whatever individuals want without disturbing others’ rights and freedoms. Then we should mainly focus on the “…without disturbing others’ rights and freedoms.” part . Therefore , even if we are not the one’s that are capable of legislating , governments should care about our voices and be careful about this subject; because of legalizing drugs and giving people the right individually use of drugs regarding public’s rights and freedom will cause lots of consequences and problems. Therefore , in this precise situation , drugs should not be legalized in Turkey. Legalization of drugs will bring some problems with itself. First of all, legalization of drugs will increase drug usage and the number of drug addicts as it will be stabled in our daily lives with power of laws. Therefore drug usage will seem normal as everyone will have right to use it, and people will find enough confidence to try it even tough they don’t really want to use it , but fur to curiosity. If we look into our past legalization experiences such as legalization of alcohol or smoking , we can easily see the correlation between the number of addicts and legalization of additional materials. Secondly, increase in drug usage will increase the crime rate related to drugs. We are going to be able to the violence movie scenes in our streets as underground drug wars will spread to aboveground, the increase in drug addicts will increase the number of people in need of drugs, and it will occur the easiest way of drug afford: violence....
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