At a recent United Nations event, “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem”, President of Tge United States, Donald Trump made remarks that have prompted the global media to insist he is brewing a new “War Against Drugs”. In his speech, Donald Trump stated: “It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is. The scourge of drug addiction continues to claim too many lives in the United States and in nations around the world. Today, we commit to fighting the drug epidemic together.”
“As the 2018 World Drug Report highlights, cocaine and opium production have hit record highs — incredibly — and global deaths caused by drug use have increased by 60 percent from the year 2000 to 2015. So, in 15 years, it gone up 60 percent, which is absolutely terrible. As we know, illicit drugs are linked to organized crime, illegal financial flows, corruption, and terrorism. It’s vital for public health and national security that we fight drug addiction and stop all forms of trafficking and smuggling that provide the financial lifeblood for vicious transnational cartels.”
“For this reason, last month, the United States announced a “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem.” The call is simple: reduce drug demand; cut off the supply of illicit drugs; expand treatment; and strengthen international cooperation. If we take these steps together, we can save the lives of countless people in all corners of the world. And when I say countless, I’m talking about millions and millions of people.”
Trump’s speech is ethical and straight forward. It is indeed a necessary move (albeit possibly political) as millions of people globally die or loose functional capabilities annually due to drug usage. Although, very important, drug-abuse victims should be helped and not necessarily treated like criminats, just in case this is Trump’s team’s subliminal goal. Here are the top 3 reasons why we support Trump’s war on Drugs:
1. The call for war on drugs wants to reduce overall drug demand. This war is not limited to illegal drugs but all drugs which would also affect the billion dollars pharmaceutical industry. The profitability of the pharmaceutical industry has made companies like Pfizer care more about selling 50 Billion Dollars worth of drugs and less about the significant side effects that criple humans. Millions of children are immunized annually and diseases such as Autism are on the rise. We hope that the war on drugs will begin the reversal of the spike of ailments caused by prescription and illegal drugs alike. Every drug must be extremely carefully weighed before being presented to any human.
2. The USA plays a significant leadership role in world affairs today. It didn’t start with President Nixon, it shouldn’t stop with President Obama. Making the world a better and safer place is a responsibility of every leader. In 1971, Nixon started the “War on Drugs,” causing illegal drugs to be labelled as “public enemy number one.” In the 1980s, Nancy Reagan created the “Just Say No” to drugs movement through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. Other North American Presidents including Obama, Reagan, Clinton, and both Bushes played their roles in the war against drugs. Trump should and is playing a role. We look forward to saying careful, worthy actions emerge from his speech.
3. Weaker minds will be saved. Many naturally find it had to say no to drugs just like they find it hard to say no to peer pressure. This is where leadership, the United Nations and similar bodies play out their responsibilities as ethical bodies for progress. The war on drugs will save millions and help them Push Their Dreams rather than become menaces to society.