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Everyone knows what the illegal drugs are and how the people who do illegal drugs are deemed in societies throughout the world The basis of this can easily be defined from what Rousseau Thomas Hobbes and John Locke stated in The Human Project For them the effectiveness of the social contract depends on our ability to obtain a satisfactory balance between what we want and what were prepared to give up to get it The social contract breaks down when people believe theyre surrendering too much or not getting enough in return Is it not a ridiculous impossibility to have laws to protect us from relatively harmless substances and not from the devastating effects of other substances that happen to be legal It is well known that tobacco causes nearly a million deaths annually in Canada from cancer heart disease and emphysema more than 350000 people die from alcohol-related issues and its complications is the cause of cardiac and nervous system disturbances These facts suggest that the public is being falsely misled into fearing the wrong substances and into complacency about hazardous substances by allowing their sale and even subsidization So why the immense concern of illegal drugs when more deaths are resulted from cigarettes and alcohol The legalization of drugs would all together reduce the number of crimes and improve respect for the law It is hard to imagine any other single provision that could make a more significant contribution to the promotion of law and order Furthermore the Canadian Government has spent over 37 million dollars in preventing the use of drugs throughout the country and if they were to legalize drugs and when the government taxes the drugs that money goes into education about prevention of substances however with the 37 million dollars already spent it may be a squandered time In Thomas Hobbes case I believe he would be in favor of the legalization of drugs since he stated that
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