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Agurmentative Essay Responding To ""Programs Don't Make Sense", By Peter B. Gemma Jr

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In the article "programs don't make sense", Peter B. Gemma Jr. emphasizes that the policy that give out free needles to junkies to help them avoid from the affection of AIDS is totally wrong. His main ground is that government cannot subsidize free needles to reduce the number of people using drug. However, I totally disagree with him because his arguments were flawed.First, when he says that the program does not save the drug-addictions, he does not give out any hard evidence to prove it. He does not supply the readers the necessary information to draw conclusion. He uses several assumptions-just only assumptions- in order to prove his point. "It's wrong", "It's wrong" and "it's wrong" are just his objective ideas. We don't have other perspective views as well as number and statistics. The author tries to persuade on the ground of his idea, not on the fact or the conclusive data. He uses a ...view middle of the document...

Thus, his point that Clinton- policy about giving away needles is fatally wrong has no evidence, experiment along with concrete proof. He makes the reader have another thought about his point of view.Second, when he says that subsidizing free needles does not help to decrease the number of drug-abusers, the reader will wonder that is it the real purpose of this program? No. As he also mentions in this article, the ethnical purpose of this policy is to reduce the number of AIDS infections. Maybe when we supply free needles, we cannot control the increasing trend of injection drugs into the body of drug-abusers. But one thing we can make sure, we really decrease the chance of transmitting AIDS to another drug-abusers. The author keeps insisting the points that giving away free needles will harm the taxpayers. However, curing an AIDS patient costs the social as a whole more than curing drug-abusers. Moreover, a drug-addition can be recovered but an AIDS infection cannot. So, why do we stop a policy that curing people and replace it by letting people die? If we don't give out free needles, can we be sure that the number of drug-users is decline? But if we do subsidize free needles, we can make sure that we give a hand to stop the AIDS and help many others avoid from it. Thus, I totally disagree with the author when he provokes to stop a policy that truly help people by stopping the most dangerous disease named AIDS.In conclusion, we see that this article contains a totally incorrect viewpoint about a rational policy that helps stopping the contamination of AIDS. The author does not give out any fact and evidences to show his points. Moreover, on the social ground, he just wants to save the taxpayers a billion of a penny when others die in the excruciating of AIDS. We should advocate this policy as well as promoting new education programs to the drug-abusers. We have to show them that we never leave them alone. Together, we will find them and bring and back, not leaving them in the hell of the heartless taxpayers.

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