I Can Say What I Want! This Paper Is Of An Argumentative Nature In An Attempt To Prove One Simple Point...Our Constitution Is Badly In Need Of Repair.

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"I like drugs, I love drugs. Drugs are family fun." ("The X-Files.") A college student high on the drug ecstasy spoke these chilling words. When I saw this videotape, I could not believe my eyes and ears. The proliferation of illegal drugs in today's society appears to run rampant, use growing each day in leaps and bounds. How can this be? How is information concerning illegal activity transmitted effectively? The answer is quite simple; our Constitution allows this freedom. The freedom to use illicit drugs is illegal, but the freedom to express how to make and partake of illegal drugs or anything else illegal for that matter is allowed in accordance to the First Amendment of our Constitution. Yes, you read that correctly, it is legal to tell in detail how to make and properly consume illegal drugs. The student quoted in the first lines of this paper had access to a published manual explaining how to produce the illegal drug ecstasy. A published book? Is this legal? According to Jim Molesa, a DEA agent, it is; there is nothing that law enforcement can do to prevent the publication of ecstasy instruction manuals without violating the First Amendment of our Constitution. ("The X-Files.")Do you think our founding fathers envisioned today's society or were even concerned with what our nation would be like over 200 years in the future? Freedoms meant to preserve our country have gradually been twisted to suit individual needs over the good of the nation. This becomes very clear when you can find publications of how to create illegal substances at your local bookstore, library, or the Internet. Manuals concerning death and mass destruction abound everywhere you look. Were these types of freedoms even considered when the First U.S. Congress drafted the Constitution in 1789? Created in the infancy of our great nation, the constitution was written to set standards for our new government and to prevent dictation and control of the people as they had been under Great Britain's rule. The very words of Article 3 express this as well,"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."(First U.S. Congress.)Upon thinking of what had happened to our country a few years earlier, it is clear to see that the first official government wanted to prevent tyranny imposed by government towards the people of our nation. They did not have a clue as to what implications this seemingly perfect set of rules would have on a modern world full of technology and cultural diversity. Many are not in agreement with this at all. Some people, particularly members of the press feel that the creators of the Bill of Rights envisioned our country as it is today and wrote it to accommodate that "vision" (Cross).Times were simpler then; technology did not run rampant....

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