Leading By Example: Drugs And The Presidency



At some point the American public must take a stand and decide what they feel are appropriate aspects of the person that will represent them for four years as the President of the United States. But when will this be, and will it even happen at all? I feel that drug use by a presidential candidate at any time in his life is grounds for ineligibility to the office.
This issue has been raised once again as the time to elect a new president draws near. The Republican party’s leading candidate, George W. Bush, has dodged questions about his involvement with illegal substances such as marijuana and cocaine by stating that he hasn’t used them since at least 1974. Clearly, had he never used ...

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Bush’s drug use will be broadcast to other countries. This should concern you, the reader, because the president’s image is all some foreigners know of our country. For instance, consider the disgrace brought upon the United States by the President Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal. This issue was the primary focus of the news for months. Although that scandal was not drug related, it still represents the type of distraction created when a leading media figure dabbles in immoral acts. There’s no doubt that citizens and leaders of other countries were appalled at the fact that our leader had lied to the country about his personal involvement’s. In this instance, Bush is not necessarily lying to the public but is disclosing information in an almost cowardly manner. It is a known fact that the United States is economically and technologically superior to the other nation’s of the world. One would hope that its reputation would be upheld in a dignified manner.
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