"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) 16th US President
Dec. 18, 1840
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Not shooting the messenger, YES. Compelled compliance by government is a violation and punition against the nature of the noble specie man. Wether of not your personal beliefs or actions include imbibing in chemical spirits, it is lawfully an individual choice. The consequences of a party's actions are also personal, possibly entering the domain of justice.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    No, prohibition is a taking away the toxic "remedies" from the mentally ill out of control children who cannot make the pertinent decisions for themselves. In an evil empire the children who run everything use torture to reinstate their toxic "remedies." Adults have faith in a direct reasonable approach to problems.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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