"Prohibition is an awful flop.  We like it. 
It can't stop what it's meant to stop.  We like it. 
It's left a trail of graft and slime,
It don't prohibit worth a dime, 
It's filled our land with vice and crime. 
Nevertheless, we're for it."
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(-: ok, I like it - accurate observation :-)
 -- Mike, Norwalk
 
The exact same goes for this "War on Drugs" which actually a war on people.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx
 
I wonder what he would have thought of "Operation Fast and Furious"...the gun walking program where the US Government (BATFE) was shipping guns to Mexican drug lords that got a couple of hundred people killed.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary
 
However futile Prohibition Acts go -It would be a human lapse if there is no such law.. May be the punishment needs to be more severe..
 -- Vedapushpa, Bangalore - India
 
Vedapushpa, I am not quite sure I understand your comment. Are you using sarcasm ? Are you making fun of fascists (sorta like - the beatings will continue until moral improves) ? History demonstrates over, and over again, the more severe the punishment for non-adherence to prohibitions, the more violent and immoral (with a trail of graft and slime) individuals making up society become. You usually have such good comments, what did you mean above ?
 -- Mike, Norwalk
 
Vedapushpa...on what level would it be a human lapse?
If I decide that Chai is evil and make a law against using it punishable by death...am I creating a moral law? By who's authority is it decided what a person can or can not put into their own bodies? By what moral foundation do we justify forcing our own "version" of morality on others? I don't advocate drug use but what others do to themselves is none of my business...and none of yours either. That is until, an actual law of justice is broken...and THEN justice needs to be swift and severe.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary
 
As a libertarians I have always believed one may do unto himself whatever he likes, but also must face his own consequences. No Medicaid to turn to.
 -- Cal, lewisville, TX
 
 
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