Quote from Mark Thornton,
"The new puritans have been highly successful. All of the preconditions for new prohibitions on alcohol and tobacco are in place. ... Indeed, the future agenda of the federal government has already been established to outlaw alcohol and tobacco in the near future. ... If current trends persist, America will be moving toward stricter prohibitions, greater restrictions, and more centralized control over consumption. This represents an erosion of liberty at its most fundamental level."
Mark Thornton (more quotes by Mark Thornton or books by/about Mark Thornton)
"The Fall and Rise of Puritanical Policy in America", Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 1996), p. 159
Alcohol, America, Centralization, Drugs, Prohibition, Puritan, Smoking, Statism