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On the flip side, was making alcohol legal again the right decision?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Apr. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • All of your questions are tiring....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't studied or understood much of anything about American history. Prohibition was a glaring, complete failure. Crime, violence, AND alcohol consumption went up during Prohibition. It was a cautionary tale. Ending it was the only sensible thing they could do in retrospect - it was a runaway train headed downhill fast, no matter what good intentions fueled it in the beginning.
    Collinsky

    Answer by Collinsky at 9:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • All of your questions are tiring....

    Sorry you feel this way, but you have a right to your opinion. :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't studied or understood much of anything about American history. Prohibition was a glaring, complete failure. Crime, violence, AND alcohol consumption went up during Prohibition. It was a cautionary tale. Ending it was the only sensible thing they could do in retrospect - it was a runaway train headed downhill fast, no matter what good intentions fueled it in the beginning

    Couldn't the same be said about the marijuana trade in the U.S.?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Couldn't the same be said about the marijuana trade in the U.S.?


    Oh yes... in fact it's the logical next cognitive leap. If people knew more about how to objectively analyze history's lessons, and how to objectively assess what works and what doesn't in the present day, and how to make reasonable projections for the future... well, life would be different, wouldn't it? People look at the Prohibition and tell themselves that the War on Drugs is different somehow; that if it weren't for the WoD, things would be a lot worse than they even are now; and that somehow, someway, what hasn't worked in the past will suddenly work in the future if we just do it harder. And anyone who disagrees is obviously a pothead who just wants their vice to be condoned, at the expense of America



    I'm not a pothead at all, in fact I don't drink or smoke anything at all... but just because something is a nice

    Collinsky

    Answer by Collinsky at 9:55 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Prohibition does not work and both alcohol and marijuana prove that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • sorry, got cut off accidentally... to finish:

    just because something is a nice idea, doesn't mean it works when implemented. Acknowledging that and being able to make necessary changes or scrap it entirely as a failed hypothesis is intelligent and prudent.
    Collinsky

    Answer by Collinsky at 9:58 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Just to mention another aspect of the failed marijuana prohibition, hemp prohibition is just insain. We legally import 300 million in raw hemp per year. If it's ok to import it why can't our farmers grow it? It can not get you high and it's legal here to buy and sell it, just not to grow it. That's just insane during these hard times for our farmers. I'm sure they would love that 300 million.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Prohibition doesn't work. It's not the govts place to tell consenting adults what they can do with or to their own bodies.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 10:05 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • I'm not for the argument of "if you can't beat them, legalize it".

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:06 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

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