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DEA Says Alcohol Prohibition Worked



If it worked so well, then why was it repealed? The DEA is rewriting history and ignoring mounds of evidence showing the failure of both alcohol prohibition in the 1920s and current drug prohibition.

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Didja know the gov't poisoned alcohol during Prohibition?

Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the United States, products regularly stolen by bootleggers and resold as drinkable spirits. The idea was to scare people into giving up illicit drinking. Instead, by the time Prohibition ended in 1933, the federal poisoning program, by some estimates, had killed at least 10,000 people.


A hidden consequence of prohibition

Sickening stuff. Not hard to believe the government is doing something along those lines today as well.

i heard it was a bunch of moms who helped change prohbition laws

so what we need is lotsa moms to band together and make a big stink about all the families that are being torn apart as our stupid laws cause so many people to be imprisoned......


ron in 12!

Sounds like

yes it worked...

for the mobs, the crooked cops and public officials, the corrupt politicans, the rogue intelligence agents, some tin pot foreign dictators, and every type of vermin that chose to feed on it. Of course they liked it.

Yes indeed, it worked for those who

got rich off of it and that includes several government officials.


The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Some Statistics on Alcoholism

Come to your own conclusions. Make suggestions. Is there any solution for the growing problem of substance abuse such as alcohol?

"Alcohol abuse causes problems with families, as 3 out of every 10 adults report that drinking has created tension and brought about major problems in the home.

In 2010 in the United States alone alcohol was the cause of around 85,000 deaths with around 22,000 of those coming from alcohol related diseases. This does not take into account the many people that are living and suffering from alcohol related diseases. A third of the deaths are from drinking and driving accidents and one of the main tragedies is that the death may not be of the alcohol impaired person, but it can be the passenger or another driver on the road.

The statistics on alcohol abuse by people that are underage are startling. According to a 2005 study teens accounted for 15% of all alcohol sold in the United States for almost $20 billion in sales. Even though people of the ages of 16-24 years of age account for 20% of the population in the U.S. that have a driver’s license they account for around 42% of the alcohol related deaths. On average underage drinking costs American taxpayers around $60 billion a year in medical costs and lost days of work.

Alcohol and the availability in an area is closely related to the number of violent assaults in that area. Areas that have more liquor stores and bars per capita have more violent assaults. Around 66% of victims between intimate partners where violence occurred have been where alcohol was involved.

In excess of 17 million adults in America can be put in the class of being an alcoholic or have a problem with alcohol abuse..."

No doubt alcohol is dangerous

Alcohol is certainly one of the most dangerous and addictive legal drugs. However, probably the only thing that could make it any worse is a return to prohibition. Prohibition in the 1920s was disastrous in terms of leading to more potent and deadly alcohol, increased alcohol consumption, and a drastic increase in crime surrounding the alcohol market. Alcohol is dangerous, no doubt, but government is the last entity that can possibly change things for the better.

How to make a neocon spontaneously combust

Tell him/her: "Pro-drug-war is anti-gun."

The alcohol war cost us the use of automatic weapons, and I would argue that almost every gun law has its roots in the violence caused by the drug war. Drug-related gang violence that would not exist in the absence of a drug war is the impetus for gun laws.

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they (dea)are criminals

maniacs --oh redundant


I guess we should prohibit

I guess we should prohibit alcohol again!

2+2=5 Nothing to see here folks. Move along now.

And people who ran the death

And people who ran the death camps along with the police who rounded up the Jews thought the holocaust was a good thing at the time.

When one is heavily invested in something they tend to feel a psychological need to justify it no matter how bad it is.

It's called

job security.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

BINGO! so they must defend it

BINGO! so they must defend it to exist!!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle