Prohibition is Still a Bad Idea

Society likes scapegoats to blame negative human behaviors on.  Sometimes we blame immigrants or foreign labor, and sometimes we blame drugs or the devil.

But prohibiting these things won’t make people holier.  It makes them criminals but they’ll keep on acting like people.  This means belonging to the wrong nation or church or ethnic group, or it means drinking and smoking and popping pills.

We tried to get rid of alcohol, and realized that was pretty stupid.  Now can we realize that the rest of our prohibitions are just as silly and ill-conceived?

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