When prohibition was passed, if someone wanted to be law-abidding, they could simply stop drinking. No one was forcing them to drink alcoholic beverages. They didn't have to drink them to survive. If they broke the law, it was because they chose to do so.
Really? So that's your sum total of the American political experience? If you don't need it to survive, the government is perfectly entitled to forbid it to you? What happened to wanting to be free men?
posted on 10/03/2011 11:57:15 AM PDT
If you don't need it to survive, the government is perfectly entitled to forbid it to you?
Apparently, you did not read my full post. I explicitly indicated I was not talking about prohibition itself. I simply stated that it was silly to claim that passing the law forced people to become lawbreakers. If they broke the law, they did so by choice.
posted on 10/03/2011 12:46:25 PM PDT
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