DEA Wants Prohibition Back?

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on September 13th, 2005

The Drug Enforcement Administration is apparently experiencing some nostalgia for the good old days of Prohibition, as evidenced by the following from their official Just Think Twice website:

A word about prohibition: lots of you hear the argument that alcohol prohibition failed—so why are drugs still illegal? Prohibition did work. Alcohol consumption was reduced by almost 60% and incidents of liver cirrhosis and deaths from this disease dropped dramatically (Scientific American, 1996, by David Musto). Today, alcohol consumption is over three times greater than during the Prohibition years. Alcohol use is legal, except for kids under 21, and it causes major problems, especially in drunk driving accidents.

MADD is not alone….


(Thanks to Scott Henson of Austin, Texas.)

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