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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 02:35 PM

30. From the stories my father used to tell us the prohibition was not working just like the War on

Drugs is not working.

Just a simple story will show what I mean: When my husband and I moved into a house in small town America my father came to visit. He looked rather puzzled. Then he took a walk to look the neighborhood over. Came back laughing and went to look at the bathtub. The house i was living in belonged to the local bootlegger. The dance hall was just down the block on the same alley. Dad and his bunch used to walk down that alley to buy the booze.

FDR simply ended a program that did not work. And as we all know it opened the field for more jobs, taxation of the product and regulation of production. Prior to that much of it was made at home with not oversite of methods and the state did not get to tax it. Alcoholism existed long before that. We also would just have continued to make home brew. Alcoholism would nto have gone away.

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