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1. Prohibition created disrespect for the law.
2. Prohibition eroded respect for religion.
3. Prohibition created organized crime.
4. Prohibition permanently corrupted law enforcement, the court system, and politics.
5. Prohibition overburdened police, courts, and the penal system.
6. Prohibition harmed people financially, emotionally, and morally.
7. Prohibition caused physical harm. - Because alcohol was illegal, its purity was not regulated. While fruit, vegetable, and grain alcohol is usually safe, alcohol made from wood is not — but it is difficult to tell the difference until too late. Over 10,000 people died during Prohibition from drinking wood alcohol. Others who were not killed went permanently blind or had severe organ damage.
The same happens today with illegal drugs — most overdoses are accidental, a result from not knowing the purity or strength of the drug.
8. Prohibition changed the drinking habits of our country — for the worse.
9. Prohibition made cigarette smoking a national habit.
10. Prohibition prevented the treatment of drinking problems.
11. Prohibition caused “immorality.”
12. Prohibition was phenomenally expensive.
originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
a reply to: crazyewok
@Has the war on drugs resulted in more deadly drugs appearing?
I don't think twod has caused the new appearances it may be that some wish to play mad scientist to advance their financial situations over existing interest associated w/ twod and so to attempt to place themselves ahead of existing interest some may be designing anything(s) to grab the populaces interest levels w/ hope that their new form of extremism overtakes the existing. In the process many abusing are basically being approached as lab mice until the products are more touched up.
To 1 the answer is health (early) education programs for the youth as well as leadership enhancement courses to teach the youth how to better lead themselves and not follow others bad habits which grows them into adults that are not even interested in the drugs at all…
originally posted by: iwilliam
The war on drugs has consistently done the exact opposite of what it's supposed to do, in terms of its impact on society. This is just one example of many. I believe this "war" has done far more damage to society than that which is purports to fight.