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January 08, 2011


Evert McDowell

Not sure the WCTU is a movement to be commended. Their drive for prohabition and success in this cause gave life to organized crime like no other force or event had done previously. The era of violence and death that prohibition brought lasted well into the 1970s.

Temperance was/is a laudable cause, but one must ever be aware of the law of unintended consequences. Prohibition was the greatest act of non-military violence on the American people (as a whole) up until the rise of the Columbian drug trade.

Working for peace is also laudable, but the bumper sticker that reads "Other than ending slavery, putting a stop to racial genocide, and liberating the oppressed, war has never solved anything" is truer than many would like to accept.

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