Pubdate: Mon, 14 Oct 2002
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (TX)
Copyright: 2002 The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Author: Bob Ramsey


Re: The letter "Money Spurs Drug Sales" (A-J, 10-8).

In 82 words, the letter writer spells out the bottom line on prohibition,
whether it's prohibition of alcohol, uppers, downers, or sideways-ers: The
treatment is worse than the disease.

From a religious viewpoint, prohibition substitutes worldly force for
spiritual self-control. But when we put our trust in an arm of flesh, we
abandon our trust in God.

From a secular view, prohibition is based on the premise that we humans must
be protected from our own corruptibility. But it is impractical because it
must be enforced by other equally corruptible humans.

The letter writer is onto something. If you check the history of alcohol
prohibition, you will find it was enacted by women under the slogan "Save
Our Children From Alcohol."

And it was repealed by the same women under the slogan "Save Our Children
From Prohibition."

You can check out some posters at:


Drug Policy Forum of Texas

Via e-mail 
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