The violation to that law flooded very fast the legal system.
In 1924, Federal prisons had duplicated their population.
An study on parliamentary issues demonstrated that public lawyers waisted about 44% of their time in problems related wit the prohibition..
Corruption became a huge part of the legal system.
Lincoln C. Andrews (prohibition boss) testified in 1926 that 875 bureaucrats were fired because of corruption, bribery and inappropriate behavior.
Gangs controlled the Illegal sells of alcohol. There were FIVE THOUSAND clandestine pubs only in Chicago.
Violent crimes were common on Chicago streets.
When the prohibition ended gangs stopped operating, and even in spite of the crisis the crime’s rates were down.
We are supposed to LEARN from our mistakes, there’s evidence that prohibition is wrong.
Didn’t we learn anything?
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Federal law has to meet a set of guidelines before it can be enacted over all the states.
The feds would have a hard time arguing that they have the right to control a substance that is only sold in California, it doesn't meet the qualifications of interstate commerce.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
What a difference a decade makes in opinion. It is just a matter of time, and this vote was apparently a few years too early, and had a few too many opponents with millions of dollars worth of potential revenue loss at stake had it went through.
We have enemies engaged in both sides of this "drug war" united today celebrating this victory, the criminals and the law (as a government institution, not necessarily law as a conglomerate of all individuals). Their money still flows, their lucrative war still rages. The ones who lose are the millions of people caught in the crossfire.
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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
now if only politicans would support it as much as the public does...How many people in congress are supportive on Marijuana legalization?? I assume it's less than 5 total.
I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.
darn potheads couldn't pull themselves away from their captain crunch long enough to go vote!