Wednesday, July 20, 2016

You Cannot Criminalize Popularity, and Alcohol Remains Popular

   You cannot make illegal that which is popular. If you pass a law against it, the people will find a way to do it, anyway.
   Case in point: The Prohibition. With so many wanting to drink, there were those who would run into the market place, more than willing to provide the product. That's supply and demand, one of the basic principles of the American economy. It is funny, then, that one of the basic principles of the American economy led to the downfall of America's attempt to prohibit alcohol.
   I do not know that I oppose another prohibition. But, before there is one, the nation would need to tone down its drinking habits. You cannot criminalize popularity. You cannot make illegal a substance the people clamor for.

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