June 6, 2005

PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK!

by Helen Hughes
The fact that prohibition is a failure is well documented throughout history.

FACT: Prohibition created a war between the citizens and the government that was formed to govern and protect them.

FACT: Prohibition created the perfect environment for criminal gangs to flourish.

FACT: Prohibition did not stop people enjoying "illicit liquor" it just made them criminals for doing so.

FACT: Prohibition gives the prohibited substance an inflated "market" value.

FACT: Prohibition continues today. Here in New Zealand it costs you, me and every other productive person in this country, millions and millions of dollars every year to enforce.

FACT: Prohibition fills our prisons with people who have done nothing more than enjoy a substance the government has chosen to prohibit. Thousands of people are imprisoned for victimless crimes.

Prohibition removes the right of adults to make their own choices in life.

Prohibition removes the rights of business owners to trade with other adults as they wish. A perfect example of this happened recently with the rights of publicans being removed with the "Ban Smoking" laws and bureaucracy grew even bigger with the creation of "Nicotine Police".

Nanny State is systematically removing all the things we may choose to enjoy, and is robbing us blind while doing it - for our own good of course!

Nanny State is making all the choices for our lives from the cradle to the grave, and is seriously punishing any New Zealander who would dare to think for themselves - for our own good of course!

Nanny State will create more and more prohibited substances, such as natural herbal remedies, "party pills" and dietary supplements. Even now we are only able to use medications that are approved by the government.

This is excessive government intrusion into our private lives by a bureaucratic system out of control.


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