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We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts -- wets, drys, and hypocrites.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hyman Roth: There was this kid I grew up with - he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me - you know. We did our first work together - worked our way out of the street. Things were good, we made the most of it. During Prohibition - we ran molasses into Canada - made a fortune - you father, too. As much as anyone, I loved him - and trusted him. Later on he had an idea - to build a city out of a desert stop-over for GI's on the way to the West Coast. That kid's name was Moe Green - and the city he invented was Las Vegas. This was a great man - a man of vision and guts. And there isn't even a plaque - or a signpost - or a statue of him in that town! Someone put a bullet through his eye. No one knows who gave the order - when I heard it, I wasn't angry; I knew Moe - I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead - I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen - I didn't ask who gave the order - because it had nothing to do with business!More [02/23/2007 12:02:00]
XXXX: Always remember that one day all this drug monkey business will be legal. They won't leave it to people like me... not when they finally figure out how much money is to be made - not millions, fucking billions. Recreational drugs PLC - giving the people what they want... Good times today, Stupor tomorrow. But this is now, so until prohibition ends make hay whilst the sun shines.More [07/11/2008 12:07:00]
Tector Crites (Jackson gang:
[voice-over] Looking back, we had, in the person of Teddy Roosevelt, the finest President in the history of this country. He had the spirit and determination that matched the times and the land. Then the women got the vote, and everything went to hell. While our boys was overseas fighting the Kaiser, the women got Prohibition put in. Drinking and gambling and whoring were declared unlawful. All those things which come natural to men became crimes.

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1930. Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city's billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and tommy gun. It is the time of the Ganglords. It is the time of Al Capone.



Reporter:
[to Al Capone] An article, which I believe appeared in a newspaper, asked why, since you are, or it would seem that you are, in effect, the mayor of Chicago, you've not simply been appointed to that position.

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Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now.More [09/26/2011 01:09:03]
Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.More [10/24/2011 09:10:33]
I agree with Howard on this. You look at any culture and prohibition has invariably been unmitigated failure. It is just idiotic to criminalize any substance, I think. It needs to be controlled, managed. If you legalize somMore [11/15/2011 03:11:01]
I agree with Howard on this. You look at any culture and prohibition has invariably been unmitigated failure. It is just idiotic to criminalize any substance, I think. It needs to be controlled, managed. If you legalize something then you use the taxation from the sale of that drug to help people who become addicted to those substances. It is not going to go away. The way on drugs is being lost on a daily basis.More [11/15/2011 03:11:14]
Do you know I believe that [William Jennings] Bryan will force his nomination on the Democrats again. I believe he will either do this by advocating Prohibition, or else he will run on a Prohibition platform independent of the Democrats. But you will see that the year before the election he will organize a mammoth lecture tour and will make Prohibition the leading note of every address.More [12/04/2011 10:12:02]
The constitutional prohibition against laws respecting an establishment of religion must at least mean that in this country it is no part of the business of government to compose official prayers for any group of the American people to recite as part.More [06/09/2012 01:06:41]
It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don't come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Communism is like Prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't workMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is pain in prohibitionMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Against self-slaughter
There is a prohibition so divine
That cravens my weak hand.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So glistered the dire Snake, and into fraud
Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree
Of Prohibition, root of all our woe.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Martyrs of Japan, 1597 Seven principles for eradicating selfish ambition in the fellowship: 1. the ministry of holding one's tongue Often we combat our evil thoughts most effectively if we absolutely refuse to allow them to be expressed in words... Thus it must be a decisive rule of every Christian fellowship that each individual is prohibited from saying much that occurs to him. This prohibition does not include the personal word of advice and guidance. But to speak about a brother is forbidden, More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once during Prohibition I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[Abrams described a historically significant episode that revealed how the medical establishment -not just the government- has upheld prohibition.] In 1997 after the law was changed in California, Jerome Kassirer, who was Editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, wrote an editorial on medical marijuana called 'federal foolishness,' saying 'We know this drug works, everybody has their anecdotal experience of people who have benefited from it, get over it, reschedule it, make it schedule 2.' Unfortunately, More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What began as a miracle substance subsequently became a youth cult drug, and thus a political danger for America. The decision of the U.S. to ban LSD was purely political. Every doctor has controlled access to heroin, morphine and even strychnine. But for LSD there's a total prohibition.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The White House wants California to march in lockstep with its misguided prohibition of medical marijuana, but the Constitution says otherwise. The federal government cannot force California or the city of Santa Cruz to make medical marijuana use a crime, nor can the federal government use the threat of criminal prosecution to intentionally sabotage state and local laws that it does not like.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There was definitely broad Senate opposition to the concept of a national 1.5-mile prohibition.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
according to a letter from the GAO to the Department of Education. ''This violated the publicity or propaganda prohibition.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A center of social life for more than 20 years, the club felt little impact from prohibition - except the wonderful stories of narrow-escape raids as liquor supplies were whisked out the back door and stashed in the homes of nearby members.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prohibition doesn't work, and again, they've put the evidence right there showing that responsible regulation has hugely reduced cigarette use.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The approach we've taken in Nevada is that what we need is a system of regulation, not the Wild West, which is what we have now under prohibition. The message is to treat it the same as we treat alcohol.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the things is that the good intentions of Prohibition, from reading over the years and from becoming obsessed with the research of gangs in New York City, seems to have allowed crime figures at the time, like Luciano, Capone, Torrio and Rothstein, to organize to become more powerful, which pulled all the way through until the '70s.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The ban on sports betting does exactly what Prohibition did. It makes criminals rich.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in our midst; let us try prohibition and see what this will do for usMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There'd never been a more advantageous time to be a criminal in America than during the 13 years of Prohibition. At a stroke, the American government closed down the fifth largest industry in the United States - alcohol production - and just handed it to criminals - a pretty remarkable thing to do.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Making prohibition work is like making water run uphill; it's against nature.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Compromise of 1850 provided that the prohibition of slavery should be left up to the individual States, thus thwarting the Canaanites in their attempts to make this problem an excuse for federal intervention and a cause of war between the States.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the 1920s, we thought the problems associated with alcohol could be solved by police and jails. Prohibition taught us we were wrong. The strategy of the present drug war is Prohibition redux.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prohibition is an attempted cure that makes matters worse - for both the addict and the rest of us.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no logical basis for the prohibition of marijuana. $7.7 billion is a lot of money, but that is one of the lesser evils. Our failure to successfully enforce these laws is responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in Colombia. I haven't even included the harm to young people. It's absolutely disgraceful to think of picking up a 22-year-old for smoking pot. More disgraceful is the denial of marijuana for medical purposes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But the worst handicap we had the prohibition of naming individual units who had done the fighting.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Trying to wage war on 23 million Americans who are obviously very committed to certain recreational activities is not going to be any more successful than Prohibition was.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When we finally decide that drug prohibition has been no more successful than alcohol prohibition, the drug dealers will disappear.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There's a prohibition against taking it away.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think that, that it would be hard for New Hampshire to vote for somebody who was a fundamentalist minister, affable as he is. He does seem to actually want to write, for example, a prohibition against abortion into the Constitution , which Ronald Reagan, for all his talking about it, never tried to do one time.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The first precept in Buddhism is "Do not kill." This precept is not merely a legalistic prohibition, but a realization of our affinity with all who share the gift of life. A compassionate heart provides a firm ground for this precept.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prohibition only drives drunkenness behind doors and into dark places, and does not cure it or even diminish it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Faithful to the cause of Prohibition - She hath done what she couldMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When Prohibition was introduced, I hoped that it would be widely supported by public opinion and the day would soon come when the evil effects of alcohol would be recognised. I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened; and crime has increased to a level neveMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I maintain the importance of an absolute prohibition against torture, while acknowledging that even absolute prohibitions can sometimes be broken. If that is a contradiction, it is a contradiction that ethics has to embrace, or else it becomes like glass: hard, clear, but fatally inflexible.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
From the outset, MoMA followed the Bauhaus's strict prohibition against design that even hinted at the decorative, a prejudice that skewed the pioneering museum's view of Modernism for decades.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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