Friday, September 11, 2009

Prohibition Failures

This was something I saw in a video clip talking about Prohibition in general and I wanted to share it:

From Police Captain, Peter Christ (ret.) member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) speaking about how Prohibition does not work in any way, at any place. He spoke about the very first instance of Prohibition:

1. The Law: Do not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil!

2. Location: Garden of Eden

3. Number of people involved: 2

4. Number of Trees of Knowledge to prohibit: 1

5. Entity enforcing the Prohibition: The Creator himself…wow.

We all know how that ended up. And while this is an extreme example, knowing that this almighty Prohibition itself did not work on such a small control sample is an interesting way to illustrate why it does not work.

By dangling something in front of people and saying “See this lovely thing here? Well, you can’t have it.” all you are doing is making them want it more.

This is nothing new, I just thought it was a funny illustration of Prohibition.

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