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February 29, 2004 1:15 PM   Subscribe

The Prohibition Party. Wow, these guys could do some serious damage to the presidential election of, say, the 4-H Chapter of North Dakota.
posted by Brilliantcrank (20 comments total)

 
See what the bible has to say

*clicks back button*
posted by quonsar at 1:22 PM on February 29, 2004


Great link!
posted by inksyndicate at 1:39 PM on February 29, 2004


Back Door to Prohibition: The New War on Social Drinking
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:41 PM on February 29, 2004


More back door prohibition - in New York, there's now an $80 deposit on kegs, and papers with the name of the person who bought it are attached to the side of the barrel. The deposit will not be returned without these papers intact. It's really meant to hurt underage drinking by stopping college kids from throwing parties, but we've already found a handful of ways around it. So much for that.
posted by tomorama at 1:51 PM on February 29, 2004


It's good to see the cato institute pushing for decriminalizing pot. Hopefully more conservatives see the parallels between liquor prohibition and currently-illegal drug prohibition.
posted by mathowie at 2:09 PM on February 29, 2004


I see that they're against "Commercial Pornography." So...homemade stuff is okay?
posted by ColdChef at 2:21 PM on February 29, 2004


"The writer of Ecclesiastes tried strong drink but in the end admitted that this too was vanity. (Eccl. 2:11, 12:8)"

All is vanity,but that's beside the point. You can criminalize substances all you want, but (with the exception of very physically addictive substances like cocaine & heroin) addiction has more to do with the physiology and psychology of the user than the substance itself.
posted by jonmc at 2:23 PM on February 29, 2004


This site is best viewed through the bottom of a glass.
posted by orange swan at 2:39 PM on February 29, 2004


A charming piece of Americana. This is our folk culture -- or alternative culture, really -- adapting to the Internet. The Prohibition Party represents a point of view you won't see on network television, hear from your college professors, or even hear from mainstream evangelists. It's cool in its wacky integrity. And.. yes, orange swan, it deserves a toast.
posted by Faze at 2:56 PM on February 29, 2004


Faze, you're my real dad, aren't you?
posted by jonmc at 3:13 PM on February 29, 2004


Roy Moore and the Constitution Party.
posted by homunculus at 4:22 PM on February 29, 2004


You can criminalize substances all you want, but (with the exception of very physically addictive substances like cocaine & heroin

Although it is a point of some contention, there seems to be a consensus among addiction specialists and medical science that cocaine is not physically addictive. It does produce tolerance - which is how some have classified whether or not a substance is physically addictive - but not physical withdrawals in long-term users. LSD and most other psychedelics also produce tolerances, and they are decidedly not physically addictive and produce no withdrawals. Cocaine is, however, highly addictive psychologically.
posted by krinklyfig at 4:41 PM on February 29, 2004


Anything that has been approved by Jesus Christ and Country Dick Montana at more or less opposite ends of the virtue spectrum ought to be considered acceptable for the general population.
posted by planetkyoto at 6:16 PM on February 29, 2004


Cocaine is, however, highly addictive psychologically

Because there is no jackass alive that can't benefit from "taking it bigger".
posted by maggie at 6:48 PM on February 29, 2004


Golly, planetkyoto, I thought I was the last person left who remembered Country Dick Montana. Let's have a rousing chorus of 'Are you drinkin' with me Jesus?' for the Prohibition Party.
posted by stet at 6:54 PM on February 29, 2004


Their values page lists "Against Commercial Pornography" -- does that mean they're pro-free-porn?
posted by Aaorn at 7:41 PM on February 29, 2004


what's with the fucking camels?
posted by angry modem at 8:53 PM on February 29, 2004


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posted by yhbc at 9:23 PM on February 29, 2004


Seems to me that if they really wanted to think about it a little bit, there are a lot better reasons for prohibition than the bible.

But what do I know, here I am drunk on a Sunday night. lets all sing...
posted by jmgorman at 10:44 PM on February 29, 2004


thanks for the update on roy moore, homunculus, that dude's nuts, i've seen him speak
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 8:55 AM on March 1, 2004


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