In the spirit of boldly following the truth where ever it leads; can I get any agreement on the following statement?
Prohibition is an absolute, 100% guarantee that there will be increased gang activity, increased gang power, increased gang violence, an escalating police presence, and increased corruption at the police level working its way up through government at higher levels, with a coresponding deterioration of respect for police, and the rule of law, among the general public.
Yes or no? You have to take all points in the above sentence together. If you disagree with any part of it, your answer is “No”. Give a brief, simple explanation of why you disagree. For our purposes here, we will limit the definition of Prohibition to; a federal ban on alcohol or any other popular intoxicant. This has nothing to do with your opinions, or clinical expertise, on this or that drug, the general effects of intoxicants on society or any of that. Keep all of that out of the discussion, please. Focus like a laser beam.
Yes or no?