Our government at work

Here’s something I did not know: During Prohibition, the federal government poisoned alcohol to make illicit drinking more dangerous. Over a thousand people were killed in New York City alone.

This is particularly interesting in light of the fact that drinking liquor was not even illegal. (Prohibition outlawed the production, sale, and transportation of liquor, but not its consumption.) The federal government killed thousands of people who weren’t even committing any crime.

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