Laster sind keine Verbrechen

This essay will conclude my discussion of prohibition and the abolitionists. It summarizes Lysander Spooner’s specific objections, as found in Vices are not Crimes, to the most common arguments used by prohibitionists.

According to some advocates of prohibition, only the manufacture and sale of liquor should be legally banned, not its possession or consumption by individuals. Indeed, this was the case with the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (the prohibition amendment), which outlawed only “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”

Concluding Remarks on Vices are not Crimes

This essay will conclude my discussion of prohibition and the abolitionists. It summarizes Lysander Spooner’s specific objections, as found in Vices are not Crimes, to the most common arguments used by prohibitionists. According to some advocates of prohibition, only the manufacture and sale of liquor should be legally banned, not its possession or consumption by individuals.



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