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Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
Originally Posted by Soderlund
Joseph Goebbels had the same opinion regarding education. Even though Nazi Germany was the first country to establish the link between smoking and lung cancer, they preferred to educate people about the dangers of smoking rather than to outright ban it. The reasoning is sound, but an effective prohibition achieves a better end result (fewer people would smoke than if you had just educated them). I guess I just don't see a reason to why anyone should be allowed to smoke, drink alcohol or do drugs. Maybe I am wrong though.
a counter question, is what reason is there why anyone SHOULDN'T be allowed to smoke, drink alcohol and/or do drugs?
History has already demonstrated that banning things (alcohol for instance) simply DOESN'T WORK, it creates MORE problems than it portends to solve.
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