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Prohibitionist

A person who subscribes to the idea that the best way to reduce unwanted actions is to ban them. For example, a prohibitionist may believe that the best way to end smoking is to forbid the possession or sale of tobacco. The effectiveness of prohibitionism is highly controversial.
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That prohibitionists were willing to consider a plan that violated the basic premise of prohibition by sanctioning the liquor trade underscores the air of experimentation within the Party in this period.
Drug laws in many countries are punitive, backed by prohibitionist ideology and coercive law-enforcement measures.
With any luck, that will keep the prohibitionists occupied until they discover the next dire threat to our children.
It's from Will Rogers who commented "the prohibitionists say that drinking is bad for you but the Bible says that Noah made wine and drank it and he only lived to be 950
New Jersey's cops have stopped so many trucks bringing illegal cigarettes north from Virginia and North Carolina that the state has had to build warehouses to contain this "evidence." It is in these warehouses, in the Chunnel, and on the Internet's numerous discount-cigarette sites that the new business in smoke confronts the current prohibitionist culture, and demonstrates which will eventually prevail.
The physician added that "we can't afford to answer them merely with rosey-nosed praise of wine nor bitter condemnation of the self-righteous, pinched mentality of the prohibitionists.
Testifying before the National Gambling Impact Study Commission on behalf of over 250 ISPs, Ralph Simms said that the prohibitionists "imagine that problems of illegal content on the Internet could be resolved if ISPs assumed the role of traffic cop.
Prohibitionists are fond of saying that people who smoke pot are 85 times as likely to use cocaine as people who never try marijuana, which sounds like strong evidence for the gateway theory.
Nothing would be different simply because you were born from a "previously experienced genome," in the tortured language of the cloning prohibitionists. A clone would likely have no more issues about self-worth and life chances than test-tube babies or adopted children do today.
This openness to evidence is probably the most important way in which public health specialists differ from prohibitionists.
I'm no fan of the Prohibitionists of yore, but they're starting to look better all the time.
They also persuasively argue that legislation sought by the major anti-gun groups has nothing to do with "gun control," and everything to do with the ultimate objective of outright prohibition of guns in private hands (as prohibitionists Jim and Sarah Brady have put it, "no private citizen has any reason or need at any time to possess a gun").