|reply to Camaro |
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a good example of this. They have evolved over the years into a neo-prohibitionist organization, to the point that their founder left because she was disgusted with the direction the group had taken:
Candy Lightner, MADD's founder, says she disassociated herself from the movement in 1985 because she believed the organization was headed in the wrong direction.
"It has become far more neo-prohibitionist than I had ever wanted or envisioned," said Mrs. Lightner, who founded MADD after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver. "I didn't start MADD to deal with alcohol. I started MADD to deal with the issue of drunk driving."
From this article, back in 2002.
You're really enjoying the straw man arguments today, aren't you? Here's my "right wing" point of view:
Owning a firearm: Acceptable
Murdering someone: Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200
Having a drink: Acceptable
Smoking marijuana: Acceptable
Snorting cocaine: Acceptable
Driving while intoxicated: Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200
Watching children while intoxicated: Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200
Having sex in the privacy of your own home: Acceptable
Having sex in public: Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200
Having sex with another consenting adult of either gender: Acceptable
Having sex with a 5 year old: Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200
Free speech ("I hate [racial slur]s"): Acceptable
Calls to violence ("Kill that [racial slur] over there!"): Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200