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Prohibition party? Where did this guy come from Saudi Arabia. Prohibition is against free will, the human spirit, is expensive and the social costs of enforcement, imprisonment, and violence related to organized crime are enormous. It was tried in the '30's and was a complete disaster. The US already alone imprisons more people in sheer number and as well per capita than any other nation in the entire world. The war on drugs is a massive failure and prohibition of the earlier part of the last century was seen as one of the bloodiest and costliest mistakes in all of political history.

Now we have this clown trying to bring it back? The US isn't a democracy, its a a neo-feudalistic republic (FPTP winner take all two-party system) which as shameful as it is at least it gives lunatics like this no chance in hell to achieve anything. Heck even in a pure proportionate representational system without a minimum threshold this clown wouldn't even get elected!

I should start a party, its only policy would be to run prohibitionists like this moron (probably Mormon too; heretic!) out of the country and I would get way more live and votes than this goof didler!

Michal from Slovakia, where we treat prohibitionists like Colombian soccer players who accident score on their own goal post.

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Comments from feedback form - "very accurate article"000:23, 24 June 2011
What a clown020:40, 25 February 2011
Future of the Prohibition party?315:56, 2 February 2011

Comments from feedback form - "very accurate article"

very accurate article

184.15.49.204 (talk)00:23, 24 June 2011

What a clown

Prohibition party? Where did this guy come from Saudi Arabia. Prohibition is against free will, the human spirit, is expensive and the social costs of enforcement, imprisonment, and violence related to organized crime are enormous. It was tried in the '30's and was a complete disaster. The US already alone imprisons more people in sheer number and as well per capita than any other nation in the entire world. The war on drugs is a massive failure and prohibition of the earlier part of the last century was seen as one of the bloodiest and costliest mistakes in all of political history.

Now we have this clown trying to bring it back? The US isn't a democracy, its a a neo-feudalistic republic (FPTP winner take all two-party system) which as shameful as it is at least it gives lunatics like this no chance in hell to achieve anything. Heck even in a pure proportionate representational system without a minimum threshold this clown wouldn't even get elected!

I should start a party, its only policy would be to run prohibitionists like this moron (probably Mormon too; heretic!) out of the country and I would get way more live and votes than this goof didler!

Michal from Slovakia, where we treat prohibitionists like Colombian soccer players who accidentally score on their own goal post.

By the way, I don't drink alcohol either!

Downlow25 (talk)09:26, 22 February 2011

Future of the Prohibition party?

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Interesting interview. I wonder if the Prohibition party will ever merge with some similar socially conservative political party. Seems hard to run an entire political party around one issue.--Ashershow1talk 02:21, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Ashershow1talk02:21, 31 January 2011

Consider the success of the Greek Hunters' Party (well, it's not THAT much of a success; but still, it's quite successful for a one-issue-party). Regarding merging, I think that if Mr. Hedges keeps to his intelligent strategy explained in the second question his party will grow enough to not need to merge, although it is a possibility.

Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV (talk)23:17, 31 January 2011

Let him challenge the dual party system and garner some of the votes from the Tea Partiers!

174.95.249.112 (talk)00:29, 2 February 2011

Agreed. The best case scenario for this party would not include as much as a congressman within the next 25 years, their main issue is to controversial for that. However, the more attention being paid to the party - despite the reason - will increase public attention to the fact that the two-party system is mostly coincidental, and not legally mandated. The more people become aware of this, the more people will educate themselves as to how they can potentially "spend" their vote making a larger change than just making sure "the wrong guy" doesn't get elected president.

79.160.162.224 (talk)15:56, 2 February 2011