Patriot1208 wrote:First, you argue that the original intent of laws do not matter, when in fact this is one of the most important tools in evaluating laws and applying them to real world situations. Then you decide to use original intent as an argument which is a clear contradiction from the first part of your argument. While doing this you again make racist speculations which are impossible to prove.
How are my speculations racist when they are true (and possible to prove)?
"National Prohibition was defended as a war measure. The amendment's proponents argued that grain should be made into bread for fighting men and not for making liquor. Anti-German sentiment aided Prohibition's approval. The Anti-Saloon League called Milwaukee's brewers "the worst of all our German enemies," and dubbed their beer "Kaiser brew." "
"When Montana outlawed marijuana in 1927, the Butte Montana Standard reported a legislator’s comment: “When some beet field peon takes a few traces of this stuff… he thinks he has just been elected president of Mexico, so he starts out to execute all his political enemies.” In Texas, a senator said on the floor of the Senate: “All Mexicans are crazy, and this stuff [marijuana] is what makes them crazy.”"
"Again, racism was part of the charge against marijuana, as newspapers in 1934 editorialized: “Marihuana influences Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows and look at a white woman twice.” "
ANSLINGER, the architect of the Marijuana tax act (and related by marriage to the DuPont family, which oddly enough was making synthetic fibers to compete with hemp
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.”
According to Hill, "Gompers [Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor 1886-1924, except for one year] conjures up a terrible picture of how the Chinese entice little white boys and girls into becoming 'opium fiends.' Condemned to spend their days in the back of laundry rooms, these tiny lost souls would yield up their virgin bodies to their maniacal yellow captors. "What other crimes were committed in those dark fetid places," Gompers writes, "when these
little innocent victims of the Chinamen's wiles were under the influence of the drug, are almost too horrible to imagine... There are hundreds, aye, thousands, of our American girls and boys who have acquired this deathly habit and are doomed, hopelessly doomed, beyond the shadow of redemption."
One article in the New York Times even went so far as to say that cocaine made blacks shoot better, that it would "increase, rather than interfere with good marksmanship... The record of the 'cocaine deleted' near Asheville, who dropped five men dead in their tracks, using only one cartridge for each, offers evidence that is sufficiently convincing."(1) A Literary Digest article claimed that "most of the attacks upon white women of the South are the direct result of the cocaine-crazed Negro brain."(2) When Coca-Cola removed cocaine from their drink, it was not out of concern for their customers' health. It was to please their Southern market, which "feared blacks getting cocaine in any form."(3)
The racism went beyond blacks. When "every Jew peddler in the South carries the stuff,"(4) inciting blacks to rape white women, what choice did we have but prohibition?http://www.hoboes.com/pub/Prohibition/H ... %20Racism/
Ignorance bothers me.