Alcohol causes so many health problems, such as cancer and poisoning. Most DV is caused by alcohol. Fetal alcohol syndrome, child abuse, neglect, car accidents, the tax collected from alcohol would in no way cover the cost of the problems it causes. Alcohol should be banned worldwide, not just in the states.
In reply to Sneaky Byrant:
This logic makes no sense. According to your logic, people should be allowed to go around killing people and destroying property as long as it's done with "self-control" and since it's a free country. Also, the problem is not that alcohol isn't safe, it's that people don't have self-control. People are constantly getting drunk and not making good judgement. The alcohol affects your judgement making you think "hmm I think I can drink a few more." This is the real problem people lose self-control after only a few drinks.
I'm sick of adults who call themselves mature and etc, but they're not. Because anyone who drinks alchohol and wine will say," If there were no alchohol, we wouldent learn from peoples mistakes." That reminds me, I'm also sick of how many excuses that they say that some alchohol and wine is good for you and all, I honestly know that it tastes like crap! I've had many gym teachers that say the it has side effects to disfuncion your memory which is your brain. They were the best people I've met considering how I see the other side trying so hard to fit in and talk as loud as possible so they can get attention. While they are brainwashed as they're drunk, I can see whoever I can avoid getting involved as much as possible. That's why I refuse to sacrifice my own human body just to have friends? No way! I'm never going to drink alchohol so I can live longer! Just eat healthy, drink alot of water, and get some exircise. That's what life is all about! Just put it that way!
I believe having a restriction to prevent over-consumption is justified. Therefore, won't get "too drunk" and cause trouble. It wouldn't be justified for it to be banned. However, it should definitely banned to minors. They need to learn to be more responsible before being able to consume alcohol. I admit there a lot of irresponsible adults out there, but it doesn't mean there should be not be a ban on alcohol to minors.
They will try to enforce it. It is better to lessen the damage than to not try. Lets say a million people die a year and if they ban it maybe only 500,000 people die. It saves half of the people.
We are debating whether it should be banned so if you say it is not banned at the moment, that has nothing to do with this
yeah it does hurt people. People drink and drive "once in a while" and it leads to thousands of deaths a year.
I think that alcohol should not me banned for that fact that some people do not abuse it or drink and drive. Also, why should people who drink it responsibly be responsible for other peoples mistakes? Although people love to live off of it they should only drink occasionally. I myself am underage but I still think it should be legal to a degree.
Even though alcohol consumption sometimes results in negative consequences, such as alcoholism and drunk driving, it would be impossible to enforce a ban on the substance. For that reason, it should be allowed and taxed, with attempts made to control its use. Prohibition, during the 1920's, has shown us that alcohol is here to stay.
I believe that alcohol is safe, if used with self-control, and it should not be banned in the United States. Alcohol is not against the law, unless the person is under the age of 21. Banning it would go against what this country is all about, which is freedom to do what you want in your life. Drinking alcohol, for some people, is a delicious treat, and banning it would take that freedom away.
People like to drink. Some people do stupid things when they drink. I don't drink but I know people that do. They make good choices. They have never gotten totally drunk. I think its ok to drink. People should be more careful of how much they drink and what they do afterward.
Banning alcohol will just create underground markets for people to get alcohol in the most unsafe of ways. This will then cause more deaths. (Roughly 1000 deaths were caused from underground black markets during the first prohibition) This will then result in many more safety hazards. This also takes away the simple freedoms of being an American citizen.
Look, going back to the last argument, alcohol should not be banned altogether. It is OK to drink occasionally. But, to live on the stuff is not good. We all know our limits, and it doesn't hurt one bit to have an occasional drink. I do feel that you should be allowed to drink, once you prove your maturity.
It is stupid to ban it. It only makes sense to allow people to relax after a long day of work. To ban it would be very stupid and unrealistic since then you would be banning something on the market that the government gets money from, and then crime would also increase.