Am I the only person who has notice the stunning similarity between the Women's Christian Temperance Movement and the Brady Campaign?
Both use overblown rhetoric, misleading statistics, or outright lies to further their agendas. Furthermore the outcomes of the prohibition of alcohol and guns results in basically the same situation with criminal gangs making huge profits from breaking these laws.
Little or no positive effects have resulted from these restrictions but in spite of the statistics, they continue to ramble on as if its a foregone conclusion that they are in the right.
I was struck by a picture of the temperance crowd I recently saw, and decided that with a change of clothing, this bunch would be indistinguishable from their modern counterparts. JMHO
I would also put the nags at NOW & Planned Parenthood in that group too, any woman straying off the abortion-on-demand plantation is never treated with anything approaching temperance! And the angry-all-the-time mothers at MADD just don't let up either, they won't be happy until any measureable alcohol level is punishable by death. But perhaps the most nefarious of them all is the anti-smoking Nazi's! They have not only successfully demonized a legal product, they've gotten filthy rich off of it as well. The next one we are currently witnessing, The Wookie and the rest of the Food Nazi's!