TIL that the U.S. government once poisoned all of the alcohol being sold in order to stop people from drinking alcohol, and this resulted in a lot of deaths.

Read more: https://www.vox.com/2014/8/8/5975605/alcohol-prohibition-poison

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  1. Okay – it was industrial alcohol, not drinking alcohol and it was well known that this was the case. Criminals chose to still try to use it to create illegal drinking alcohol and sold it knowing it was poisoned. Who is really at fault here?

  2. Just one of the wonderful effects of Prohibition; the only Constitutional amendment to try and restrict freedom in the name of morality and public good, and also the only Constitutional amendment to be removed.

  3. The US government has poisoned alcohol and marijuana in the past, but we act as though they won’t do something similar again… This is the real reason illegal drugs scare the shit out of me.

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