Why don't we ban alcoholic beverages instead of making it illegal to drive drunk?

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  1. Ray From Cleveland
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    Sure, why not?
     
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    Well, most likely it will increase drunk driving accidents and fatalities. Sorry, you're just going to have to drink in mom's basement.
     
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    Yeah, however it's not really a liberal policy. Drunk driving laws used to be universally accepted. Now (apparently) peoples' freedumbs to drive like an asshole are being taken away. It's just a continuation of this idiotic anti-government libertarian bullshit on LSD the right has gotten mixed up in.
     
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    Really? I thought you libs told us that legalizing pot would not create more pot smokers, or legalizing all drugs would actually reduce drug users.
     
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    If there are more pot smokers then so what? I'm also not really for legalizing all drugs, however I'm open to the idea. Not sure what any of that has to do with imbibing alcohol while operating heavy machinery.
     
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    Then I'll explain: You stated allowing people to drive intoxicated would lead to more people doing so, and probably increase fatalities and accidents. So why would legalizing drugs not do the same?
     
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    I worked in a place during the 80's and many many people had multiple drinks for lunch and got in their car and went back to work..

    You don't see that as much these days..

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    Nobody is trying to ban all guns.
     
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    Do we need loopholes in the drunk driving laws, to make them better?
     
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    I am not talking drunk driving, I am talking about drinking a beer, or are you a 4 year old little girl?
     

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