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The New Prohibition Movement

In Youth Rights on March 22, 2016 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

The movement to raise the smoking age to 21 is an oppressive movement against young adults. There are similarities between the Prohibition movement of the late 19th-early 20th century and the movement to raise the smoking age to 21. Most progressives in the late 19th-early 20th century were members of the Prohibition movement. In addition, the movement to raise the smoking age is also a movement made up of progressives. There is no reason why the smoking age should be higher than 19. It can be said that progressives were the reason why there was Prohibition. It can also be said that progressives are trying to raise the smoking age.

Why is it that progressives believe that the government should restrict the rights of people and young people? One reason is because progressives believe in micromanaging the lives of people through laws. This is the opposite of freedom and micromanaging people is the path towards tyranny. Young adults who are 18-20 years old are adults. They should be allowed to make the decision if they want to smoke cigarettes or not. Progressives are also adultists in that they don’t recognize the civil rights and civil liberties of young people. This is why the movement to raise the smoking age to 21 is an oppressive movement and why people should be against that movement. Raising the smoking age to 21 is also medical fascism.

Progressive ideology is an inherently oppressive ideology because it justifies government intrusion into people’s decision making skills. In order to fight back against progressive ideology and the oppressive movement regarding the smoking age, people should become libertarians.

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