"This isn't a particularly novel observation, but the world is full of people who think they can manipulate the lives of others merely by getting a law passed. There are large groups in America who, if they could swing it, would prohibit the use of everything that they didn't personally approve of - smoking, drinking, dancing, going to the movies, eating Italian salami and, if it cold be regulated, even love.
" Well, we now know how successful the Eighteenth Amendment was. It not only didn't stop anybody from drinking, but it helped to create the big-league hoodlum who today is almost as powerful as the government."
- Groucho Marx, Groucho And Me, pub B.Geis Associates, New York, 1959.