Criminals deal drugs because drugs make them money, a lot of money. When that kind of money is in play, people kill for it. Entire armies of crime have built up on our streets and across the border in Mexico. But we can stop that tomorrow – with drug policy reform. We know that prohibition makes prices higher. Our own history with prohibition proves that. When we make something illegal, we keep the supply artificially low, and that keeps the price artificially high – and that means violence.
Prior to Prohibition,fed.gov was funded primarily from taxes on alcohol.In order to facilitate Prohibition,they needed alternatives to alcohol taxes for funding.
Enter the federal income tax,enacted 6 years before Prohibition.We repealed Prohibition,but not the income tax.
Don’t take my word for it,look it up.