Live the way you want to. Just don’t hurt me. Live the way you want to. Let’s be free. – The Grouch
January 16, 1919 the 18th amendment was added to the Constitution. It outlawed the manufacture, buying, selling, import or export of alcohol in, into, or out of, the land of the free, The United States of America. It wasn’t illegal to drink it, but if you wanted it; from where would you get it?
Many unattractive women withheld sex from their husbands, coercing them to vote for prohibition. Women’s suffrage was a year away.
Lucky for you alcohol loving readers; the 18th amendment was repealed in 1933. Dire luck for you sinful, hedonistic heathens; the Prohibition Party is alive and well. The party is against gun control, public sector unions, Obamacare, illegal aliens, gay marriage, federal control of education, gambling, pornography, drugs, tobacco, and of course – alcohol.
Sounds good, but I don’t believe the Government should be involved in some moral issues.
I long for a Conservative/Libertarian Utopia. I agree with the Prohibition Party’s views, but I fear they would outlaw some things that should be left to the States and Individuals to decide for themselves.
The Government has no business forcing us to be good people.
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. – Luke 9:5
Why do we ban substances?
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. – Genesis 1:12
If an adult cannot decide for himself, what substances he will put on or inside his own body; can he truly be considered free?
Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. – Mark 7:14-16
Why don’t we ban some things that really matter; the things that really do hurt innocent people?
While you are celebrating the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition today; don’t forget that we still can’t use cash in Louisiana, raw milk and cheese are illegal, chickens are illegal in Phoenix, gardens are illegal in Tulsa, the U.N. is working on controlling the internets, confiscating our guns, and taxing the very air we breathe. Many schools won’t allow you to pack your children’s lunches, and many states disallow giving birth to children at home.
It’s a good thing alcohol is legal because thinking about all this tyranny could drive a man to drink.