Wednesday, December 05, 2007


This Day in the History of Correcting Big Mistakes

On this day in 1933, the federal Prohibition of alcohol came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. Not even a noble experiment, making alcohol illegal was ineffective in stopping the consumption of alcoholic drinks. It did cause crime to rise, particularly organized crime, caused corruption in law enforcement to become rampant, eroded our 4th Amendment rights and proved that our Government would do away with our freedoms to be mildly bad, for our own good, of course, as soon as the particular vice fell into disfavor. Like drugs and smoking now.


I'll drink to that.
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