Picture this: Prohibiton

For some reason the first picture reminds me of the scene in “Animal House” where the college is emptying out the frat house. John Belushi’s character, Bluto watches with horror as the bar is carried out and screams like a girl when a bottle of Jack Daniel’s hits the ground.

How anybody, anywhere, thinks that Government can legislate morality has always struck me as hilarious. It’s never worked for booze, drugs, gambling, prostitution or any vice. Wouldn’t the time be better spent figuring ways to tax vice? Just a thought.

The ratification of the 16th Amendment — the income tax — in 1913 changed all that, and in January 1919 the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale or importing of alcohol was ratified. Then a whole new set of problems descended. Prohibition

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A recovering radio addict wrestles with the written word.
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