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Be sure to raise a glass sometime today (if you may safely do so ...) to the 1933 ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed Prohibition.

'typing out loud'

Date: 2008-12-05 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like alcohol and can deal with it in moderation. But other people, usually due to body chemistry, are not so lucky. I sometimes wonder if prohibition was a good idea and should have stayed on the books. Of course, it created a big illegal industry, even bigger than today's pot farmers I'll bet. So ultimately, yeah, legalization is the best thing. But regulation is also important.

Re: 'typing out loud'

Date: 2008-12-05 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Too true: I inserted the "if you may safely do so" line thinking of someone I know who can't (who probably isn't reading this, but still--for everyone in that boat).

Personally, I have a drink maybe a couple times a month--I don't have all that much tolerance. Still, it's hard to imagine a world where wine with dinner or my favorite fancy rum drinks would be illegal.

Date: 2008-12-05 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's funny because I don't remember there being much of a mention of the anniversary of the amendment in the past. But here's to it, even though it came too late to stop the explosion of organized crime which came along with Prohibition, which is the reason I cite for why amendments banning behavior are not really a good idea.

Date: 2008-12-06 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*Raises a glass of wine in a toast*


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