Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, December 5, 2015

82 Years Ago

The 21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, repealing Prohibition.

Only the 12th (President and Vice-President from same party), 23rd (DC voters can vote for a presidential candidate) and 26th (18 year-olds can vote) Amendments were ratified faster.

A little-known fact is that that many of the people who backed the Repeal had also backed Prohibition. They backed Repeal because of the damage that they saw Prohibition doing to the rule of law and respect fo the authorities.

2 comments:

Deadstick said...

And then the newly-unemployed prohibition agent Harry Anslinger launched his war on marijuana, calling it the preferred drug of "Negroes, Mexicans and jazz musicians" -- all of whom he held in equal esteem.

Expatriate Owl said...

I wonder which commercial interests stood to benefit from legal alcoholic beverages.