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What Prohibition Has Done to America

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Author: Fabian Franklin
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,014 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.8
LoC Category: J
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 434
Added to site: 2005.12.31
mnybks.net#: 12468
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Politics, Audiobook
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hibition law, the objection is immediately made that such a change would necessarily amount to a nullification of the Eighteenth Amendment. And so it would. People therefore feel in their hearts that they are confronted practically with no other choice but that of either supinely submitting to the full rigor of Prohibition, of trying to procure a law which nullifies the Constitution, or of expressing their resentment against an outrage on the first principles of the Constitution by contemptuous disregard of the law. It is a choice of evils; and it is not surprising that many good citizens regard the last of the three choices as the best. How far this contempt and this disregard has gone is but very imperfectly indicated by the things which were doubtless in President Angell's mind, and which are in the minds of most persons who publicly express their regret over the prevalence of law-breaking. What they are thinking about, what the Anti-Saloon League talks about, what the Prohibition enforcement officers expe

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