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The Menace of Prohibition

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Author: Lulu Wightman
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,829 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 32.9
LoC Category: HV
Downloads: 506
Added to site: 2010.10.17
mnybks.net#: 29301
Genre: Politics
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olitical ambition; and it seems only fair to presume that all the hue and cry over drunkenness and the inability of some men to control their natural appetites is, after all, only a minor matter; but the question of seizing the political power, and filling governmental offices only with "good men" is the major matter. And the real issue, power to rule and to enjoy the emoluments of public office. And the real menace, the overturning of the present system of government wherein the privileges and rights of the individual are safeguarded, and the setting up of a new standard of authority, namely, "the law of God" as =interpreted= by the Prohibitionists and moral reformers. =And it is the interpretation that is to be feared!=

The remotest possibility of the success of such an unjust, un-American, illiberal and dangerous form of tyranny in government, should alarm the American people beyond and above every other question, even that of war; and should set them to the task of a close analysis of the subject a

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