Congress celebrates Repeal Day

Radley notices that the House of Representatives is considering a resolution to recognize the upcoming 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Read the whole thing here. Who else but Congress could make Repeal Day sound so boring? One excerpt:

Whereas passage of the 18th Amendment, which prohibited `the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors’ in the United States, resulted in a dramatic increase in illegal activity, including unsafe black market alcohol production, organized crime, and noncompliance with alcohol laws;

In unrelated news, a record 873,000 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges last year.

Previously:
Raise a glass on Repeal Day

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  1. When Lyndon Johnson said “it’s time to write the next chapter of history…and to write it in the book of laws”, he meant that it should be written boringly.

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