Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Anniversary Of A Return To Sanity

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of these United States. On this day in 1933 the U.S. returned to sanity and eased the governments grip on the citizenry. Sadly, it did not release its grip and many of the organisations that were created to wage the governments war on people still exist in one form or another today. They still wage a silent war on alcohol via taxation and regulation and use various agencies to enforce their diktats.
We still have unConstitutional prohibition on many other substances, some of which are far less harmful and more useful than alcohol. The new prohibitions have the same effect that the old Constitutional one did. They increase crime, corruption, the powers of the state and decrease liberty and personal freedom. Perhaps, the country still needs another dose of therapy to complete the process. Perhaps government paternalism could finally be laid to rest. Today would be a great day to start that process. Unfortunately, we aren't likely to see that anytime soon. Ah, well. A guy's got to have a dream to aspire to.
Happy 21st Amendment Day!

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