Thursday, January 17, 2008

No. No. No. No. I Don't Drink It No More...

Yesterday was the 88th anniversary of prohibition. That means today is the 88th anniversary of our great-great grandpa Rufus' stint in the state hoosegow.

Prohibition, like other forms of repression, was a dismal failure. The reason is simple…when you tell people they can’t do something…they do it anyway -- ever try to tell a teenager to save sex 'til marriage?

The problem is, alcohol isn’t the problem.

Alcohol didn't make you beat your wife...

alcohol didn't make you wrap your hoopty wagon around a light pole...

and alcohol didn't make you flunk out of school.

No, the crux of this biscuit is that people need to take personal responsibility for their own actions. Don't blame the Devil weed...don't blame the 'shrooms or the fry or the 'shine. If you need someone to blame, take a long, hard look in the mirror.

BTW…supporters of Prohibition included John D. Rockefeller, Jr, the LDS Church, the Ku Klux Klan and Sheriff Buford T. Justice.

Siding against Prohibition...German Lutherans, the Catholic Church and Al Capone.


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