Exploring the Real Lessons of Prohibition

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Writing over at Crisis Magazine: So, then, what does Prohibition teach us? That amendment inserted into the Constitution a law that neither protected fundamental rights nor adjusted the mechanics of governance. It was a radical break from tradition. It is crucial to understand this. It took a juridical break from tradition to obliterate the customs, the lived traditions, of the American people and their forebears. Granted, Prohibition addressed problems that certainly needed solving. … [Read more...]