Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Lift your glasses to Repeal Day

On December 5, 1933, Utah (Utah?) ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment and ending one of the more profoundly stupid experiments in social engineering ever engaged in by the United States of America. That makes December 5 Repeal Day -- a celebration of the availability of alcoholic beverages that should be marked by a little indulgence in the spirits of your choice.

Of course, Prohibition may be dead, but prohibitionism still walks among us, an undead example of political control freakery that sucks the life from every area of human endeavor it touches.

I look forward to the ultimate abolition of the prohibitionist impulse -- or at least to rendering it a politically impotent force touted by nasty little overgrown hallway monitors who can safely be ignored. Celebration of that victory will make for one hell of a party.



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