Thursday, December 02, 2010

Why December 5th should be a major American holiday.

Why should Americans celebrate December 5th? It was on this day in 1933 that the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The Twenty-First Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment often referred to as Prohibition. Prohibition was a law which made the sale or possession of alcoholic beverages illegal nation-wide. It was passed on January 16, 1919 but took effect one year later. It lasted until it was finally repealed in 1933.

Prohibition was a stupid law that infringed on the individual's right of self determination. It took thirteen long years, until the morons we call politicians finally repealed it. While in effect, it spurred the growth of organized crime, ruined lives, and caused many deaths.

The fact still remains that most American legislators are controlled by powerful corporate aliens who influence their important decisions. As a result, the country is riddled with a lot of laws that undermine the people's individuality. Unjust Drug Laws and the Patriot Act are two examples.

December 5th should be made a holiday called "Repeal Day." It should be a reminder that individual freedoms are currently being legislated away and in their place emerge useless, intrusive "nanny state" laws. Remember that if prohibition could be repealed, so could other bad laws.

The world has too many laws, anyway. Americans should write or call their senators and congressmen and ask them to introduce a bill that repeals , let's say, the War on Drugs. If enough people keep asking for it, one day, just like Prohibition, the War on Drugs will be history. So could a host of other bad laws.

To conclude, let's look at what some famous individuals had to say about Prohibition:

Colonel Hogan Albert Einstein Will Rogers


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