December
5
2008

The Session: Prohibition’s Repeal

Prohibition

an experiment
shockingly ineffective
sensibly repealed

Aftermath

With the damage done
It takes decades to restore
Our lost treasure

Neo-Prohibition

“Do not drink and drive”
Is an excellent message.
“Do not drink” is not.

Written by Captain Hops.

References: This post is part of The Session. The Session is a monthly beer-themed group writing project for bloggers. This month’s theme is The Repeal of Prohibition and it is hosted by the 21st Amendment Brewery.

You can read all about Prohibition in the United States in Wikipedia. Luckily for us it ended 75 years ago today when Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st amendment to the constitution. It was a spectacular failure. We should learn from the experience.

I’m going to have a beer today to celebrate. And perhaps some nice whiskey too. Cheers!

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