Constitution Pt. 40

Amendment XVIII

Ratified January 16, 1919.

Repealed by Amendment XXI December 5, 1933.

Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section. 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section. 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

Amendment XXI

Ratified December 5, 1933.

Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

As you can see I’ve included the 21st Amendment here because the two belong together. Neither one should have ever even existed. But the country needed to learn a lesson. A lesson that it forgot when it started the infamous war on drugs.

The war on alcohol accomplished two things. It made good for nothing bums like Al Capone and Joseph Kennedy rich. If you’ll take a look around you can see that the war on drugs is doing the same. How many billions have we dumped down that hole now only to produce things like the Mexican cartel.

Also, in Section 2 you can see the federal gubmint overstepping their Constitutional power. The beginnings of a bad idea. You’ll notice that they didn’t specifically repeal the congress’ power in the 21st Amendment. Slip up? I think not. However I feel that Section 1 of the 21st covers it all. So what about the DEA? Until next time, screw environmentalists.

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