Nix It!

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Around 97 years ago (give or take,) someone decided that it would be a good idea to prohibit the consumption of alcohol. There were dark times in the US, and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union believed alcohol was the cause of many, if not all, social problems. So, on January 16th, 1919, Congress passed the 18th Amendment, outlawing alcohol and hopefully putting an end to drunkenness, crime, mental illness, and poverty. HA! It kind of backfired on them. Organized crime rose up to replace formerly legal methods of production and distribution. Respect for the law diminished, and drunkenness, crime and resentment towards the federal government ran rampant. You always want what you can’t have, right?!

So, 13 years later, the government finally figured their shit out, and on December 5th, 1933, Prohibition was repealed and the American right to a celebratory drink was restored. It’s a great day to commemorate, and it’s easy to celebrate. Head over to your favorite bar, tavern, saloon, gastropub or brew house for an adult beverage or three.  Swing by on your way home from work and pick up a 6-pack or a bottle of wine to share with your loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Don’t just do it because you can. Do it because it is your constitutional right…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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