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Posted: 4/15/2006 9:47:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 9:59:30 AM EST by fossil_fuel]
would you have ignored the prohibition laws (and the eighteenth amendment to the constitution) and drank alcohol?

if prohibition had not been enacted with a constitutional amendment, but rather with a "normal" bill, would that have had any effect on your decision? (many scholars point out (and I would agree) that federal prohibition without an amendment would have been unconstitutional, and the most that congress could have constitutionally done was prohibit the transfer of liquor across state lines)

poll incoming
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:48:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 9:48:47 AM EST by adair_usmc]



IBTP
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:48:15 AM EST
IBTP.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:49:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 9:51:11 AM EST by JohnTheTexican]
If Jesus turned water into wine, who the hell are THEY to tell me I can't drink it?

It's one of those self-evident unalienable rights with which we were endowed by our Creator, and which no government has a right to infringe.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:50:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:53:05 AM EST
10 to 1 this turns into a "why can't post be legal then" thread.....
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:53:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:
If Jesus turned water into wine, who the hell are THEY to tell me I can't drink it?






Jesus "Here I have ordinary water"

"Now turn around"

"Okay, now turn back"

"The water is now wine!"
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:56:48 AM EST
It was an amendment. Canada is about 30 miles away though...
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:58:36 AM EST




Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:10:46 AM EST
Would YOU have a problem with this??



GM
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:16:45 AM EST
I would have ignored all those bullshit laws back then and will continue to do so now.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:19:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Redcap:
I would have ignored all those bullshit laws back then and will continue to do so now.





do you live in a dry county or something?
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:23:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:24:32 AM EST
MOLON LIQUOR, BITCHES!
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:25:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Would YOU have a problem with this??

nitespyder.com/Prohibition.jpg

GM



I'll have a coke... OH, make that a Crown and Coke.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:25:53 AM EST
I dont think there were very many people at all who stopped drinking.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:27:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:31:47 AM EST
I'd still drink but I'd sure as hell be careful about where I got the alcohol.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:35:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:
If Jesus turned water into wine, who the hell are THEY to tell me I can't drink it?











Now you've done it!


Extremist muslims are so totally going to burn down ar15.com.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:36:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:
If Jesus turned water into wine, who the hell are THEY to tell me I can't drink it?




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Now you've done it!


Extremist muslims are so totally going to burn down ar15.com.




People are always asking about what to use as reactive targets, I figured I would give them some.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:37:16 AM EST

I would actually obey the law, but I certainly might explore other legal intoxicants for my inebritaion needs.


Cocaine was still legal back then, right? How about heroin, or pot?

Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:38:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
I dont think there were very many people at all who stopped drinking.



Sort of like how people continued to use other drugs when they became illegal. The drugs just get more expensive and less safe.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:42:06 AM EST
Stupid amendment !

Wouldn't fly today! Aren't there still dry counties and blue laws in the south ????
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:46:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Would YOU have a problem with this??

nitespyder.com/Prohibition.jpg

GM



I don't see why those women are against drinking.
Seems to be the only way they'd ever get laid..
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:48:51 AM EST
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Stop drinking? ROFL
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:50:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:
If Jesus turned water into wine, who the hell are THEY to tell me I can't drink it?

It's one of those self-evident unalienable rights with which we were endowed by our Creator, and which no government has a right to infringe.



+100000000
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:52:36 AM EST
I'm a chemical engineer, I'd have a still in the woods somewhere.

Kharn
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:22:07 PM EST
18th Amendment reads "... 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."

I would of hoarded a bunch of booze. Contrary to what the pro-druggies believe, 18th Amendment doesn't outlaw posession of liquor. If you had a "pre-ban" stash of booze, you were good to go. In fact you could invite your drinking buddies over and get drunk if you wanted to as long as you dont charge them for the booze (sale). But of course, they'd be hard to find cause they all would of joined Capone's gang or something which magically appeared like mushrooms after a rain. But disregard the part where Capone was funded also by prosititution and gambling rackets.

Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:24:13 PM EST
I don't care for drink, so I would have spent my money on "pre-ban" MACHINE GUNS!!

Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:44:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:
I don't care for drink, so I would have spent my money on "pre-ban" MACHINE GUNS!!




Yeah, I've be spending all my booze money on .45ACP for a legal Tommy Gun.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:47:31 PM EST
Yeah fuck the revenue man and the g man. I would have brewed my own.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 1:59:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 2:02:30 PM EST by callgood]

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Would YOU have a problem with this??

nitespyder.com/Prohibition.jpg

GM



I don't see why those women are against drinking.
Seems to be the only way they'd ever get laid..



[shudder] Well call me ghey and pat my tush, alcohol toxicity woulde kick in before I'd hit one of those. [/shudder]

I know there wasn't TV back then and people went to bed when the sun went down, but ugh.

ETA: I have brewed ale/beer and made wine when it was legal to buy. I would have had the carboys burping nonstop.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:07:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:




I'd rather jack off and drink beer, thanks.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:10:17 PM EST
#1.

Hell I ain't legally allowed to drink now, and it doesn't stop me...
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:11:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
MOLON LIQUOR, BITCHES!

OK now that was kinda funny.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:18:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 3:19:07 PM EST by BillofRights]
I would have made millions smuggling it in from Canada..............

And then I would have inserted my family into American politics, so that they could make MORE things illegal, and MORE money off of the resulting corrupion..

Stupid laws are good for Bidness............and government..................
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:21:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
would you have ignored the prohibition laws (and the eighteenth amendment to the constitution) and drank alcohol?

if prohibition had not been enacted with a constitutional amendment, but rather with a "normal" bill, would that have had any effect on your decision? (many scholars point out (and I would agree) that federal prohibition without an amendment would have been unconstitutional, and the most that congress could have constitutionally done was prohibit the transfer of liquor across state lines)



And I would point out that to make drugs illegal the way they have done requires a constitutional amendment -- but these days they don't bother.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:32:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 3:32:15 PM EST by clement]
I don't know what bathtub gin tastes like, and I'm not too sure I want to know.

Other than the fact that I don't think I would be able to stand drinking homemade booze back then I would drink it.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 3:33:33 PM EST
Something to think about:

THEY BANNED FRIGGIN' ALCOHOL AT ONE TIME!!!

Some do-gooder, self-righteous fucks (Carrie Nation and her ilk) forced their values on everyone at that time. A freaking beer was immoral in their eyes, and so it became ILLEGAL. And they went so far as to make it a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT!!!

Gee, it could never happen with guns, could it........?
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 4:10:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Would YOU have a problem with this??

nitespyder.com/Prohibition.jpg

GM



Sluts! They'd put out for a hit of crack I bet
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 5:51:38 PM EST
At least they had the decency to pass a Constitutional amendment. Look how guns are banned left and right these days, not an amendment in sight.... save the 2nd amendment... which ought to preclude that.

WTF???

God bless the Constitution, but it's little more than a museum piece these days.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 5:52:25 PM EST
I don't care enough about drinking to go out of my way to break the law. If somebody's offering, fine, I'll have a drink. Am I going to sneak around to obtain it? Not really, it doesn't bother me to go without.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:22:12 PM EST
in the spirit of this thread i just opened up a bottle of homebrew

bump for the night crew
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:27:57 PM EST
I own a home brew kit.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:29:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
10 to 1 this turns into a "why can't post be legal then" thread.....



+1
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:31:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 7:34:36 PM EST by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By tangeant:
Stupid amendment !

Wouldn't fly today! Aren't there still dry counties and blue laws in the south ????



Yes...

Lynchburg (of Jack Daniels fame) is in one of 'em....
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:37:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Would YOU have a problem with this??

nitespyder.com/Prohibition.jpg

GM



NO problem at all...
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:46:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Would YOU have a problem with this??

nitespyder.com/Prohibition.jpg

GM



I don't think ANY amount of liquor would get me to hit THAT!
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 11:12:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By tangeant:
Stupid amendment !

Wouldn't fly today! Aren't there still dry counties and blue laws in the south ????



Yes...

Lynchburg (of Jack Daniels fame) is in one of 'em....



Actually, you can purchase a limited edition bottle at the distillery that is only sold there. There was a special rule passed to allow that. Otherwise, you can only buy empty bottles in the county. I bought one of the Gold Medal bottles signed by the master distiller about 5 years ago when I visited. It is worth almost $200 now. BTW, my county in West TN doesn't allow liquor sales at all, and beer can only be sold in gas stations, and not on Sunday.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 11:33:25 PM EST
Just going by the poll results, I'm guessing that there are a lot of illegal MGs in your homes.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:37:51 AM EST
I'd a probably been out in the East Texas pines moonshinin' and bootleggin' like the rest of my family.
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