05 December, 2010

Bend one's elbow

Both Roberta X and Tam remind us that today marks the end of Prohibition.

The twenty first amendment nullified the eighteenth.  This was the first time that something was prohibited specifically by the constitution in regards to an individual. 

For a great read on how Prohibition affected our nation, read Daniel Okrent's
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. 

Oh, and if your state allows it, hoist a pint and celebrate. Cheers!

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