Comment by Jim Campbell
December 5th, 2019
President Woodrow Wilson, a complete progressive failure signed prohibition into law along with bringing us the federal income tax and the federal reserve.
So much for having an Ivy League Professor as the U.S. President
He also proposed the League of Nations which was never ratified by the United States.
What the young woman in the video above neglected to comment upon was that WWII would have happened regardless as Adolph Hitler a megalomaniac sought to rid the world of Jews and gypsies and create a pure Arian race.
Having been proposed on the 20th of February 1933, the Amendment was ratified on the 5th of December.
Prohibition was introduced in 1920 as a result of the 18th Amendment.
This ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was greeted with delight by members of the temperance movement, but many law-abiding Americans who had previously been drinkers felt anger towards the government for criminalizing what they viewed as a harmless activity.
As a result, some members of the public were willing to break the law, and this quickly ushered in a period of criminal activity focused around the production of illegal bootlegged alcohol.
Al Capone, one of prohibition’s most famous gangster bosses, made around $60 million a year from bootlegging alcohol and selling it in so-called ‘speakeasies’.
Izzy Einstein, one of the government’s most famous prohibition agents, demonstrated the scale of the problem facing the authorities who were trying to enforce the ban on alcohol.
When visiting New Orleans it took Einstein just 35 seconds to obtain liquor after his taxi driver offered him a bottle of whiskey.
Combined with many police officers being paid by the criminals to turn a blind eye to illegal activity, prohibition brought lawlessness and corruption to America.
In the wake of the Wall Street Crash, repealing prohibition made sound economic sense, although the introduction of the 21st Amendment ensured that individual states were still able to enforce their alcohol laws.