When booze was prohibited, it required a constitutional amendment.
You see, in 1920, our legislators realized and respected that the federal government had NO authority to “ban” anything, including alcohol. So the 18th amendment authorizing prohibition was drafted and ratified.
That’s the way these things have to be done by lawmakers who are bound by the constraints of our dusty ol’ Constitution.
It is a conservative position, perhaps THE conservative position, that the Federal Government is subservient to the states, and the states to the Constitution. Therefor, those of us who are conservatives should be (literally)
“up in arms” when der Attorney General Eric Holder decides that the commerce clause is all-encompassing enough for him to declare war on California.
Ending the alcohol prohibition of the Progressives’ enacted in the Democrat Woodrow Wilson administration was a “smaller, less-intrusive government” position, ergo, a conservative position. And as I’ve argued time and time again, so is marijuana legalization, via repeal of the Democrat Lyndon Johnson administration’s illicit legislation.
Either you’re a conservative, or you endorse Washington’s disregard for state’s rights. You can’t have it both ways…
If you’re not a hypocrite,
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