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  • "We Want Beer Parade" Vintage Photos - 1932 Prohibition Era Protest in New York City

    12/02/2012 5:56:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Retronaut ^ | May 14, 1932 | Retronaut
    "WE WANT BEER PARADE" It was a sign of the times when the Mayor is the one leading protesters down Fifth Avenue. On May 14, 1932 Jimmy Walker, then the Mayor of New York City, organized a daylong “Beer for Taxation” parade (later known as the “We Want Beer” parade) in objection to the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.
  • Evaluating the Progressive Amendments

    01/02/2010 3:26:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 1,224+ views
    On the Rim of Insanity ^ | January 1, 2010 | Ben Oravetz
    At around the turn of the century, before or just after World War I, the progressive amendments were passed. Not since the post Civil War era was there ever such a speedy passage of amendments to the Constitution or since. In a period of about 10 years or so, we saw four radical amendments passed and ratified into the Constitution. They are amendments 16, 17, 18, and 19. The era in which they were passed was one of optimism among the American Left and many of the influential leaders. New areas of science were opening up as well as new...
  • the 18th Amendment

    06/14/2009 7:14:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 842+ views
    Constitution of the United States, via FindLaw et al ^ | ratification certified on January 29, 1919 | The Framers et al
    Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article 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. Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from...
  • Repeal 'em all

    12/07/2007 6:17:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 214+ views
    The Cranky Conservative ^ | October 4, 2007 | The Cranky Conservative
    Regular Guy Paul linked to an Ann Coulter column suggesting that if we took the vote away from women, we'd never have another Democratic president.  I'm almost tempted to sidetrack this post because I caught a hilarious comment in the comments section that rebutted the notion that fascism is a leftist ideology - it most definitely is - but that's for another day. I'm not even interested in Coulter's comments per se, considering they were mostly tongue-in-cheek, but something that Paul said caught my attention. Generally speaking, I would support repealing all the Constitutional amendments of the 20th century. So...