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Sun rays illuminate the Chicago skyline from Indiana Dunes National Park, distance 47 miles.

And you believe you live on a ball?

Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud. It is wrapped in the livery of Heaven, but it comes to serve the devil. It comes to regulate by law our appetites and our daily lives. It comes to tear down liberty and build up fanaticism, hypocrisy, and intolerance. It comes to confiscate by legislative decree the property of many of our fellow citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes; to have us arrested and carried before courts and condemned to fines and imprisonments. It comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness, peace, and prosperity in which we are now living and to fill our land with alienations, estrangements, and bitterness. It comes to bring us evil - only evil - and that continually. Let us rise in our might as one and overwhelm it with such indignation that we shall never hear of it again as long as grass grows and water runs. -- Roger Q. Mills

Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense,
I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country,
and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven,
which I revere above all earthly kings.
Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death