Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Prohibition: Finally Coming to an End??

Yes, you read that right. Alcohol prohibition, for most of the nation, ended in 1933. (See the article located in the title link.) Where I live, however, prohibition came back in 1976 with a "local option election". The abundance of churches and their "bible thumpers" ensured that the alcohol sales would be prohibited in the parish.

I have always opposed any attempt to legislate morality. In other words, you might be able to prohibit the sale of alcohol, but you won't be able to stop legal adults from drinking. You will, however, be able to force them to drive a greater distance for liquor--and possibly while already having indulged--increasing their risk of causing or being involved in a fatal accident.

The era of prohibition in Beauregard Parish is ending, thanks in part to the Louisiana Attorney General whose interpretation of the law will move Beauregard Parish out of the past and into the present.

21st Century, here we come!!

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