Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Prohibition "The Noble Experiment"

Dubbed "The Noble Experiment", big daddy government tried to prevent it's good citizens from embibing in the evils of alcohol. The resulting change was that a whole lot of criminals got rich selling cheap, low grade, rot gut alcohol. Fortunately it only lasted from 1920 - 1933. Why you ask would the government do something that we can clearly see is so stupid now? Pressure from a special interest group called the "Temperance Movement", who believed that prohibiting the consumption of alcohol would solve certain social issues and promote a good clean "Christian" lifestyle. Guess they enjoyed forcing people to "do the right thing" back then too. Here's some fun pics from the era:

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