Democracy and Prohibition

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Rolly, 1918 - Prohibition - 66 pages

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Page 10 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Page 5 - And the fear of you, and the dread of you, shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea ; into your hand are they delivered.
Page 10 - Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
Page 5 - And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
Page 24 - It deserves to be remarked, too, if we consult experience, the cheapness of wine seems to be a cause, not of drunkenness, but of sobriety. The inhabitants of the wine countries are in general the soberest people in Europe; witness the Spaniards, the Italians, and the inhabitants of the southern provinces of France.
Page 23 - ... the retailer than a large quantity of the brewer. He may, no doubt, buy too much of either, as he may of any other dealers in his neighbourhood — of the butcher, if he is a glutton ; or of the draper, if he affects to be a beau among his companions. It is advantageous to the great body of workmen...
Page 5 - These are the generations of Noah : Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Page 8 - O true believers, surely wine, and lots, and images, and divining arrows are an abomination of the work of Satan; therefore avoid them, that ye may prosper. Satan seeketh to sow dissension and hatred among you, by means of wine and lots, and to divert you from remembering God, and from prayer; will ye not therefore abstain from them...
Page 12 - These measures laid the foundation of the great extension of the English manufacture of spirits, but it was not till about 1724 that the passion for gindrinking appears to have infected the masses of the population, and it spread with the rapidity and violence of an epidemic. Small as is the place which this fact occupies in English history, it was probably, if we consider all the consequences that have flowed from it, the most momentous in that of the eighteenth century — incomparably more so...
Page 54 - Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and in making crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles on which our government was founded.

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