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THE MENACE of PROHIBITION

BY LULU WIGHTMAN

ADVOCATE OF CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Patrick Henry

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GREAT QUESTIONS OF THE HOUR

A pamphlet containing a series of Mrs. Wightman's Lectures on themes of absorbing interest about the very things that YOU are THINKING and TALKING about TO DAY!

the all important questions the perplexing questions the paramount questions

Mrs. Wightman's views on public matters political, religious and economic should claim the serious attention of every citizen of the United States.

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64 pages, with portrait of the author, good paper, clear type, attractive cover.

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THE MENACE of PROHIBITION

BY LULU WIGHTMAN

"No man in America has any right to rest contented and easy and indifferent, for never before, not even in the time of the Civil War, have all the energies and all the devotion of the American democracy been demanded for the perpetuity of American institutions, for the continuance of the American republic against foes without and more insidious foes within than in the year of grace 1916."

Hon. Elihu Root, in address before the New York State Bar Association, Hotel Astor, New York, January 15th, 1916.

Copyright, 1916, by Lulu Wightman

PREFACE

Most writers, in viewing the question of Prohibition, have followed along a beaten track. They have confined themselves generally to consideration of moral, economic, and religious phases of the subject.

While I have not entirely ignored these phases, I have chiefly engaged in the task of pointing out a particular phase that it appears to me entirely outweighs all others put together; namely, that of the effect of Prohibition, in its ultimate and practical workings, upon the political the structure of American civil government.

I have endeavored to steer clear of its professions and obsessions, all of which can be of little consequence in the light of my contention that the major matter with which Prohibition is concerned is the capture and overturning of our present system of jurisprudence; and that the danger threatening from this tendency is real and foreboding I have conscientiously tried to make clear in these pages.

That National Prohibition is an approaching enemy to free government, of which the people should be warned even at the risk of being grossly misunderstood, is my opinion. From the watch towers of American liberty the warning should go forth. For my own part, I feel well repaid with the conscientious effort I have made in "The Menace of Prohibition."

LULU WIGHTMAN.

[Illustration: LULU WIGHTMAN.]

CONTENTS

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A False Principle 6

Political Power the Object 9

Political Activities at Washington 10

Prohibition and Sunday Laws 13

Sumptuary Laws Increasing 14

A Dangerous Combination 17

An Old Time Fallacy 21

Industrial Conditions Responsible 23

The Opinion of an Economist 24

Effects of Prohibition 26

Collective Tyranny in Government 29

Prohibition Censorship Despotic 30

We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence.

=John Stuart Mill defines Prohibition in this language:=

"Prohibition: A theory of 'social rights' which is nothing short of this that it is the absolute right of every individual that every other individual shall act in every respect exactly as he ought; that whosoever fails thereof in the smallest particular violates my social rights and entitles me to demand from the legislature the removal of the grievance... Continue reading book >>




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