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What Prohibition Has Done to America

What Prohibition Has Done to America by Fabian Franklin

In What Prohibition Has Done to America, Fabian Franklin presents a concise but forceful argument against the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Beginning in 1920, this Amendment prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in the United States, until it was repealed in 1933. Franklin contends that the Amendment “is not only a crime against the Constitution of the United States, and not only a crime against the whole spirit of our Federal system, but a crime against the first principles of rational government.” Writing only two years after Prohibition began, he correctly predicts many of its disastrous consequences, such as runaway bootlegging and organized crime. The book is both a passionate defense of liberty, and a reminder to Americans of the perils of surrendering it.

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What Prohibition Has Done to America

by Fabian Franklin Copyright 1922, Harcourt, Brace & Co., New York.

Table of Contents

Chapter I Perverting the Constitution

Chapter II Creating a Nation of Lawbreakers

Chapter III Destroying Our Federal System

Chapter IV How the Amendment Was Put Through

Chapter V The Law Makers and the Law

Chapter VI The Law Enforcers and the Law

Chapter VII Nature of the Prohibitionist Tyranny

Chapter VIII One Half of One Percent

Chapter IX Prohibition and Liberty

Chapter X Prohibition and Socialism

Chapter XI Is There Any Way Out?



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