Dry Law

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Dry Law

 

a law prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages. Such laws have been in effect in the USA (1920–33) and several other countries.

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Yet, as I said, only a policeman or politician with a death wish would call for the prohibition of alcohol.
Spokesman Danny Kushlik told the Daily Mirror: "It's the same as the prohibition of alcohol - 1920 to 1933 - which ended with the corruption of the entire United States police force and the creation of the American Mafia, but on a global scale
12) When the drys met resistance, which they did, they turned to the state and demanded the legal prohibition of alcohol.
Law could merely drive abortion underground and create the same evils that existed under the prohibition of alcohol.
They may also care to look at what happened in relation to crime when prohibition of alcohol was imposed in America.
By 1914, legal restrictions on opium and heroine were soon followed by the prohibition of alcohol.
Neely asserts that most Confederate citizens apparently accepted the curtailment of civil liberties, the issuance of passports for travel, the prohibition of alcohol, and the presence of guards and military posts throughout the South as necessities of war.
As for content, one endearing aspect is the snapshot of a Baptist college-student's life: chapel requirements, prohibition of alcohol and tobacco, chaperoning of coed events, literary clubs, etc.
And he compared current policy to the prohibition of alcohol in the USA which, he said, only succeeded in producing a massive criminal underworld.
Their agenda," Tremont says, "is total, 100 percent prohibition of alcohol.