PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP IN
ENFORCING AND EDUCATING William M. BennettFormer State Senator, New York
The 18th Amendment
|1. ||The manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof
into, or the exportation thereof from the United
States and all the territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.|
|2. ||The Congress and the several states shall have
concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.|
The ProblemThe best and most practicable plan to make the 18th
Proposed PlanThis plan consists of two parts:
A constitution is not self-enforcing. It contains no penalties for its violation. It must therefore be followed by legislation to become effective.
|1. ||Legislation, enforcement, changes in administration.|
|2. ||Educational program to put public opinion back of
Part I--Legislation, Enforcement, Changes in Administration
|1. ||Federal: Federal legislation (a) defines "intoxicating"; (b) declares the crime for violation of the Amendment; (c) creates officers to administer the law. Under it
there is now partial enforcement, but the Amendment is not
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Book title: Law Observance:Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?.
Contributors: W. Durant C. - Editor.
Publisher: Durant Award Office.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1929.
Page number: 73.
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