|1.||The "It's no business of mine" attitude of many of the opponents to the Amendment toward its violations.|
|2.||Emboldened evil so widespread as to have made the prohibition question, in some states, a political issue during the recent national political campaign.|
|3.||Weak or perhaps misplaced policing power.|
|4.||Lack of severity in the prosecution and punishment of the violators of the amendment.|
|5.||Local inactivity in co-operating with the national enforce ment officers.|
|6.||The strong incentive offered, by apparently good citizens, in the illicit trafficking in liquor.|
|7.||The ease with which youths may obtain intoxicants.|
|8.||The growing disregard for all law.|
|9.||Failure to keep faith with our duty to posterity.|
Thorough-going investigation of the facts is needed by a body of competent citizens, best fitted for the undertaking by virtue of past achievements and their knowledge of affairs of state.
If available for a commission of this nature, select such men as the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court for his judicial mind of unbiased turn; the Secretary of the United States Treasury and the chief of the enforcement division for their knowledge of the matter to be considered; the Secretary of War for his intimate contact with the greatest policing power in the world; and Charles E. Hughes for his distinguished service in administering public office.