Law Observance: Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?

Law Observance: Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?

Law Observance: Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?

Law Observance: Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?

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This book some of the fruits of the Durant presents Prize Contest for the best and most practicable plan to make the 18th Amendment effective."

Herein I have collected the plans submitted by over a hundred law enforcers: judges, district attorneys, prohibition administrators, policemen, governors, police chiefs, justices of the peace, coast guard captains, under-cover agents and a dozen other types of men and women actually engaged in enforcing the prohibition laws. Their contributions are the result of years of thought based on thousands of personal experiences in the public service.

My collaborators are, as it were, delegates from thirty- seven states and Hawaii and Alaska. The list includes 34 public officials in the service of the United States, 23 state officials, 15 county officials, 30 town and city officials.

If these men could have been gathered in a convention to discuss the subject of prohibition enforcement, it would have been hailed as a great national event. Just such a convention has been held within the covers of this book. The addresses delivered are herewith collected and published.

These contributors are not theorists but hard-headed officials up against the daily difficulties of enforcing this law. They represent all sections of the country, all types of men, all ages from a 93-year-old policeman in Nevada to the young son of a sheriff in North Carolina. Their conclusions constitute a referendum on "what to do about prohibition," answered by a great body of expert opinion. In their carefully reasoned analyses of the most critical situation that confronts the country today, they do their countrymen a service.

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