Prohibition, an Adventure in Freedom

Prohibition, an Adventure in Freedom

Prohibition, an Adventure in Freedom

Prohibition, an Adventure in Freedom

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Prohibition of the liquor traffic in the United States of America is the result of more than one hundred years of education, agitation and legislation,--and the greatest of these is education, even though both the logical and chronological crown of the great reform is legislation.

If any mistake has been made by the leaders of the Cause in recent years. it has been the casing up on the educational process while stressing the necessity of obedience to law. "This ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." Without a vital and intelligent public opinion laws become a nullity and Constitutions scraps of paper. It is impossible to capitalize society so strongly that its accumulated moral strength will not subside and ultimately end in bankruptcy unless it is renewed in each new generation. Hence each generation is confronted with the task of saving society.

Therefore, we of the generation who know from personal experience and observation the beneficent change that Prohibition has made are wicked and slothful stewards of a sacred trust if we do not pass on to the rising generation a knowledge of the moral, civic and social conditions at they existed in the old days, plus a knowledge of the . . .

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