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

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DIVIDE THE FIELD

Lieut.-Col. Ned M. Green Former Prohibition Administrator San Francisco, California

A LAW has been passed which has developed an unprecedented resistance to enforcement.

This resistance comes from a very large percentage of the people and is not only a passive resistance of opinion, but one of money, since much more than a billion dollars a year (probably several billions) is spent in violation of the law. This is amply proven by recent developments in Philadelphia. This "capital investment" has made law violation one of the largest industries in the country and has poisoned the forces of enforcement with bribery and corruption.

It is evident there are but two ways of approaching the problem. We must either decrease the resistance or increase the enforcement.

There is a great temptation to attempt an impressive discussion of the ways to reduce the resistance such as: changes in the Amendment; changes in the Volstead Act; new laws, state and federal; educating the public to law observance; taking prohibition out of politics, etc., etc.

But it appears to me to be only a waste of time to engage in a purely academic and futile discussion of changes either impossible or highly improbable within any reasonable time.


The Law Here to Stay

The Amendment is here to stay, and the Volstead Act will stay, just as it is, at least for some years, as the new Congress is more "dry" than the old one.

Changes in the other subjects mentioned, while they offer attractive topics for discussion, are too remote to even justify hope.

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