Richmond Pearson Hobson, Los Angeles, Cal. Former Congressman from Alabama
THE plan consists in developing agencies to organize, mobilize, and direct the forces of effectiveness and to disintegrate and overcome the forces against effectiveness. The foundation for effectiveness is laid through two educational organizations: one to advance alcohol education for the youth and for the public; the other to advance similarly respect for law and authority. A fighting organization is set up with two main departments to organize and apply the power of law, respectively. A finance organization is organized to provide the sinews of war.
Power for effectiveness lies in the attitude and the will of the people and in law mechanism to carry out that will. Power against effectiveness lies in the profits and resources of the legalized liquor traffic of the outside world and of the bootleggers within America, rooted in social drinking customs as old as the race and enmeshed in the revenue policies and politics of the governments of all other lands.
The 18th Amendment, by the Rhode Island decision, is an integral part of the Constitution. No amendment to the Constitution has ever been repealed. To the enforcement of the 18th Amendment, the Constitution itself calls the states as well as Congress. To the enforcement of the other amendments and of the original Constitution, only Congress is called.
Unable to repeal the 18th Amendment, the objective of enemy grand strategy will be to undo America by any