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

By W. Durant C. | Go to book overview

WHY ENFORCERS HOP-SCOTCH

Will P. Stephenson Judge, Court of Common Pleas, West Union, Ohio

IT is difficult for 50% of the people of any country, plus a few, to regulate the conduct of the other 50% of the people, minus a few. Such is the status of prohibition in the United States today.

Prohibition will never be enforced in many of the states by state authorities.

State authorities to be successful must work in conjunction with county authorities, with sheriffs, constables, marshals of villages and policemen in the cities. The violators of the law are acquainted with the local officers. They know each and every local officer at sight--and why not? They were reared with them. A county is but a small community in this age of rapid transit. The culprits are many times friends, political and otherwise, and in some instances relatives of the enforcement officers. The officers in power owe some of them political debts. There's an umbilical cord between local officer and local culprit that should not exist, but it does, and you have to reckon with it.

Local officers can not keep their every move secret from every one and they cannot spot all the lookouts. Three times out of five, contemplated raids are "tipped off" before they are made. Violators, instead of being arrested, are warned.

In many jurisdictions the third offense is triable by a jury. This is pie for the violator, because he knows the state must have an air-tight case against him or he will be acquitted by the local jury, many of whom he knows, and possibly to some of whom he has sold his wares. The actual moonshiner or bootlegger is very poor and most of them have large families. If they are sent to prison for a

-465-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Law Observance: Shall the People of the United States Uphold the Constitution?
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 578

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.