|1.||The sole, and definitely stated purpose of the Amendment, is to prohibit|
|2.||The Amendment does not define the word "intoxicating," that is, does not undertake to fix the alcoholic content, which, when present, makes any given liquor intoxicating.|
|3.||The Amendment is not self-enforcing. Hence it requires an act of Congress to fix the alcoholic content which makes a liquor intoxicating, together with such provisions relating to exceptions, limitations, procedure and punishments, as will carry into effect the Amendment in its true spirit and purpose.|
We here reach the heart of the problem. What shall be the provisions of this act of Congress? On its wisdom or unwisdom depends the success or failure of prohibition as a national policy. In drafting this statute, the broadest conceptions of the wisest statesmen, the best brain and heart of the nation, might well be employed. Their united wisdom may still be inadequate for the full accomplishment of their purpose.