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To: Aegedius
"then there would have been no need for the 18th amendment"

There was no need for the 18th. The temperance reformers thought it would be harder to overturn than a federal statute.

Once the 18th was passed, the 21st was necessary to repeal it. Read Section 2 of the 21st amendment -- it turns the legalization power over to the states from the federal government.

31 posted on 12/17/2004 11:03:11 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: robertpaulsen
ROTFLMAO,,,,you stiil trying to peddle that BS?

PS, no one buys it.

34 posted on 12/17/2004 11:05:22 AM PST by Protagoras (Christmas is not a secular holiday)
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To: robertpaulsen
Even during Prohibition, it was legal to produce a small amount of liquor, wine or beer for one's own consumption.

If the fascists at the DEA took the same approach to marijuana, one could grow five or six plants a year for personal consumption.

It would dramatically reduce drug dealing and a whole crapload of associated problems.

If a person could grow their own, they would never meet a dealer who would want them to buy crank, smack, crack and all the other bad stuff in the marketplace.
36 posted on 12/17/2004 11:08:11 AM PST by Beckwith (John, you said I was going to be the First Lady, as of now, you're on the couch . . .)
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To: robertpaulsen
Even during Prohibition, it was legal to produce a small amount of liquor, wine or beer for one's own consumption.

If the fascists at the DEA took the same approach to marijuana, one could grow five or six plants a year for personal consumption.

It would dramatically reduce drug dealing and a whole crapload of associated problems.

If a person could grow their own, they would never meet a dealer who would want them to buy crank, smack, crack and all the other bad stuff in the marketplace.
37 posted on 12/17/2004 11:08:39 AM PST by Beckwith (John, you said I was going to be the First Lady, as of now, you're on the couch . . .)
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To: robertpaulsen
The 18th amendment was ratified in 1919. Wickard was decided in 1942. I doubt if the notion of using 1-8-3 was even conceivable in years prior to 1919 when the liquor Nazis plotted their disastrous experiment.

228 posted on 12/18/2004 4:48:43 PM PST by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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