.....Congress passed Prohibition because they felt the country had a drinking problem....after repeal, the country had two problems: drinking and organized crime.
You owe me a new monitor! I laughed my Butt off after reading that post and ending up with milk through my nose....well happy monday to you kinda Sir. or ma’am. what a way to start my work week.
“National prohibition was advocated as a wartime measure after the US declared war on Germany in April 1917 and the prohibition amendment passed Congress and was sent to the states for ratification late in 1917. The wartime prohibition act was passed in 1918 at the very end of the war; but the Lever Act August 1917 had already banned distilled spirits production for the remainder of the war and reserved supplies of grain for food production, and by 1919, just before the Volstead Act went into effect nationally, 27 states had enacted full prohibition laws. Anti-German sentiment worked in the interests of extending prohibition in wartime because most of the breweries had been founded in the 19th century by German immigrants to the US, and retained German names. Thus wartime hostility toward Germans helped the rise of prohibition.” http://www.anzasa.arts.usyd.edu.au/ahas/prohibition_overview.html
In other words, “National Prohibition was defended as a war measure. The amendment's proponents argued that grain should be made into bread for fighting men and not for making liquor. Anti-German sentiment aided Prohibition's approval. The Anti-Saloon League called Milwaukee's brewers ‘the worst of all our German enemies,’ and dubbed their beer ‘Kaiser brew.’” http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=441