"Didn't it take a Constitutional AMENDMENT to bring about the Prohibition?"
Nope. It took a Constitiutiional amendment to make Prohibition the NATIONAL law of the land. There were plenty of dry towns and dry counties and even dry states BEFORE "Prohibition," and those "dry laws" were NOT found unconstitutional (nor are they now).
ANd Dred SCott was nothing but property to, according to a Supreme Court of the 1800s.
What is SHOCKING is that this very Supreme Court issued a decision that was far more important but is getting far less attention.
Also shocking is the fact that this very Supreme Court has ruled time and time again in FAVOR of expanded police powers.
WHERES THE OUTCRY FOR THAT?
Just because someone decided at one point that something was "constitutional" does not make it correct. Heck, even the Founders were unconstitutional from time to time. The issue is to be CONSISTENT, not slavishly worship one man or group of men or one institution.
posted on 06/26/2003 8:39:14 PM PDT
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