November 18, 2009

The Twenty First Amendment.

Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress. Effect of Repeal

The twenty first amendment basically repeals the eighteenth amendment. It makes it so that the production, sale, and consumption of alcohol would no longer be illegal. I think that when they created the eighteenth amendment they expected everyone to simply obey the law and not drink alcohol however it sort of backfired on them. Because everyone was making and consuming liquor illegally, crime began to rise and the government began to realise that it would be more beneficial to make alcohol legal once again.

This is an interview with a wine sales rep on his opinion on the twenty first amendment. It is an interesting point of view-- you can bet he is happy this amendment was passed!

This is a video of an average guy explaining the twenty-first amendment. It seems that everyone knows about this amendment-- at least a lot of college guys! ;)