this day in crime history: october 28, 1919

Alcohol abuse!

On this date in 1919, the US Congress overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto and passed the Volstead Act, which banned alcohol and ushered in the era known as Prohibition. Now that was a crime.

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5 thoughts on “this day in crime history: october 28, 1919

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Volstead Act, what a crime and what a sin. Maybe government will wake up and end gun control as the People, want to exercise 2A Rights, which is now seeing black market activity as was bathtub gin.

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      • You’re welcome. Unfortunately the chipping and eroding of our former national pride and efficiency via pandering politicians and lobbyists representing entities not having our best interest in mind, has now rendered America as a whole, and New York State, into a degenerate cesspool of socialist Marxists. The federal government willingly turns a deaf ear to the fact that our revolution in 1776 was funded primarily from people distilling, which many of our Founding Fathers were involved in, including Washington, as he was broke, and generated personal income with alcohol manufacture and sales. Prohibition was simial to today’s politicians shouting for gun control, and we see how sales went to the outer cosmos. Black Market and organized crime, also increased, as it covered at one time alcohol beverage industry.

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  2. John D.:
    And that went over like the proverbial lead balloon *(for 13 years).
    The only ones that made money FROM Volstead were the bootleggers and mobsters.
    (we can’t forget CANADA…lol)
    Talk about one’s “pursuit of happiness”…heh.

    Stay safe (and relatively sober) out there.

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