Friday, December 5, 2008

75 Years and Counting!

Today is the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition - aka the 21st Amendment. How glorious. Why? Because as a capitalist, I believe in less government and free will. I choose to drink, I do so willingly and responsibly - I don't need some nutso, rightwing, AFA-loving extremist in DC telling me whether it's right or wrong. I will make that choice on my own thank you. And, thank you to the Congress of 1933 who had the good sense to repeal this crazy Amendment.

So, now go out and celebrate!! The Washingtonian has a great list of places in the District who are marking this momentous occasion with happy hour specials. Just be sure to remember that drinking is a privilege and treat it accordingly - do it in moderation and with good sense. And, call a sober friend for a ride if you've had a few.

Also note of interest: the 21st Amendment allowed US citizens to imbibe again and our national drinking age is 21...coincidence? I think not....

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