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A historical reminder for Prohibitionists of all stripes [View all]

Some of you may remember this quote as read by Peter Coyote in Ken Burns' excellent
mini-series Prohibition. It's from a speech by evangelist Billy Sunday given as the Eighteenth Amendment
banning alcohol was about to go into effect:

"The reign of tears is over. The slums will soon be a memory. We will turn our prisons into factories and our jails into storehouses and corncribs. Men will walk upright now, women will smile and children will laugh. Hell will be forever for rent."

You may very well get the laws you want- but the effects you expect those laws to bring about
might be a different story...

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