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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 03:01 PM
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214. I don't suggest that your Prohibition was a success
or that it was wise public policy. (Never had it up here ...)

I'm sick to the back teeth of the misogynist attacks on the women who did put themselves on the line, and endure all that and worse, to try to do something about the abuse and horrors endured by untold numbers of women and children at the hands of drunken and alcoholic men.

Nobody was as sophisticated in their analyses of social problems and solutions then as we are now, and we're not even tremendously adept at it now, in the case of most governments anyway.

Face it, the temperance movement fell flat on their collective asses. They managed to pass prohibition and what happened

"They"? The temperance movement was enacting legislation at the time, was it?
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