It’s not often that a federal law is repealed but after a few years people realized that the Eighteenth Amendment was a bad idea. Crime was rampant since the Federal and 2/3 of the State’s Governments decided they had dominion over your body, and understandably people rebelled and alcohol was driven underground and unscrupulous individuals capitalized on it. You think they’d learn their lesson with the War on Drugs and prostitution and do the same with that. Your body, not hurting anyone, is nobody’s business but your own. Anyway, they repealed it, the only way you can do that to a constitutional amendment is with another constitutional amendment. Thus was born, 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 The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.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 here of to the States by the Congress.
Section 1 repealed it, and Section 2 put the responsibility of alcohol regulation on the States. Ever wonder where liquor licenses and wet/dry counties came from? Thank Section 2. Section 3 requires it to be ratified or it’s worthless.
Remember that just societies have a check and balance system. Government makes laws which are enforced by the cops. Laws are just words on paper, you don’t have to follow them, which is why we have cops. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the laws that keep the Federal Government in check BUT it’s just words on paper unless enforced by someone. Guess who that is? WE THE PEOPLE, and we are failing miserable due to apathy and complacency. A little monetary or physical security in exchange for freedom and liberty. Not for this wolf, I’m not one of the flock, I’m above it and have taken it upon myself to snap you from your slumber, remove your blindfolds and show you how IT IS!
Another essay to follow on the Twenty-Second Amendment. Stay tuned for it next week.