Saturday, December 5, 2009

On This Date in History...

Prohibition repealed! Text of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

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 The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.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 hereof to the States by the Congress.

This is the only amendment that has passed primarily to repeal an earlier amendment. I, personally, gave up drinking 'intoxicating liquors' many years ago but since November 4, 2008, I can't say I haven't considered taking it up again...


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