Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Go Drink a Beer

Today was a momentous day in United States history. The 5th of December... what does it symbolize to you? Someone's birthday, the day before hump day, just another Tuesday, an anniversary, or maybe just a boring day? If this day previously had no meaning to you, it should now. You see, in the year 1933 the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was enacted. This amendment repealed the oft derided 18th Amendment.

Why is that important? Because it allowed United States citizens, such as you and I, to legally drink again. Yes, my friends, it has been 73 years since prohibition in the US was repealed on this very day. I would advise you to indulge your right to enjoy a cold, alcohol tinged beverage this evening to remember that if you were living here 74 years ago, you wouldn't be able to have that beer in your hand.

Celebrate the day that allowed Americans to get drunk again. We wouldn't be able to do nearly as many stupid things as we do without the 21st Amendment. See, the government does do the right thing every now and again!

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