Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wine Quotes

For my blog, I am going to dedicate my thanks this year to those that helped end prohibition in this country. (I have been watching too much Boardwalk Empire)

I know I know....prohibition was back in the 1920's. If prohibition was still in place, then American would not have great wines from California. (at least not being made legally)

So in honor of the end of prohibition....I present some quotes dealing with prohibition of alcohol.

The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts,
has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts --
wets, drys, and hyprocrites.
- Florence Sabin ( 1871-1953) American Medical Scientist

The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.

-Albert Einstein

The new puritans have been highly successful. All of the preconditions for new prohibitions on alcohol and tobacco are in place. ... Indeed, the future agenda of the federal government has already been established to outlaw alcohol and tobacco in the near future. ... If current trends persist, America will be moving toward stricter prohibitions, greater restrictions, and more centralized control over consumption. This represents an erosion of liberty at its most fundamental level.
-Mark Thornton (American Economist)

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