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Old 12-05-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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December 5th is the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the 18th Amendment, ending prohibition, and giving us all the constitutional right to consume alcohol. This year is the 75th anniversary. To date this is not yet an official holiday. But, awareness/adoption could one day help make this the first truly American drinking holiday. (Unlike St. Patrickís Day, Cinco de Mayo, Oktoberfest, etc.) Here are a few reasons why Repeal Day should be a holiday in the U.S.

We have the constitutional right to do so. How many forms of pleasure are guaranteed by the Constitution? None. Unless youíre one of those who get an inflated sense of ego from holding a firearm or speaking in public. Me, Iím going to stick with alcohol.

Itís at the right time. Conveniently located about halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, at a time when weíre probably not with our families, the Fifth of December represents a great time to get together with friends and celebrate our constitutional rights.

Repeal Day doesnít exclude. Are you an American, or are you located in the United States? Congratulations, youíre invited to join our party! Being French on Cinco de Mayo is about as cool as being British on the Fourth of July. But December Fifth is a day thatís open to anyone!

Itís Easy! There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green. Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink. Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work. Split a bottle of wine with a loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Just do it because you can.

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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This day, 74 years ago, a majority of states ratified the 21st admendment, ending prohibition at the federal level.

http://www.repealday.org/

Crack open a brew and celebrate! (Like you needed a reason...)

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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December 5th is the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the 18th Amendment, ending prohibition, and giving us all the constitutional right to consume alcohol. This year is the 75th anniversary. To date this is not yet an official holiday. But, awareness/adoption could one day help make this the first truly American drinking holiday. (Unlike St. Patrickís Day, Cinco de Mayo, Oktoberfest, etc.) Here are a few reasons why Repeal Day should be a holiday in the U.S.

We have the constitutional right to do so. How many forms of pleasure are guaranteed by the Constitution? None. Unless youíre one of those who get an inflated sense of ego from holding a firearm or speaking in public. Me, Iím going to stick with alcohol.

Itís at the right time. Conveniently located about halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, at a time when weíre probably not with our families, the Fifth of December represents a great time to get together with friends and celebrate our constitutional rights.

Repeal Day doesnít exclude. Are you an American, or are you located in the United States? Congratulations, youíre invited to join our party! Being French on Cinco de Mayo is about as cool as being British on the Fourth of July. But December Fifth is a day thatís open to anyone!

Itís Easy! There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green. Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink. Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work. Split a bottle of wine with a loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Just do it because you can.

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:53 PM   #4
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I'm in to declaire today be a national holiday!!!

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:56 PM   #5
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As if i neede another reason to drink
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:09 PM   #6
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"remember remember the 5th of december"
Guy Fšwkes night is cool and all, but come on... Alcohol wins.

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:43 PM   #7
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God Bless the USA. It would have been better if the 18th ammendment never passed to begin with but at least we got it corrected later.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:30 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by GeoXP
December 5th is the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the 18th Amendment, ending prohibition, and giving us all the constitutional right to consume alcohol. This year is the 75th anniversary. To date this is not yet an official holiday. But, awareness/adoption could one day help make this the first truly American drinking holiday. (Unlike St. Patrickís Day, Cinco de Mayo, Oktoberfest, etc.) Here are a few reasons why Repeal Day should be a holiday in the U.S.

We have the constitutional right to do so. How many forms of pleasure are guaranteed by the Constitution? None. Unless youíre one of those who get an inflated sense of ego from holding a firearm or speaking in public. Me, Iím going to stick with alcohol.

Itís at the right time. Conveniently located about halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, at a time when weíre probably not with our families, the Fifth of December represents a great time to get together with friends and celebrate our constitutional rights.

Repeal Day doesnít exclude. Are you an American, or are you located in the United States? Congratulations, youíre invited to join our party! Being French on Cinco de Mayo is about as cool as being British on the Fourth of July. But December Fifth is a day thatís open to anyone!

Itís Easy! There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green. Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink. Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work. Split a bottle of wine with a loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Just do it because you can.

I applaud your enthusiasm, but you are mistaken. Drinking is not a constitutionally guaranteed "right". The repeal of Prohibition did not insert a "right to drink". It merely withdrew a constitutional ban that existed previously. It is not like the Right to Bear Arms or the Right to Peacably Assemble. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives us The Right to Drink. You need to learn your history, son.

That said, it is indeed reason to celebrate.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:43 PM   #9
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Quote:
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December 5th is the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the 18th Amendment, ending prohibition, and giving us all the constitutional right to consume alcohol. This year is the 75th anniversary. To date this is not yet an official holiday. But, awareness/adoption could one day help make this the first truly American drinking holiday. (Unlike St. Patrickís Day, Cinco de Mayo, Oktoberfest, etc.) Here are a few reasons why Repeal Day should be a holiday in the U.S.

We have the constitutional right to do so. How many forms of pleasure are guaranteed by the Constitution? None. Unless youíre one of those who get an inflated sense of ego from holding a firearm or speaking in public. Me, Iím going to stick with alcohol.

Itís at the right time. Conveniently located about halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, at a time when weíre probably not with our families, the Fifth of December represents a great time to get together with friends and celebrate our constitutional rights.

Repeal Day doesnít exclude. Are you an American, or are you located in the United States? Congratulations, youíre invited to join our party! Being French on Cinco de Mayo is about as cool as being British on the Fourth of July. But December Fifth is a day thatís open to anyone!

Itís Easy! There are no outfits to buy, costumes to rent, rivers to dye green. Simply celebrate the day by stopping by your local bar, tavern, saloon, winery, distillery, or brewhouse and having a drink. Pick up a six-pack on your way home from work. Split a bottle of wine with a loved one. Buy a shot for a stranger. Just do it because you can.

thats beautiful

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:51 PM   #10
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There is nothing in the Constitution that gives us The Right to Drink.
Ninth Ammedment:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

In otherwords, just because the Constitution doesn't specifically spell out a right, doesn't mean that the right doesn't exist.

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