Plus Ça Change…


I think it wasCatherine Murdock, in the Ken BurnsProhibition series, who noted that the source of the Temperance movement’s strength was also the root of it’s ultimate defeat. I forget the exact quote, but it was something like ‘stubborn, intransigent, refus[ing] to compromise.’

Sound familiar?

So, maybe some small cause for hope in looking back at this previous era of the culture war. However, “victory” only came after more than a dozen years that wreaked havok in all sorts of ways…and this was only about booze. This generation of morality police are trying to stomp on civil rights, women’s rights, religious tolerance, and the federal government generally. I don’t think we can give them a dozen years.

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