Repeal And Responsibility

Editorial-A +A
Published: 12/04/2012

This month marks the 79th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

The ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by Utah on Dec. 5, 1933, put an end to the “noble experiment” which was brought on by ratification of the 18th Amendment. The 21st Amendment did two things: it brought an end to the nearly 14 years of Prohibition through which the country suffered and granted to the states the power to regulate beverage alcohol. In fact, the states have more power over the regulation of alcohol than over any other item in interstate commerce.