Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Why not pass a Constitutional amendment banning alcohol consumption?

I think alcohol use in America is counterproductive to economic growth in this economy, especially in war times with terrorism overseas.

If we passed a constitutional amendment ratified by the states that bans the sale, purchase, consumption, possession, and trafficking of alcoholic beverages, with penalties of prison or fine not to exceed 15 years prison prosecutory sentence

Why not?

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  • loved1
    Lv 5
    8 years ago
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    wow, you're 100 years late.

  • 8 years ago

    Eric, good intentions, but will get you no where.

    Besides what everyone else said, we had Prohibition and all it did was take tax revenue away that would be generated by the sale of Alcohol.

    And, how many other Laws do we have that are not enforced?

    Marijuana, and other drugs? Against the law, but still prevalent.

    Immigration? It's against the law to enter our country without proper documentation, but there's 10's of millions here breaking the law and no enforcement.

    So adding another law, that cannot be enforced will do no good whatsoever.

    Sorry to burst your bubble.

  • 8 years ago

    You mean the 19th Amendment? That's been tried and repealed by the 21st.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    You should watch " Prohibition " on public tv to see how well that worked .

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Way too many drinkers in the land.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    We could also call it, the 19th ammendment.

    May as well just put in sharia law, while We are at it.

  • Alex
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Been there done that it didn't work.

    Provisionikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition

  • Gazza
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    LMAO. Welcome to the USA, the land of the free as long as you don't drink alcohol.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Prohibition, look it up.

  • Brutus
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    They already tried that.

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