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February 16, 2009

News from the past: Legalize beer to create jobs!

Filed under: FYI,history,US — 7macaw @ 2:36 pm
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From the Time magazine article of October 26, 1931, covering an American Federation of Labor convention: “Opposed by a handful of waiters and onetime bartenders who wanted the entire 18th Amendment discarded, the convention voted as it has in the past to urge Congress only to modify the Volstead Act. legalize the manufacture of 2.75% beer. “A favorable Congress,” President Green had said, “could legalize beer in 48 hours. Immediately an estimated 1,000,-ooo men or more would find jobs. . . .” ”

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