Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Prohibition Has Made Nothing But Trouble

-Al Capone (1899 – 1947)

Some days, blogging is the last thing I want to do and yesterday turned into one of those days.  I have found other things to fill my time including  watching Ken Burns' new documentary, Prohibition,  on PBS.  Burns does a great job and goes back 100 years to explain just how and why a people would vote for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that created a federal law which banned the manufacturing and sale of intoxicating beverages while at the same ignoring said law.  Burns tells the story of Prohibition by telling the stories of the people involved in creating the law, enforcing the law, breaking the law, and repealing the law.  For more information go to the link below.



Blue Witch said...

Al Capone died at 48?  Who knew?

la peregrina said...

Syphilis will do that to you.

la pergrina said...

Maybe being  so evil also contributed to his early death.  Nah!