Three cheers for Thomas Cullen and Pat Harrison
Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray!
Know these guys now; they helped end Prohibition. Beginning April 7, 1933, Americans did not have to brew, sell or drink beer in secret anymore. The Cullen-Harrison Act ended the rule of bootleggers and gangsters. Beer and other intoxicating beverages were given back to the people.
April 7th is National Beer Day to celebrate the end of Prohibition. On this eve, I want to encourage you to raise a pint in the name of Cullen and Harrison. Without them, you might be drinking flavorless illegal booze. Drink up, your freedoms and liberties are at the bottom of the pint glass.
Beer is not just social, but political. “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” (George Santayana, 1905). These pre-Prohibition words of wisdom are why we celebrate beer now and continue into the future.
Speaking of liberties and freedoms, I have to give a shout out to a brother of mine, Fadi Malkosh. He is my most outspoken friend. Here are a few words about Prohibition from Fadi: “What we learned from that experiment is that prohibition doesn't work. It only makes things infinitely worse. Ending prohibition left all the rum runners with fast cars and no jobs. That's how NASCAR started.” You can find Fadi on Network Radio. Check him out and give his a shout out because it his birthday today (April 6th)!
I may drink responsibly, but I don’t use grammar responsibly.
Drink wisely, but don’t abuse alcohol.
Take my Beerstionnaire
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