View Single Post
Old 11-08-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
RWood
Technogeezer
RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RWood ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RWood's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,233
Karma: 1601464
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-500
Nation, Carry: The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation. IMP. 08 Nov 2007

Temperance


In the US this word is most closely associated with one person, Carry Nation. She led the drive against alcohol and tobacco for many years. Some loved her as a saint and others (like my Grandmother) cursed her as a demon.

She cloaked her hatred in the words of the Bible and twisted everything and everyone that came hear her.

Her efforts resulted in a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol in the US. This provided a major source of funds for organized crime and a breakdown in respect for the law that still continues to this day. Many if not most people ignored the law, all looked away, speakeasies flourished. (There was even a bootlegger operating from an office in the US Capital building.) When it was repealed tremendous damage had been done to both the economy and the spirit of the country.

Perhaps with a hundred years between the acts and now she can be viewed as a tragic figure worthy of pity. I do not think so.
This work is assumed to be in the Life+70 public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. Copyright laws differ throughout the world, and it may still be under copyright in some countries. Before downloading, please check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work..

To report a copyright violation you can contact us here.
Attached Files
File Type: imp The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A Nation.imp (508.6 KB, 427 views)
RWood is offline   Reply With Quote