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  • 1925
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  • A. Scott Bullitt and George Cotterill debate the Volstead Act, which enforces the eighteenth amendment, banning the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. Bullitt states, "I believe that experience has shown [the law] should be changed, and the law should now be taken up and modified to conform to the facts which we now have at our disposal and which we did not have a few years ago. ...You can have a reasonable law controlling t... more
    A. Scott Bullitt and George Cotterill debate the Volstead Act, which enforces the eighteenth amendment, banning the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. Bullitt states, "I believe that experience has shown [the law] should be changed, and the law should now be taken up and modified to conform to the facts which we now have at our disposal and which we did not have a few years ago. ...You can have a reasonable law controlling the abuse without going to the extreme of depriving people of their own personal rights and violating the sanctity of their homes in order merely to prevent somebody else from abusing what he has a right to do." Cotterill supports prohibition and gives historical context to the issue. less
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