"Prohibition Was Distinctly Anti-Catholic"
Rightly notes a commenter to Elizabeth Hanna's article rightly arguing that "the legal drinking age has only glorified the appeal of alcohol consumption and muddled our conception of what ought to be our boundaries, and who or what should be blamed when we cross them" — It's Time to Get Rid of the Drinking Age. Says the commenter,
- Prohibition had a strong 'anti-foreigner' and anti-Catholic bias especially against the Italians, Irish and Poles, Bohemians and other immigrants. The result, of course, was the greatest alcoholic binge in world history. An alliance of liberal protestant ministers and spinsterish New England busy-bodies and their 'purity' crusades have reached their nightmarish. apotheosis in modern political correctness.
- The truth is, alcohol is a blessing, and we should be careful where we place our blame when we abuse it. By faulting alcohol itself, we curse a beautiful gift, thus offending the Giver and denying the true source of the problem. Alcohol abuse isn't an inherent consequence of alcohol, but rather a manifestation of our own tendency to sin.