Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | December 5, 2008

Celebrate Freedom, Celebrate Repeal Day

Photo from Scofflaws Den

Photo from Scofflaw's Den

Today is the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th Amendment and ended Prohibition. Here is the text of the 21st Amendment in full:

The 21st Amendment

Ratified December 5, 1933

Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use there in of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

If you visit, you can find out more about the good case for celebrating today.

Unlike St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo, Repeal Day is a day that all Americans have a part in observing, because it’s written in our Constitution. No other holiday celebrates the laws that guarantee our rights, and Repeal Day has everything to do with our personal pleasures.

There are party’s going on across the country, but I think DC’s Craft Bartenders Guild is going to earn the honors for the best party today. Derek Brown, Tom Brown, Adam Bernbach, Tiffany from The Gibson, and many others will be serving up drinks, some of which will be original creations for the night. In addition to being worked by DC’s best bartenders, cocktailian bloggers from Scofflaw’s Den, Kaiser Penguin and Jeffrey Morgenthlaer will be in attendance. I’ll be there too and there will be bowties. Oh yes, there will be bowties.

The DC party is tonight from 8pm til 12am at the City Tavern Club in Georgetown. You can buy tickets online at the DC Craft Bartenders Guild site.



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