Category: Organizations

Drinking Guidelines: Are Government Alcohol Recommendations Logical?

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Many countries have drinking guidelines. These show what governments consider reasonable drinking levels. However, drinking guidelines differ widely. Some maximum levels are twice as high as others. Yet the medical research findings are available to all countries! I. Guidelines not Science-Based It’s clear that these maximum consumption levels have little basis in medical research. Instead, …

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St. Jude Retreats, Scientology & Narconon: Discover the Facts!

St. Jude Retreats

Allegation The Baldwin Research Institute owns and operates the St. Jude Retreats (aka Freedom Model Retreats). “Baldwin Research Institute — A Scientology Fraud?” appeared as a thread on the WhyWeProtest.net website.  The person who raised the question expressed concern that St. Jude Retreats were a Scientology organization that had “escaped detection.” In so doing, they …

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Association Against the Prohibition Amendment

Association Against the Prohibition Amendment

Naval Captain William H. Stayton established the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment in 1918. He did so in an unsuccessful effort to prevent the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment established National Prohibition (1920-1933). However, the Association grew dramatically after Prohibition. That was because Prohibition caused very serious problems. The Association Against the …

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AA is Religious: What You Need to Know about Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is religious. Court cases repeatedly find that Alcoholics Anonymous is religious in nature.  As a result, no agent of government may legally require anyone to attend AA.  I. AA is Religious AA is Based on Religion Founders of AA were members of a fundamentalist Protestant Christian movement, the Oxford Group. Its members “practiced absolute …

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Center for Alcohol Policy: Its Nature, Goals, & Methods

What is the Center for Alcohol Policy? What are its goals? How does it achieve them? I. Center for Alcohol Policy The Center for Alcohol Policy is a non-profit organization. The National Beer Wholesalers Association founded and funds it. That’s a trade group.  The executive director for the Center is Mike Lashbrook. He was president …

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Alcohol Moderation Organizations (Neither Abstinence Nor Alcohol Abuse)

alcohol moderation organizations

Many early temperance societies were actually alcohol moderation organizations. That’s because ‘temperance’ means moderation. And it meant moderation to them. I. Alcoholic Drink Equivalence The temperance movement began by encouraging drinkers to consume in moderation. It didn’t try to enforce abstinence from all alcohol. Instead, it only called for people to abstain from liquor (distilled …

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Scientific Temperance Federation (Discover the Deception It Hid!)

Cora F. Stoddard

The Scientific Temperance Federation was formed in 1906 upon the death of Mary Hunt. She was a leader of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Hunt was head of the WCTU’s powerful Department of Scientific Temperance Instruction in Schools and Colleges.  Temperance textbooks needed Mary Hunt’s approval to be endorsed by the WCTU. And without …

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Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)

Woman's Christian Temperance Union

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) is the oldest voluntary, non-sectarian women’s organization in continuous existence in the world. In addition, it was among the first groups to keep a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. to promote its agenda. The group’s name is the “Woman’s” rather than “Women’s” Christian Temperance Union. That’s because it’s the individual …

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Prohibition Party – The Oldest Third Party in U.S.

Prohibition Party

I. Background of the Prohibition Party The Prohibition Party of the United States began in 1869. Before the Civil War (1861-1865) temperance groups had promoted voluntary abstinence from alcoholic beverages. The  War diverted national attention to more pressing matters. Subsequently, the temperance movement wayned. Moral suasion had proved to be both difficult and frustrating. So …

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Wilbur F. Crafts and His International Reform Bureau

Wilbur F. Crafts was a self-styled “Christian lobbyist.” He formed the International Reform Bureau in 1895. Crafts led it for 28 years until his death in 1922. I. Wilbur F. Crafts Best known as a prohibition leader, Crafts also opposed movies and promoted their heavy censorship by government. The motion picture industry feared his Reform …

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