Category: Politics

Richmond Pearson Hobson (Congressional Prohibitionist)

Richmond Pearson Hobson

Richmond Pearson Hobson was the most highly paid of the over 2,000 public speakers for the Anti-Saloon League. His gift of oratory was highly valued by the League and his membership in Congress gave him political clout. Father of American Prohibition Hobson introduced proposed constitutional amendments to establish national prohibition over 20 times. Understandably, some …

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Favorite Alcoholic Beverages of Presidents and Others

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The favorite alcoholic beverages of presidents and others is fascinating subject.. U.S. Presidents The favorite alcoholic beverages of Presidents  of the U.S. include these. Whiskey (George Washington) Madiera wine (Thomas Jefferson) Gin and tonic (Gerald Ford) Martini (Herbert Hoover) Champagne (James Madison) Whiskey (Andrew Jackson) Champagne (James K. Polk) Rum and coke; dry martini (Richard …

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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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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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