Category: Politics

Favorite Alcoholic Beverages of Presidents and Others

drinking in American life

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: Government Alcohol Guidelines Logical?

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

Center for Alcohol Policy

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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Politicians Arrested for Drunk Driving (Federal & State)

There are many politicians arrested for drunk driving. The charge is usually driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). However, some states use different charges. For example, OUI (operating under the influence) or OWI (operating while intoxicated). And even DWAI (driving while ability impaired). The charges usually relate to alcohol. Yet it …

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

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. I. Background of the Prohibition Party Moral suasion had proved to be both difficult and frustrating. So …

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Lever Act (Lever Food and Fuel Act) & National Prohibition

lever act

The Lever Act (Lever Food and Fuel Act) was passed by Congress several months after the U.S. entered WW I in 1917. I. The Lever Act Its official name indicates its goal. It was “An Act to Provide Further for the National Security and Defense by Encouraging the Production, Conserving the Supply, and Controlling the …

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Legal Drinking Age: Arguments Against Lowering It!

The federal government is spending taxpayer money in a political campaign. It’s to defend the minimum legal drinking age. “Responses to Arguments against the Minimum Legal Drinking Age” is by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In it, the the federal government identifies arguments against the minimum legal drinking age. It then …

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Allied Forces for Prohibition: Defending Prohibition

Allied Forces The Allied Forces for Prohibi ­tion was an organization of 29 temperance groups. The groups united in 1928.(1) They did so in the face of increasing calls for the modification or repeal of National Prohibition. By 1932, the Allied Forces claimed to have 1,000,000 adherents.”(2) Rev. Daniel A. Poling headed it. When the …

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Local Option in Kentucky: Wet or Dry?

Local option in Kentucky permits voters to choose wet or dry for their areas. That is, they can vote on whether or not to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages locally. The cities of Barbourville and London both recently voted to permit alcohol sales. But two counties, Butler and Graves, chose to remain under prohibition. …

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