Volstead Act Totalitarianism II-28

Enforcement drives & market Crashes coincided in 1907, 1929, 1987, 2008

SEC. 28. The commissioner, his assistants, agents, and inspectors, and all other officers of the United States, whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws, shall have all the power and protection in the enforcement of this Act or any provisions thereof which is conferred by law for the enforcement of existing laws relating to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors under the law of the United States.

SEC. 29. Any person who manufactures or sells liquor in violation of this title shall for a first offense be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, and for a second or subsequent offense shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $2,000 and be imprisoned not less than one month nor more than five years.

Any person violating the provisions of any permit, or who makes any false record, report, or affidavit required by this title, or violates any of the provisions of this title, for which offense a special penalty is not prescribed, shall be fined for a first offense not more than $500; for a second offense not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, or be imprisoned not more than ninety days; for any subsequent offense he shall be fined not less than $500 and be imprisoned not less than three months nor more than two years. It shall be the duty of the prosecuting officer to ascertain whether the defendant has been previously convicted and to plead the prior conviction in the affidavit, information, or indictment. The penalties provided in this Act against the manufacture of liquor without a permit shall not apply to a person for manufacturing nonintoxicating cider and fruit juices exclusively for use in his home, but such cider and fruit juices shall not be sold or delivered except to persons having permits to manufacture vinegar.

Bullet-riddled auto of Henry Virkula, June 8, 1929

Four days earlier, Wisconsin voted overwhelmingly to repeal State Prohibition Laws (link

After this fifth State voted to get rid of violent dry laws, in nearby Minnesota Henry Virkula, a  candy store owner out for a drive with his wife and children, was ambushed and shot to death by customs agents. The federal agents perpetrating the cold-blooded ambush and murder were given "all the power and protection" afforded them by the Volstead Act. The killer, Emmett J. White was acquitted, thanks to the bloodthirsty howling of organized  mystical fanaticism. Patrolman James Cox, who killed Archie Eugster the following day near Detroit, was also acquitted.

The Constitution of the United States had been transformed into an instrument for abetting and protecting with impunity the armed robbery and gratuitous murder of a husband and father in front of his wife and children. The same sort of thing still happens practically every week, only with suspicion of plant leaves rather than beer serving as pretext. Nowadays the papers call these things asset forfeiture and killings protected by qualified immunity. 

Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.

What caused The Crash?

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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