“So convinced were they that alcohol was the cause of virtually all crime that, on the eve of Prohibition, some towns actually sold their jails”
I don’t think I’d want to buy a jail. Even cheap.
What did we learn from Prohibition? We should have learned that a few zealots can have a major impact on the laws of this country, that a vocal minority can ruin your weekend, and that not drinking is bad for you. Ok, I made the last one up, kinda, but we definitely should have learned the other two, but I doubt we did.