On this day (5 December) in 1933, the 21st Amendment was offcially ratified. This was the historic constitutional amendment that repealed the Puritancial and paternalistic 18th Amendment, which had mandated a nationwide prohibition on the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol. So, if you were the King or Queen of North America for a day, what constitutional clause or amendment would you repeal? The open-ended Interstate Commerce Clause? The cumbersome Electoral College? The oppressive 16th Amendment authorizing federal income taxes? So many terrible rules to choose from!
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