Our Democrats should watch Ken Burns’ documentary on that dark era in our history called Prohibition. The parallels that one can draw between the Prohibition movement and the Democrats’ current attempt at forcing a progressive straitjacket on the free-thinking and free-wheeling Americans are astounding.

The most important one is the dogmatic assumption in both cases that some Americans are evil and that some other self-proclaimed good Americans have the right and duty to coerce the evil ones onto the path of righteousness as arbitrarily defined by standards that go contrary to the real human nature. We now know what the Americans at large really thought of Prohibition; the same fate awaits Democrats’ new prohibition.

This is why our opinion polls have become so misleading. In public, everybody is a staunch Democrat teetotaler, while in their cellar they run a Republican still.

Virgil Stevens

San Carlos

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Is Kentucky Moonshine still made for the Senate after all these years?.


Owsley County, Ky., is . the poorest county in the United States. It has the second-highest level of child poverty in the country. Almost a quarter of the population under the age of 65 is classified as having a disability. It is 98 percent white. It is an overwhelmingly Republican county.

Dirk van Ulden

JME - exactly what point are you trying to make?

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