What is prohibition and does it still apply to laws today? The answer is revealed in this article about the meaning of prohibition. Let us first take a look at the meaning of prohibition in our Webster Dictionary.
Prohibition-1. The act of forbidding something especially by law. 2. a law or regulation forbidding something 3. The prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, especially in the US between 1920 and 1933.
Daily Wisdom Word Definition-The restraint of certain behaviors such as gambling or drinking by federal and state government.
Right now, we deal with prohibition with sports betting which is finally being lifted after all of these years. Prohibition still affects some states in the south such as Texas with regards to selling alcohol on Sunday’s. As the laws slowly changed, they had specifications. One specification the new laws had was a minimum drinking age to legally be 21 years of age. There also needed to be warning labels printed on liquor bottles that the consumption of alcohol could be harmful to your health.
These stipulations also applied to the sale of cigarettes but quite the opposite of alcohol which was completely outlawed. Cigarettes at one point, were sold to children who would go buy them for themselves or their parents. Prohibition has stepped in with all of the label warnings on cigarettes and the laws continue to tighten including the debate of moving the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age.
Prohibition is inhibitive at best, but on the other side of the coin, are put into place to protect us from some of our own weaknesses until we are of adult age and can make the decision for ourselves. Strange still, are some of the laws that exist in our southern states. Some states prohibit the sale of certain goods that don’t harm us in a physical way. They are based on Sunday’s being a religious day, and certain goods should not be available for purchase such as pantyhose.
Prohibition certainly spikes a lot of debate, and hopefully this article has provided some enlightenment for you.
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