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Prohibition Never Ended

The 21st amendment to the U.S. Constitution replaced one form of "intoxicating liquor" prohibition with another.

18th Amendment
Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919

The manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

21st Amendment
Passed by Congress February 20, 1933. Ratified December 5, 1933

The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

The Eighteenth Amendment was passed with good intentions. It had broad support from Christians who longed to turn America into a "no-sin zone," if you will. However, alcohol prohibition produced nothing but disaster. By the early 1930s, alcohol was more abundant and dangerous than ever, and crime had skyrocketed.—Addicted to the Drug War

The 13th Amendment follows a similar pattern when it outlaws all forms of slavery except one, which it explicitely legalizes: Slavery Never Ended