Speaking of “Political Dinosaurs,” how on Earth does this group get any coverage, much less be taken seriously?? Have they not been thoroughly discredited by history?
I’m quite sure that this “news” mention will actually generate some interest in their group.
As lesson #1, I offer the following:
“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.” –
Anti-Saloon League of America. Anti-Saloon League of America Yearbook. Westerville, Ohio: American Issue Press, 1920, p. 8. Cited by Mulford, Harold A. Alcohol and Alcoholism in Iowa, 1965. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, 1965, p. 9.
For more tidbits on the complete nonsense of the Temperence movement, and specifically the WCTU, there’s some further reading here. Suffice it to say, there was more “emotion,” than “science” behind the movement.