One of our nation’s tragically under-celebrated holidays is nearly upon us: Repeal Day. December 5th marks that day when the 21st Amendment to the Constitution (yeah, that Constitution) was ratified, nullifying the 18th Amendment which prohibited “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” …in layman’s terms, nobody could enjoy God’s Gift to mankind that is alcohol. It was a dismal and sad time for our country…but on December 5th 1933, that dark time was conquered, an oppressive veil lifted, and a people were set free from the tyranny of teetotalers and “temperance” zealots who wanted to blame the country’s ills on innocent little alcohol. Horsefeathers, I say! On that blessed day, we rose up and united as one, embracing that fact that we are indeed a Drinking People…it’s part of our culture and part of who we are, dare I say an intrinsic part of our lives, and there’s no activist group or organization or even government that can deny that fact. Yeah!
So, how to celebrate what is possibly the greatest day in our nation’s history? It’s simple: DRINK! No silly costumes, no decorations, no specific animals to be cooked. Just get out there and drink. Throw a party. Go to a bar. Buy some strangers a shot. Drink some bourbon, the official spirit of the gol’ dang US of A by God. SPREAD THE DAMN WORD! Drinking is here, we briefly lost it, and we’ll never ever make that mistake again. It’s your right as an American to imbibe, and how dare you shirk your patriotic duties on this most important of days! How DARE you, sir!?! Your forefathers fought and died for your right to sip that Manhattan or nurse that imported beer*. Show some respect! Have a drink!
*“Fought and died” is probably not entirely accurate, but why take the chance?