Christopher Sebela

writer, wronger, rearranger

Eloquently opposite views on prohibition

“‘The reign of tears is over,’ evangelist Billy Sunday proclaimed. ‘The slums will soon be only a memory. We will turn our prisons into factories and our jails into storehouses and corncribs. Men will walk upright now, women will smile, and the children will laugh. Hell will be forever for rent.’”

“‘The whole world is skew-jee, awry, distorted and altogether perverse,’ Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane wrote in his diary on January 19. ‘… Einstein has declared the law of gravitation outgrown and decadent. Drink, consoling friend of a Perturbed World, is shut off; and all goes merry as a dance in hell!’

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