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    How different was America prior to prohibition to America of today? It seems as though there is a culture in the US which is positively resistant to any kind of state action or action, considering it unlawful, so what was America like then that it would permit such an activist government?

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    The Progressive Era had several major interventions into the economic and social lives of Americans. WWI, Woodrow Wilson, Temperance League, Federal Reserve, federal income tax, etc. Pretty much the only one I would have supported was women's suffrage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    How different was America prior to prohibition to America of today? It seems as though there is a culture in the US which is positively resistant to any kind of state action or action, considering it unlawful, so what was America like then that it would permit such an activist government?
    You have to consider the basis for the statements. Most of the "activist" concepts being promoted today are unconstitutional. Prohibition was not unconstitutional, even if it was a stupid idea. The US federal government didn't just decide that alcohol could no longer be sold. It got the support of the states and ratified an amendment.
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