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Friday, October 18, 2013

26th Amendment > 18th Amendment

Amendment 18
Ratified January 16, 1919

1:  After one year from the ratification of this article 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.

2:  The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

3:  This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

Amendment 21
Ratified December 5, 1933

1:  The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 

2:  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.

3:  This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

Amendment 26
Ratified July 1, 1971

1:  The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age. 

2:  The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Use your 26th Amendment (and 15th, 19th, and 24th) to 21st Amendment the people who are all 18th Amendment. I'm using my 1st: here's my Vote Yes piece again, this time in the Gazette.

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