The Liquor Question in Politics

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Society for Political Education, 1889 - 27 страница

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Страница 9 - ... we cannot shut out of view the fact within the knowledge of all that the public health, the public morals, and the public safety may be endangered by the general use of intoxicating drinks; nor the fact, established by statistics accessible to every one, that the idleness, disorder, pauperism, and crime existing in the country are in some degree at least traceable to this evil.
Страница 9 - State, under the guise merely of police regulations, is here aiming to deprive the citizen of his constitutional rights ; for we cannot shut out of view the fact, within the knowledge of all, that the public health, the public morals, and the public safety, muy be endangered by the general use of intoxicating drinks...
Страница 9 - ... it is difficult to perceive any ground for the judiciary to declare that the prohibition by Kansas of the Opinion of the Court. manufacture or sale, within her limits, of intoxicating liquors for general use there as a beverage, is not fairly adapted to the end of protecting the community against the evils which confessedly result from the excessive use of ardent spirits.
Страница 16 - To sell malt liquors and cider and light wines, containing not more than 15 per cent of alcohol, to be drunk on the premises.
Страница 9 - Keeping in view these principles, as governing the relations of the judicial and legislative departments of government with each other, it is difficult to. perceive any ground for the judiciary to declare that the prohibition by Kansas of the manufacture or sale, within her limits, of intoxicating liquors for general use there as a beverage is not fairly adapted to the end of protecting the community against the evils which confessedly result from the excessive use of ardent spirits.
Страница 10 - This does not confer power upon the whole people to control rights which are purely and exclusively private; but it does authorize the establishment of laws requiring each citizen to so conduct himself, and so use his own property, as not unnecessarily to injure another.
Страница 10 - ... divisions was a proper exercise of legislative power, to which creditors had to submit. The argument did not prevail. It was answered, as we now answer it, that such power, extensive though it is, is met and overcome by the provision of the Constitution of the United States which forbids a state from passing any law impairing the obligation of contracts.
Страница 2 - York in wie year out of 1,002 primaries and other political meetings which preceded the November election, there were 179 held in saloons or next door to them. In most of the assembly districts it was difficult to find a small hall that was not in connection with a saloon, for the profits arising from such a combination forbade the competition of a hall free from saloon control. In New York City the saloon vote was estimated by conservatives to be one-seventh of the whole. Mr. Theodore Roosevelt...

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