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What Happens When Congress Legislates Morals

December 5, 2012

Meet Congress' Favorite Bootlegger: Prohibition, Hypocrisy, and "The Man in the Green Hat"

George Cassiday, a man whose life and work should be taught to every schoolkid - and to every member of Congress hell-bent on legislating the nation's morals.

From 1920 through 1930 - the thick of the Prohibition era - Cassiday supplied illegal liquor throughout the halls of Congress. Known as "The Man in the Green Hat," Cassiday was the Capitol's highest-profile bootlegger, with a client list that included senior members of the Republican and Democratic Parties. How instrumental was he to the D.C. power elite? He even had his own office in the House and Senate office buildings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynnftRDaE...

1 year 10 months ago

Nice old story but your title doesnt fit...morality is the underlining foundation upon a free society is built. The proabition is an example of forcing morality upon people where today just the opposite is true...you should not attempt to say what is right and what is wrong. Both bad ideas

1 year 10 months ago

Cassiday's career began after his return from World War I when he obliged a friend's request to obtain alcoholic beverages for two House members. Both had voted in favor of Prohibition. Soon, he was making an average of 25 deliveries a day, transporting bottles to House and Senate offices in a large leather briefcase. Capitol police, who recognized Cassiday by his trademark emerald hat, allowed him unquestioned access at all hours.

1 year 10 months ago

Well we did make the son of a bootlegger president didn't we?

1 year 10 months ago

An interesting side note. 100 years ago the Government believed it needed to pass a constitutional amendment to prohibit adults from consuming things. Now they just allow the President to declare war on substances.

1 year 10 months ago

If morality is the underlining foundation upon what a free society is built on then if society sees spanking as a sign of bad morals, does this add or take away from the underlining foundation of a free society? Is there a difference between individual morals, family morals and those morals forced on people by government? Is tolerance a sing of good morals? Is respecting ever ones Constitutional right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of Happiness a sign of good morals?

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1 year 10 months ago

Morality in society is different than individual morality. Society should only care about respect for the individual. It is when the value of the individual is diminished by society that that individuals lose respect for each other.

It follows that if society is the nothing more than a collection of individuals when society loses respect for the individual, individuals lose respect for on another.

1 year 10 months ago

hmmm, I would be willing to bet that today, very few in Congress could even pass a urinalysis test, for drugs that is.

1 year 10 months ago

WELL SAID!! Just say no, WELL SAID!!

1 year 10 months ago

JSN, well said.

1 year 10 months ago

My point John is that "we" can not attempt to say what is right and what is wrong; It has to come from a higher power. Once man removes God's authority from a free society, we are left with "gray" areas of interuptation. What is right for me may not be right for others; which leads to extremes..."save the wales but kill the babies". What a twisted mess we will make of ourselves.

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1 year 10 months ago

John: I enjoyed the history lesson a great deal. Of course, I wasn't taught this in school (the liberal hypocrites had control of education even then).

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1 year 10 months ago

Steven read through Romans chapter 1. Biblically speaking, y ou do not need to have faith in God to be moral.

1 year 10 months ago

JSN having read that why do Liberial tear down our standards of morality...our Christian Heritage? John 3:18-19 tells us that man like his sinful ways therefore does not want anyone to judge them. But this effort to live without rules will collapse a society. We easily can see where America started and compare it to where we are now.

1 year 10 months ago

Steven, That portion of scripture was directed at Jewish people who believed in God. They had faith in God, and despite that faith in God, they were still evil and unwilling to repent.

1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

God desires holiness not simply morality. Holiness deals with motives, and intention while morality only deal with actions. A non believer is fully capable of be morally pure. The example of the young rich ruler in Mark 10

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1 year 10 months ago

All laws are based on moral principles including everything written in our constitution. Freedom is a moral principle, slavery is immoral. Moral truths are self evident and revealed, they can be codified in written code (law) both divine and human.

1 year 10 months ago

Stephen you said "I read recently that our Founding Fathers requires a bible reference to any new law before it could be sumitted into congress. What do you think they would say about abortion now?"

Please show me where you read the Founding Fathers requires a bible reference to any new law before it could be submitted into congress?

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1 year 10 months ago

Braveheart, please show me one law or moral principle in our Constitution which limits a free persons?

Can you show me where the EPS, IRS, OSHA, Patriot Act, NDAA, Federal Reserve, etc. works on moral principles or has anything to do with Gods law or will?

1 year 10 months ago

When men write laws based on their own moral judgement those laws can be moral or immoral. When men write laws based on revealed divine morals or the self evident morals revealed in creation then those laws are inherently moral. society has a moral obligation to protect itself from immoral behavior such as an intoxicated persons driving down a public road.

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1 year 10 months ago

Braveheart, you seem to be entangling the Federal with the State. Do you want the federal to dictate the law of the land based on, say the east and west coast or do you want that to be for your state to decide, and I will add, or your community?

1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

Braveheart, I am not disagreeing that drinking and driving is a bad thing but by taking your wording, if I were a legislator, I could use your words against you very easily. You said "society has a moral obligation to protect itself from immoral behavior such as an intoxicated persons driving down a public road.

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1 year 10 months ago

Braveheart, sorry to say this but this sounded a lot like the collective thinking of the left progressives when you said "Also society has the right to protect itself from filth and debauchery which can like a cancer infect the health and well being of community standards which are beneficial to the health and well being of the community as a whole" However, again I say you seem to be entangling the Federal with the State.

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1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

I personally do not see in either nature, or divine revelation the authority for society to punish victimless crimes. If we go to the road of punishing pre-crimes anything government function or use of force can be justified. There is not longer a chain that binds the force of government

1 year 10 months ago

This is in part what I believe government should not own property.

1 year 10 months ago

Neither seem to be working exceptionally well since we already have excessive amounts of crime and violence and many other programs that lend themselves to graft and corruption. Freedom should be an incentive for people to become better in a positive way not more greedy, self indulgent or degenerate.

1 year 10 months ago

John in America you have the freedom to defend filth and debauchery but that doesn't make it right and it never will. There are moral standards that protect society and keep it healthy and prosperous and to reject those standards is to invite crime, corruption and harm to the people living there.

1 year 10 months ago

COLLECTIVISM vs. INDIVIDUALISM
http://freedomkeys.com/collectivism.htm

1 year 10 months ago

Freedom is the main incentive for people to become better in many ways, the problem comes in when people want to limit freedom and push others, then the other side pushes back, the the authoritarians seem to push back harder, so the others have to push back even harder and so the pendulum swings further each time it is pushed until it reaches such divides it can no longer coexist with the other side.

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1 year 10 months ago

Hey John, sometime our forgotten Christian Heritage is just too bold to believe....to actually expect a law to be biblically base.

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1 year 10 months ago

Stephen, simple question for you, are you in support of freedom as defined in our Constitution or are you in support of some authoritarian form of Federal Government?

1 year 10 months ago

Hey John, a multiple choice question for me...let me see A or B...I'll take A.

Dr Del Tackett discuss this very topic...do we allow man to decide the definition of "freedom" or as our Founding Father choose to follow the biblical definition of things. God or Man...A or B? I'll choose A every time.

1 year 10 months ago

Stephen, would you be so kind to answer these questions;
What does God say the the punishment for adultery should be?
What does God say the punishment for theft should be?

1 year 10 months ago

Stephen, what is multiple choice in "are you in support of freedom as defined in our Constitution or are you in support of some authoritarian form of Federal Government?"

1 year 10 months ago

John you read too deep into things...this leads you into looking for fault and division where there is none.

You and I agree on 90% of things...don't dig until we find the 10%.

I've said in the past that these discussions we have on FC helps all of us prepare for arguments with Liberials and other airheads; so I don't mind engaging in conversation if it is for a purpose.

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1 year 10 months ago

Stephen, you may be right, the reasoning would come from those people who want to control others and use all kinds of excuses to do it, which makes me very leery of many things when it comes to government and what people want from it.

1 year 10 months ago
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