Liquor Control in the United States

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Since Governor Smith's declaration, immediately after his nomination for the presidency, that he favored fundamental changes in the present provisions for national prohibition, it has been generally agreed that prohibition would play a leading part - and probably a dominant part - in the 1928 presidential campaign. Governor Smith indicated that he would make his position on the prohibition question clear in his formal speech accepting the Democratic nomination and would have constructive suggestions to make at that time.

… I feel it to be the duty of the chosen leader of the people, he said, to point the way which in his opinion leads to a sane, sensible solution of a condition which I am convinced is entirely unsatisfactory to the great mass of ...

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