Anti-Saloon League Quitters!
by David J. Stewart
It is sad that an organization which was once founded by America's ministers is now defunct. Folks, booze is as sinful today as it was in 1893!!! Little children and mamas are still being beaten, innocent people are still dying in car accidents, taxpayers are still paying for the humongous damages associated with alcohol.
"The Anti-Saloon League was founded in 1893 in Ohio. An organization opposed to the sale of alcoholic beverages, it drew most of its support from church and temperance societies. Many business leaders believed their workers would be more productive if alcohol could be withheld with them. Alcohol and bribery always go together (Isaiah 5:23-23). The pious hypocrite Rockefeller was a member of the Anti-Saloon League and actually donated $350,000 to the prohibition cause. He HATED the booze business because he did not control it!!
When prohibition was enacted in 1920, Rockefeller bought up all the distilleries and wineries at a pittance. Then when prohibition was repealed by Rockefeller stooge Roosevelt in 1933, the booze money began to flow into the Rockefeller coffers. That is why the Rockefeller owned newspapers are constantly telling people that alcohol is GOOD for you. They know that you will soon be visiting the Rockefeller controlled "doctors" and be using Rockefeller "drugs" to cure you. That is why "doctors" in the U.S. are not trying to stop the alcohol/poison business which is the main cause of illness and death in the country." -SOURCE
Why did those preachers and pastor quit? Just because the prohibition amendment to the Constitution was repealed doesn't mean that God has quit! God hates the alcohol industry!
Rockefeller billions began with BOOZE!!!
Rockefeller had a partner by the name of William M. Flagler. Flagler married the niece of a man named Stephen V. Harkness. Harkness owned a WHISKEY DISTILLERY. Rockefeller made a fortune by selling WHISKEY to the Union army:
"Rockefeller had been watching Flagler, his neighbor in the Case Block. He had shrewdly appraised the talents of that gentleman. But he had also perceived something else. Flagler had married the niece of a man who had lately made a great fortune. This man was Stephen V. Harkness. Harkness owned a distillery near Monroeville, Ohio. Toward the end of the war when the government was raking the land with a fine-tooth comb for values to tax, it fell naturally upon whiskey. John Sherman knew the government was going to put a heavy excise upon whiskey and he mentioned the fact to his friend, S. V. Harkness.
Harkness needed nothing more than this tip. He proceeded to buy up with all the funds he could collect every barrel of whiskey he could lay hold of. When the tax was levied, Harkness found himself with an enormous amount of untaxed whiskeys which he could sell at the high prices exacted because of the tax. He promptly turned his investment into cash. This provided him with one of the amplest fortunes in Cleveland. Rockefeller knew of this adventure. And here was Flagler, Harkness' nephew by marriage, at Rockefeller's very door. Here was an entree to Harkness' treasure chest" (God's Gold, p, 134).
"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." – John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)
The Alcohol Industry is Responsible!
Photo to left: Chicago Sun Times (1927) -"Daddy's in there. Our shoes, and stockings and clothes and food are in there, too, and they'll never come out."
God hates the lying deceit of those greedy men and women of the alcohol industry who try to pass the blame for alcohol-related injuries and deaths solely on the public. No sir! The alcohol industry is just as much to blame! In major cities across America, city lawyers are suing gun retailers who sell guns to ANYONE if the gun is ever used in a crime down the road by another owner.
The city of Chicago sued a gun shop owner for selling a gun to a police officer that later ended up in the hands of a street gang member who shot someone to death. Increasingly, these types of lawsuits are being filed against gun shop owners to scare them out of business. It's an attack on our 2nd Amendment Bill of Rights. The police state Communists want to take away out guns.
The point I want to stress here is that the people who SELL guns are being indirectly blamed for the people who use those guns to commit crimes (even if the person who bought the gun didn't commit the crime).
So why doesn't the same standards apply to the alcohol industry? I mean, when a drunk slams into another car and kills someone, the city should sue the tavern who sold him the alcoholic beverage. The alcohol company that sold the beer to that tavern should be sued as well. Do you know why cities all across America are suing gun shops? Because they want to reduce the number of guns. And it's working! If only the same standards were applied to the alcohol industry, drunkenness would be virtually eliminated within months. Would you sell anyone a beer if you knew you could get sued if he goes out and hurts someone (or himself)? No way, you'd give up the business!
This double standard is the height of hypocrisy in America and PROOF that the alcohol manufacturers, taverns, and traffickers are all guilty of murder, child abuse, wife beatings, and wreaking economic havoc.
Increased Crime Because of Prohibition is the Devil's Lie
I hear so many people defending the legalization of alcohol by claiming that the prohibition laws only caused massive crime. They love to tout about gangsters, Al Capone, machine guns, etc. Did you ever stop to realize that there were few gangsters anywhere else besides Chicago? People from around the world still come to Chicago to see Al Capone's town. Other than a museum, a restaurant, and a a few murals, there's not much to see. Why would people idolize such a filthy criminal who died of Syphilis in Florida? Al Capone was a total loser in God's eyes. People like to claim that the prohibition laws created a massive illegal underground black market. This is simply not true.
Do you really think that our government is so powerless that they couldn't stop ORGANIZED crime if they really wanted to. Sadly, the U.S. government at the highest levels IS ORGANIZED CRIME. Look at the open borders nowadays. We hear excuse after excuse from the Bush Administration why the borders are not being secured, while our children are being sent 10,000 miles away to die "to DEFEND America's freedom." No, the evil Bush gang is stealing Iraq's oil. The truth of the matter is that evil rich families like the Rockefellers used the prohibition years as a platform to gain control of an immoral industry. Beer destroys lives! Why should the non-alcohol drinking citizens in America have to pay for the reckless and irresponsible behavior of many of those who DO drink alcohol? Alcohol-related accidents cost the U.S. economy billions upon billions of dollars every year. Why hasn't congress stepped in to put an end to this evil? I think the following quote says it all...
"Alcohol and bribery always go together (Isaiah 5:23-23). The pious hypocrite Rockefeller was a member of the Anti-Saloon League and actually donated money to the prohibition cause ($350,000 worth!). He HATED the booze business because he did not control it!!
When prohibition was enacted in 1920, he bought up all the distilleries and wineries at a pittance. Then when prohibition was repealed by Rockefeller stooge Roosevelt in 1933, the booze money began to flow into the Rockefeller coffers. That is why the Rockefeller owned newspapers are constantly telling people that alcohol is GOOD for you. They know that you will soon be visiting the Rockefeller controlled "doctors" and be using Rockefeller "drugs" to cure you. That is why "doctors" in the U.S. are not trying to stop the alcohol/poison business which is the main cause of illness and death in the country." -SOURCE
They bought off Washington, state, and local politicians then, just as they have today. There is NO war on drugs. I've spoken with Air force veterans myself who told me that they saw the "black gold" (heroine) being shipped on helicopters while in the military. I lived in Chicago for most of my life and saw massive corruption in Mayor Richard M. Daley's administration. They ripped off hundreds-of-millions (if not billions) through city contracts. Read about the Millennium Park Rip-off.
That said, don't even tell me that prohibition led to more crime. The only crime which occurred was the government sponsored underground liquor industry fighting against the rest of the law-abiding public. The gangster era was deliberately used by evil and bought-off politicians to dupe American citizens into accepting the legalization of alcohol. Today, it is the illegal drug market which wreaks the same havoc globally. Many people want to legalize such drugs as heroine and cocaine. I say it should all remain illegal.
But the problem is not the drugs themselves, the problem is our CORRUPT politicians in Washington who sponsor crime by aiding and abetting criminals (even terrorists). If illegal drugs were made legal tomorrow, the evil men who control the politicians in power would simply find another black market. People who sincerely believe that the prohibition laws of the 1920's led to crime are ignorant of the evil workings within government. Black markets thrive because of government leaders who help them thrive and enjoy hefty payoffs.
More Quitter History
Here's a little more history on the Anti-Saloon League quitters:
"Anti-Saloon League, U.S. organization working for prohibition of the sale of alcoholic liquors. Founded in 1893 as the Ohio Anti-Saloon League at Oberlin, Ohio, by representatives of temperance societies and evangelical Protestant churches, it came to wield great political influence. Vigorously led by James Cannon, Jr., a Methodist bishop, the League played an important role in securing the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment. Its influence waned, however, especially after the repeal (1933) of prohibition. From 1950 to 1964 it was called the National Temperance League; from then it has been known as the American Council on Alcohol Problems."
See P. H. Odegard, Pressure Politics: Story of the Anti-Saloon League (1928, repr. 1966); biography of Bishop Cannon by V. Dabney (1949).
Anti-Saloon League Quitters Become a Novelty
It's bad enough that professed men of God quit and throw in the towel. Now the Anti-Saloon League has a website promoting itself as a cute part of history. How nice! Why is Mother's Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) one of the few organizations providing vital statistics on the dangers of alcohol drinking and consumption? How in the world can the Anti-saloon League still call themselves "Anti-Saloon" and not be doing ANYTHING to shut down saloons? The following link archives the numerous fliers publicly distributed by The Anti-Saloon League during their heyday. Why aren't these fliers being promoted today? Instead, they're buried away in obscurity where no one will ever be offended by them. These fliers ought to be in our daily newspapers, on public buses and trains, and in children's school textbooks...
QUITTERS! And then they mock the hundreds-of-thousands of innocent victims of alcohol by turning the organization into a novelty. Oh how cute. The average person today laughs in scorn at the fliers once taken very seriously by Anti-Saloon League members, until it's their child by extracted with the Jaws-of-Life from an automobile. And by the way, it happens hundreds of times every day worldwide. Alcoholism isn't a disease, it's a wicked sin (1st Corinthians 6:10).
Look, there's a lot of people out there who are very angry at the liquor industry for good reasons. I stood over the bodies of a mother and her baby who were killed by a drunk driver in a car crash. It was NO accident, the drunk man murdered that mama and her child. I still can remember seeing that tiny coffin next to the full-size coffin. I remember seeing the father crying out in uncontrollable tears and sorrow. You know what I think should become a law. I think ever murdering drunk driver should be forced to attend the funeral and burial of his victims.
With a police escort of course, just in case the family decides to give him what he deserves...the death penalty! Let him see that first spadefull of dirt tossed down onto the white casket. It's something that you never forget, especially if it's your loved one. So go ahead Anti-Saloon League, make big of your history, boast of your organizations efforts from a century ago, but let it be known that you are a bunch of quitters in the eyes of God and every godly Christian in America.
America doesn't need any novelty organizations, we need citizens to fight for what is right. Alcohol is a curse upon America! Though we may never be able to shut down many saloons, Jesus will one day shut them ALL down. Though we may not be able to convince many people to stop drinking alcohol, we are still commanded by God to stand against the evildoers and workers of iniquity (Psalm 94:16). I want the world to know where I stand and I will do everything in my power to expose the evils of beer, and every other alcoholic beverage sold today. Beer is straight from Hell.
You may not agree with me today, but YOU WILL when the mangled body of your little 10 year old son is lying in the street with a 3,000 LB. vehicle on top of him, as you stand helpless, screaming out in desperation, crying in disbelief, blood everywhere, and a drunken fool doesn't even realize what he has just done. Do you think the beer $#%*@ will be there for you at Christmas time to fill that empty place under the tree? No, they will not. Wake up!