"I’ll Drink to That!"

Philip H. Mockli of Preston, Idaho, has sued his state in U.S. District Court alleging his civil rights have been violated by the state, which allows municipalities the right to prohibit bars from serving hard liquor. Mockli says this infringes on his religion — he is the founder and self-described “Head Honcho” of the Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement Toward Civilized Hedonism, which uses liquor as a sacrament. But the Republican politicians in his county have banned liquor in Preston, he said, “to force their morality on those of us who don’t believe in their religion.” This despite that both the U.S. and state constitutions “say that drinking fire water is okey-dokey.”

A THOUGHT: Local politicians say they would reconsider the ban, but only if Mockli can pronounce “EEEMTCH” the same way three times in a row.

 Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America
Deliver Us from Evil: An Interpretation of American Prohibition (Norton Essays in American History)
Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers
Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City
Prohibition: History

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About Chase Morgan
Chase Morgan is just your average, ordinary All-American writer. Chase began writing several years ago, but never published anything until the "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?" blog launched in August of 2009. Chase simply got tired of standing around and just observing all of the craziness in the world, so this anxious writer sat down and wrote the first "Are YOu Friggen' Kidding Me?" article on August 19th, 2009. Now, any time something makes Chase say, "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?", the issue get's transformed into an article. Chase is currently single, homeless and living under a bridge in South Florida.

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