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(NPR)   Mississippi legalizes home brewing, leaving only Alabama as the last state where home-swillery is illegal   (npr.org) divider line 6
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2013-03-06 09:25:37 PM  
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The Stealth Hippopotamus: I thought Carter made it federal law?!

I take it back. Carter didn't do a single thing right.


Dear Right Wing Troll; read the Constitution some time.  This is covered explicitly.
2013-03-06 10:24:48 PM  
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Noam Chimpsky: BeSerious: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I thought Carter made it federal law?!

I take it back. Carter didn't do a single thing right.

FTA: "It wasn't until 1978 that homebrewing became legal under federal law, after a grass-roots effort produced a bill that was signed into law by President Carter. "

What exactly made it illegal under federal law back in 78? I don't think the federal government could prevent a state from allowing its citizens to brew their own. 10th Amendment and 21st, for that matter.

Carter's best law was not applicable.


The federal law was about federal taxes and license being required for all alcoholic beverages. The only exception written until then was for home winemaking.

And all the 21st amendment says is that the 18th is repealed and that "The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited."

This put the authority to regulate alcohol in the hands of the states, but it did not state that the feds could not have their own regulations. All breweries, wineries and distilleries have federal permits, and pay federal taxes. The homebrewing law that Carter signed granted an exception to the federal requirements for licence and taxes to homebrewers.

It would require the same sort of change to the law to allow for home distilling.
2013-03-06 10:11:31 PM  
1 votes:
BFD.

Wake me up when homedistiller.org is legal.
2013-03-06 09:50:09 PM  
1 votes:

uatuba: It's legal as far as the Feds are concerned, but it's not federally protected. However, even if it is illegal here, it is not enforced.


So you're saying no black person has yet been found brewing at home?
2013-03-06 09:43:14 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I thought Carter made it federal law?!

I take it back. Carter didn't do a single thing right.


I used to think that - but seeing how much tea-tards, hillbillies, and trailer-trash hate on him, I've been forced to conclude he must have done quite a few things  right.
2013-03-06 09:22:57 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, ending slavery and legalizing home brewing, it's been a big month for Mississippitucky.
 
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