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CARDINAL GIBBONS AGAINST PROHIBITION “I have never been able to convince myself that what we call total abstinence is essential to morality. The moderate and oc casional use of all alcoholic liquors is not to be condemned. In countries like France and Italy, where people as a rule drink wine, no serious harm results from the practice. Even in Rome, even at the Vatican, wine is not prohibited, and as we know the papal doctors themselves prescribe it for His Holiness. Then, again, I long since came to understand that, putting aside the point of principle, it was virtually impossible to enforce a total abstinence law in a large community or in a state. The attempt to enforce such a law must consequently lead to one of the worst things— illegality or hypocrisy; possibly both.” Rev. Father T. J. Conalty, President Catholic Total Abstinence Societies America “I have seen the prohibition principle in our local laws, and my experience of increased haunts of vice and increased difficul ties for temperance work have led me to despise the farce of 1 attempting* morality by law. These are some of the reasons that urge me, as a total abstainer, to add my protest against placing in our constitution a law which appears to be bad in morals and impractical in politics. "" — -—---- - --— Vote Against Prohibition, Mark Your Ballot in the Following Manner: For Ratification of Prohibition Amendment Against Ratification of Prohibition Amendment II - Taxpayers’ Protective | Association of West Va.