Prohibition and Legislating Morality

In Current Events, History on February 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm

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There is a lot of debate today over the appropriateness of legislating morality. “Separation of church and state” is often appealed to when debating issues of religious belief and social liberty.  One particular chapter in the history of America which is frequently used as an example of how legislating morality doesn’t work is Prohibition.

This feature with Dr. Mark Noll (Professor of History, Notre Dame Univeristy) and Matthew Staver (Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel) takes a look at the lessons Prohibition can teach us today when thinking about morality and legislation.


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