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A follow up

A while back I posted a piece entitled,   On the Sometimes Touchy Subject of Drinking Wine . I have since happened to run across this witty speech delivered by Rep. Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat on the floor of the Mississippi state legislature in 1952. The speech concerned the prohibition of liquor, which was still the law in Mississippi at the time. Efforts to change the law met with a great deal of controversy. The speech illustrates the point of my previous post. My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary, I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might be. You have asked me how I feel about whiskey. All right, here is how I feel about whiskey:      If when you say whiskey you mean the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the h