Excerpt from Prohibition With the People Behind It That was in the sixties. How vividly we can still recall the sound of tears in Frances Willard's voice when, like a glorified Peter the Hermit, she went sweeping from state to state, half angel, half nemesis, pleading, arraigning, inspiring. That was in the seventies. The Prohibition Party, with set, sad countenance, did a great work greatly. It built a road for political liberty of conscience, from the bi-partisan quagmire that followed the Civil War, to the open sea of actual, ethical, intellectual, effectual, Christian Democracy. If there is any human activity in civil or moral engineering entitled to be called fundamental and eternal, it is that of casting up highways for the people. The Roman Empire has been dead for centuries; but Roman roads still stretch their brawny arms in full, beneficient efficiency, untouched by age; for kings may come and dynasties may go, but roads rule on forever. A road is an atonement, laid in ecomics. The spirit of God is the togetherness of men, in the name of progress - two or three, or a billion. It was accident that Jesus never said, I am the vehicle, or I am the organization, or I am the man, but I am the way. The Prohibition Party was the bridge builder of the great reform; a rough mechanic, but its work abides and will abide. It fixed the hated word prohibition in our political language and put its sneering rival personal liberty in deep and permanent contempt. It drove the tough, straight-grained and seasoned tree trunks of accomplished kwledge, conscience and conviction into the shifting sands of party politics, down to the hardpan. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.