If By Whiskey

If By Whiskey
If By Whiskey
If By Whiskey
If By Whiskey
If By Whiskey

If By Whiskey

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In 1952, Noah S. ”Soggy“ Sweat, Jr., a young lawmaker from the Mississippi, spoke on the subject of whether Mississippi should continue to prohibit or finally legalize alcoholic beverages:

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 home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it.

But, if when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring into the old gentleman's step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink that enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life's great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it.

This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise.

Details Giclée Art Print
Printed on 110lb, 100% Cotton Paper
Open edition
10% of sale price goes to support foster care
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Allow 4-6 weeks for custom frames
Size 13" x 20"
Origin Honest Made in West Virginia.

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Paula L.
United States

So pleased!

I was so thrilled with the quality of the print and the packaging. It even included a nifty pencil. I gifted it to my father-in-law, who is purportedly related to Noah “Soggy” Sweatt. The pencil I kept for myself. I would order from Old Try again!

Aaron Y.
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Product arrived quickly and better than expected. Love these guys and order from them any chance I get.

Avery M.

Excellent, as always

This print makes me proud to be from Mississippi. I do not own this one (yet), but am looking forward to adding it to my collection once the wife approves where it can be displayed. Well done!

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