The light bulb went on when I watched the Ken Burns documentary of Prohibition, a must watch if interested on the issue. An no, Ken Burns did not come up with this conspiracy issue, he simply got the wheels turning that made me connect the dots. Most don't know this but before the Progressive era ushered in the US Federal Income tax into existence the US federal government was supplied with money from such things as alcohol. This is key to understanding what went down here. Before the turn of the 20th century SCOTUS rejected a US federal income tax on the grounds that it was not Constitutional, so the Progressives simply sought to make it Constitutional. However, to do so they needed persuading a great many people to agree to it. During that time alcoholism was a huge problem, as it is today, but I get the feeling it was much worse then even though today alcohol kills more people every year than any other drug known to man. So the Progressives united with evangelicals and other such socially conscious people to ban alcohol to save lives, because they knew it would then create the need for other sources of revenue once alcohol taxes could no longer be collected. Then once they got their way to ban alcohol, the votes began rolling in to support a Constitutional amendment for an Income tax. In the documentary you will see that before they could ban alcohol, they needed to pass the Income tax into the Constitution to keep revenue coming into the Federal government. Naturally, after the Progressives had got their way with the Federal Income tax, they no longer really cared about implementing Prohibition. In the documentary you will see that Congressmen were so brazen as to have alcohol delivered right into the chambers of Congress. LOL. Sure, there were token arrests and busts made to give an air of trying to enforce the laws, but by in large they were blatantly ignored. Then after a number of years of inadequate enforcement of the law, the Progressives simply said that Prohibition was untenable and needed to be repealed. The bonus was that they blamed the evangelicals for the original implementation of it. Then they laughed all the way to the bank as the Federal government enjoyed both revenue from alcohol AND the US federal income tax as state liquor store sprung up all over the country. Alcohol Kills More Than Drugs | Morningside Recovery Personal Income Tax Violates U.S. Supreme Court Ruling ~ Privately Owned Federal Reserve Violates U.S. Constitution & President Kennedy’s Executive Orders.