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CONSTITUTION OF THE ALLIANCE,
I.-This Association shall be denominated “THE UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE."
II.—The object of the Alliance shall be to call forth and direct an enlightened Public Opinion to procure the Total and Immediate Legislative Suppression of the Traffic in all Intoxicating Liquors as Beverages.
III.-All persons approving of its object, and contributing annually to its funds, shall be deemed Members of the Alliance.
IV.-The Alliance shall be under the direction of a President, VicePresidents, General Council, and Executive Committee.
V.-The General Council shall be augmented to any extent and in any manner the Executive Committee may direct. The President, VicePresidents, and Executive Committee shall be elected at the Meeting of the General Council, to be held in the month of October in each year. The Executive Committee shall consist of Members of the General Council, and shall meet as often as it may be deemed expedient, to adopt and carry out all advisable means for promoting the object of the Alliance.
VI.-Members of the General Council, as such, shall not be held liable for any debts contracted on behalf of the Alliance; and no funds of the Association shall be disbursed, nor any liability incurred, except under a minute of the Executive Committee.
VII.—The Alliance, basing its proceedings on broad and catholic grounds, shall, at all times, recognize its ultimate dependence for success on the blessing of ALMIGHTY GOD.
1. THAT IT IS WRONG AND IMPOLITIC FOR A STATE TO SANCTION, 08
LICENCE, INJURIOUS TRADES OR INSTITUTIONS.
III. THAT ALL PAST LEGISLATION, BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF REGU-
I. The Liquor Traffic essentially mischievous.
31. Evidence from the analysis of a Brewster Session
II. Legislative History of the Liquor Traffic.
IV. THAT THE TRAFFIC IS INDEFENSIBLE, EITHER
OF GAIN OR NATIONAL REVENUE.
66. The 'Benefit of-Trade' fallacy. Wilberforce's declaration.. 107
67. Impolicy of raising Revenue by the ruin of Industry.. 108
68. How Gin-drinking impoverished the people in 1732.
69. Results of stopping the Distilleries in 1757...
70. Distilleries stopt in 1796. Evidence of Mr Colquhoun 112
71. Startling paradox. Effect of stopping Irish Distilleries 113
72. What will become of the Revenue ?
73. S. G. O. on the public cost and evils of Ale houses
V. THAT THE PROHIBITION OF THE TRAFFIC IS COMPATIBLE WITH JUST
LIBERTY AND LEGITIMATE COMMERCE.
74. The Times on the boozy birth-right of Britons'.
75. The theory examined, and over-ruled by Utility' and 'Right' 119
76. The Times fails to grapple with the sinews of the argument.. 120
77. Country Justice's Justice summarily disposed of
78. The right of interference, the right of efficiency
79. The Times on “Moral-suasion' Will see only half the truth.. 121
80. Necessitas non habet Legem. Various Examples.
81. The Traffic promotes the spread of pestilence. A nuisance 123
82. The Traffic destroys the Food of the Nation
83. Half-a-million persons sacrificed to the Traffic in 1847-8..
84. Morning Advertiser on the criminality of destroying grain 128
85. Judge Blackstone on our duty to correct Intemperance.... 130
86. Bentham, in reply to · Rights' and 'Sphere of Government'cry. 131
VI. THAT THE SUPPRESSION OF THE TRAFFIO WOULD POWERFULLY
100. Poverty and Pauperism create the Traffic in England
102. IGNORANCE. Brutality and Vice in its train
144 The great triumph in New YORK (12). Copiah
153 IO VERMONT. Evidence of Grand Juries
III. Antiquity of Prohibition. Demand for it in the Colonies.
VIII. THAT ALL GOOD CITIZENS SHOULD COMBINE TO PROCURE AN ENACT-
MENT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF INTOXICATING BEVERAGES, AS AFFORD-
ING MOST EFFICIENT AID IN REMOVING THE EVILS OF INTEMPERANCE.