The Eighteenth Amendment was ratified January 16, 1919.
Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
Nine states of the perpetual Union, the United States of America, ratified “this Constitution” “sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.” Before the rest of the states of the United States of America could ratify “this Constitution,” George Washington was elected to the Office of President and on April 30, 1789 took an oath to be President of the United States, thereby, establishing the precedent that has prevented the “Adoption of this Constitution.”
“The Constitution” is the Constitution of the United States and the United States is the territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America.
Commercial alcoholic beverages are being prohibited by the people of the United States, the territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America. The people are specifically consenting to being governed by the Congress and State legislatures.
All the Amendments to the Constitution including the first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, are limited to the territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America.
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera