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[From The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, Mass.]

"Such is the law" should be the only guide of those who are charged with the great responsibility of administering the law. The highest and most inviolate law is expressed in the Constitution. The Constitution is the very foundation of government. No statute can become effective which violates the Constitution of any state or nation. Yet the appalling situation is presented of a law being violated openly—the Volstead Act, regulating the sale of liquor, which act was passed to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; and the violation of that law is based upon the alleged conclusion that "it cannot be enforced."

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