The inaugural The Ferm Anything Mock Draught commenced on the Eighth of May, Two-thousand and Nine. Since that inspired day, The Ferm’s contributors and friends have convened (somewhat) annually to salute our blog’s culture, once laid down in a revolutionary manifesto blog post. With each selection of a drinking related commodity, we no doubt take one more step in our pursuit of happiness. This is the 2012 Anything Mock Draught, y'all.

With the first pick in the 2012 Anything Mock Draught, Two Pints selects:

The 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

HIT THE BAR WITH FDR!

The theme of FDR's campaign, “Happy Days are Here Again,” would be all too true on December 5, 1933 when his Presidential Proclamation Order #2065 (aka the 21st Amendment) was ratified. After 14 years of “adult beverage” drought, Prohibition was no more!

Still not cool enough for you? Here are some other things we can thank FDR for:
  • FDR pioneered the "100-day concept” we still use today to gauge the effectiveness of our Presidents.
  • FDR was the ONLY 3 term president this country has or will ever see (The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution adopted in 1951, prohibits anyone from ever being elected to the presidency for a third full term).
     
  • FDR formally began the Presidential Library System with the National Archives in 1939 when he handed over his papers and set up the 1st Presidential Library while he was still in office. 
     
  • Several years before he became President (1921), he contracted polio and would never regain the use of his legs. He would establish a foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia to help other polio victims.
     
  • FDR's battle with his crippling illness would inspire the March of Dimes program (which he would direct for a time) that eventually funded an effective vaccine.
     
  • And finally, during FDR's campaign for the 1932 election Roosevelt announced that it was “time to correct the ‘stupendous blunder’ that was Prohibition.” Way to keep a campaign promise, Sir!
We owe a lot to this great man, our 32nd President. Franklin Delano Roosevelt not only set the bar high for future Presidents to follow, he also opened the bar to give Americans the right to drink again buy booze legally. It was said that upon signing the 21st Amendment into law Roosevelt commented: “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”

I couldn’t agree more Mr. President. This one is for you! Cheers!

1 comments
  1. J.R. Ewing June 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM  

    Don't be jealous y'all, but I'm in Belgium now scouting the talent. Had a Delirium today. Beer tour tomorrow. Booyah!