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Mitzi Bault: It's about choice

Personal commentary by Mitzi Bault

I have been reading all of the posts about the Wet/Dry vote coming up in a few weeks. As a young teenager you could go to the local bootlegger's and purchase a cheap bottle of wine before you were old enough to drive. You always had a friend that was old enough to drive. A lot of it was just to see if you could buy.

I was raised in a Christian home. Growing up there was never alcohol to drink or to use for medicinal purposes. My mother signed a pledge around the age of 10 that she would never allow alcohol to touch her lips. Her Sunday school teacher Ms. Rosson at the Columbia Baptist Church asked them to sign. At age 83 she has kept her pledge. As a child after signing, she has told us she though she would go to Hell if she took a drink. We have all laughed at that.

I have no problem with anyone 21 years old or older having a drink. I like to have a drink with a nice meal or just relaxing at home. I will drive to Bowling Green to the Kroger outlet and buy for myself and friends, eo some shopping, eat and come home.

What I do have a problem with is, I do not like a drunk. Don't want you on the road.

If we stay dry people will still drink, and a lot will spend more money that they cannot afford and buy at the bootlegger's with no one but the bootlegger making a lot of money.

If it is a legal sale, say a person of age goes and buys for an underage person, that person can be in trouble with the law. A store is not going to sell to underage kids. They will not want to lose their license to sell alcohol.

When taking chemotherapy one of my doctors said it would be good for me to drink red wine.

Everyone in the USA is talking about their rights. If one person opens there mouth about one thing, all others are fighting over how it steps on their rights. I do not smoke, so if you are at my house you go outside to smoke. That is my right at my house; but if I am at their house, it's their right to smoke.

I can go to a store that sells tobacco, coconut, sour cream, or other things that I do not like. I have the choice if I am of age to buy or just walk by.

Let's just make it legal in our county. Then you can make your choice if you are of age to buy or not to buy. That is your right. - Mitzi

This story was posted on 2016-03-01 18:08:32
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