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Amy Pike wonders why no comments allowed on AFV site

'It's time to wake-up and realize that if we stay dry someone will have a county line store as soon as possible, it will be 5 minutes down the road, and all the money will go straight to Russell County.' - AMY PIKE

By Amy Pike
Personal Commentary

I keep seeing all these commentaries on the upcoming vote to legalize the sale of alcohol in Adair County

Two things I want to make sure everyone understands is that,

1) - If you are 18, you do have the right to vote in this election! You cannot purchase alcohol until age 21; however it is your right to vote in any election at 18!

2) - This is a countywide vote - if you are a registered voter in Adair Co - you can vote! Scare tactics, false statistics, and confusion is being used to deter people from their right as an American Citizen to vote.

PAC has openly posted facts about the issue and statistics that can be proven not merely opinions or half truths.

The facts are not based on any religious views whatsoever; however, it comes back to that argument. When backed in a corner with statistics, Bible verses start getting thrown around.

AFV has a Facebook page on which no one is allowed to comment or debate the issue in any form and clearly says "No comments will be allowed on this page and will be deleted".

Yet, some want to accuse PAC of being dictatorial?

Is the AFV group not force feeding their views and leaving no room for discussion themselves?

PAC welcomes comments and responds accordingly to those comments. I have seen no name calling, anti-religion statements, etc made by PAC.

As a matter of fact, this has nothing to do with religion at all in my opinion.

Prohibition was ended in 1933 so it is asinine to me that we must have an election to determine whether or not to sell alcohol in our county.

No one can say with certainty how much revenue it will bring in to our town; however, it will definitely be more than we are getting now and that is an absolute certainty.

Russell County voted to allow the legal sales in their county - alcohol will be legally sold closer than ever before.

It's time to wake-up and realize that if we stay dry someone will have a county line store as soon as possible, it will be 5 minutes down the road, and all the money will go straight to Russell Co.

Green Co voted to allow sales in one district, and Taylor Co won't be far behind. The citizens of Adair Co will be the ones left behind and taxed more and more to cover expenses while the other counties around us happily take our money.

It is all about free will and fundamental rights of people.

It is a choice that each person should be able to make.

I have no problem walking into a store and back out without being tempted to buy alcohol; however, if I want a glass of wine with a good meal at a local restaurant then it should also be my right to do so, too.

I keep seeing reference to the Bible saying if eating meat offends someone, then you should not do it in front of them to cause them to sin.

What's next, are we going to ban all meat from the stores and restaurants too?

I think people need to grow up and stop being so easily offended by everything and live their lives the way they see fit - in the end, each person only answers for themselves anyway, right?

I urge everyone to go to the polls and vote on March 22! - Amy Pike

This story was posted on 2016-03-10 05:17:32
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