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Billy Joe Fudge: Civics lesson
'Democracy at work in a Democratic Republic is no small thing and we the people should not tarnish this great accomplishment with personal attacks and the demonization of those with whom we disagree.' - BJF
By Billy Joe Fudge
I think we need to settle down, take a deep breath, get off these magistrates’ backs and let our representative form of government play out.
The recent wet/dry vote was successful for the PAC movement. This was a direct vote of the people of Adair County. Putting an issue before the people in a direct vote, under the control and guidance of the Constitution is the epitome of our Democracy.
The people of Adair County spoke with their votes and Adair County is now legally "wet."
However, our government remains a Representative form of government and the action we’ve just seen in the restricting of Sunday sales outside the limits of Columbia by Adair County Fiscal Court is a legitimate decision.
Each individual magistrate has a right, and I would suggest a duty, to reflect the will of the voters in their magisterial districts.
Should any of these magistrates be voting contrary to the will of the folks in their district, I would imagine they (the voters) will let their voices be heard in 2018 and Sunday sales outside the limits of Columbia could be only one Fiscal Court meeting away.
We in Adair County should hold both "The Wet Vote" and "The Restricted Sunday Sales Vote" in high esteem.
Democracy at work in a Democratic Republic is no small thing and we the people should not tarnish this great accomplishment with personal attacks and the demonization of those with whom we disagree.
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