Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pigs Are Flying In Centerville, Tennessee

I must be dreaming. But, I just saw in the October 10, 2011 edition of the Hickman County Times that the residents of Centerville Tennessee voted to allow a package liquor store to open. Knowing the history of Centerville, it surprises me, but I thought that there was a chance that it could happen.

Let me say that I don't drink and I have seen the problems that liquor can cause families - from broken homes to car wrecks. But, I am not going to argue that it shouldn't be allowed. Because I believe that a responsible adult should be allowed to drink in his own home as long as it is not harming someone else.

There is the problem. It seems that when some people drink, they think they are indestructible and that they can drive.

What surprises me is that only 19.6% voted and it passed with 71% (351 voters) of those voting; 29% (144 voters) voted no. It amazes that no more than that voted. That is another topic for another day.

But, for today, lets just say that the devil needs a coat.

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