Vote no on alcohol issue

The people in the city limits of Russellville are about to face a very important decision on Nov. 2. It is the Wet-Dry issue for the city!

The person who votes to make Russellville wet will reap a whirlwind!

Let’s think about it seriously for the moment. Is moving up with the time to get a few tax dollars worth the sacrifice of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren? There will also be a time of reaping for some adults who only think of themselves.

The Wet-Dry issue has not been put on the ballot for a number of years in the city of Russellville, and the city has survived all those years without the small amount of revenue they would have received from the sale of alcoholic beverages.

It may sound good for the moment as you read and listen to those who paint a beautiful picture of all the things it will do for education and roads. All you need to do is read about those counties and cities around Russellville who have had to close schools and whose roads need much repair. They are now trying to get more taxes from citizens. Any one with common sense can plainly see what is happening to them to stop this madness from entering Russellville. I don’t believe that is the desire of the majority of citizens of Russellville.

There are a great number of God-fearing citizens that live outside the city limits that will not be allowed to vote on this Wet-Dry issue on Nov. 2, but the great truth is they will be greatly affected every time they drive into the city limits of Russellville.

The truth is that social drinking turn some people into alcoholics regardless of how little they drink. One needs only to read the newspapers and listen to the television news media the affects alcohol plays in leading to broken homes, abused spouses and children. The court records speak for themselves with all of the DUI cases they try each year resulting in arrests and heavy fines. You read about shootings by intoxicated people fighting over nothing. The saddest thing of all is the effect it will have on young people who choose this as their lifestyle.

I encourage every reader who is eligible to vote NO! Please search your heart and ask for God’s guidance before you vote.

To make Russellville and Franklin County a great place to live and raise our children and grandchildren, please vote NO on Nov. 2.

Carol Glass, Russellville

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