Hands Off My Liquor
If you live in a dry county, you know that it can be a daily struggle. Now these legislators want to add two layers of approval and review at the city and county levels to the existing club laws managed by the state, as well as limit the number of establishments within a dry county that can receive these permits.
These are the same people who argue less government regulations everywhere else. Send them an email and let them know that this is a backward law, with a potential negative impact economic development and the tax base, and you like to have a Cabernet with a medium rare steak, or believe in having a beer with authentic tacos on Tuesday. This law would limit your dining options. Here are the sponsors of HB1387:
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And CALL Jody Dickinson, cuz she don’t know the emails: 870-523-8222
Here’s some more commentary if I’m a little incoherent today: http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2013/02/18/beware-of-republicans-who-dont-like-alcohol
Arkansas’ dry counties appear to outnumber every other state.
Who are we anymore? How can we let this continue to happen? I mean, even the Mormons have suspended their club laws.
THIS! FUCKING THIS!
If there was a Hell, I would so be going there. And so would you!
I would just like to note that drinking wine is not on this list, suck it dry counties. I’m pretty sure that most of these sins occur in your regular Arkansas baptist church on a weekly basis.
Dry counties still exist and they suck. This has been your weekly public service announcement.
Students Still Paddled in Marshall, AR, Four Times a Day on Average
By Bob Allen, The Christian Century, Dec 28, 2010
CARROLLTON, Ga. (ABP)—Southern Baptists are battling about booze. Seeking to remain relevant in today’s culture, many Baptists have abandoned former taboos against social activities like dancing and going to movies. Now some are questioning the…
I live in a county kept dry by Baptists. I believe Jesus was a moonshiner, but my beliefs don’t matter because I’m not a Baptist. LEGALIZE IT!
This map shows wet and dry counties, as well as “moist” counties. I live in a dry county, but restaurants can get permits to sell booze. The establishments can’t buy booze from a distributor like most business across the US can, they have to buy it and ship it from the same county line store that I go to.
Some of the counties we consider wet have some dry townships. The counties that are considered completely wet are in the delta where rates of poverty and crime are the highest in the state. When there is a movement to make a county wet, conservatives and baptists point to these poor delta counties and blame the sale of alcohol for all of the problems.
P.S. Jesus drank wine. HECK, he made wine. He probably had a still that nobody knew about or that he hid from the baptists.