I found it hard to believe that the Polk County Commissioners are slapping the voters in the face with another resolution to permit the sale of alcohol on Sunday. The voters have already turned this down on a recent vote.
Why are the elected officials so hell bent to approve more alcohol sales?
Our young people are already troubled with the problems with alcohol and drugs. Even the students in middle school are being arrested at the schoolhouse for alcohol and drug abuse.
We should elect public officials who have the character and spiritual insight to see that this is a degrading situation.
Further, we were saddened last Saturday night when we saw a sign in the middle of Marble Street in Rockmart that read “Bar Open.” I have been impressed by the individual who came into town and bought up properties and fixed them up nicely. But folks, I hope you feel as I and many others that a trade off for fixed up building for “open bars” is a bad deal.
We know other establishments are selling alcohol, but it is degrading to the community and should be reconsidered.
I hope the ministers and other concerned citizens will get involved and take a stand against this open alcohol movement.
Remember, the elected officials always approach this from a tax standpoint or argument. I remember years ago when open alcohol sales became an issue. The elected officials made the same case to those in attendance at the public meeting. Brother George Robinson stood at the end of the meeting and made the follwing profound statement: “Brothers, I know we have rattlesnakes, but lets keep them in the mountains as long as we can.”
This was true then and is still true today. Open alcohol sales give the appearance to young people that alcohol consumption is acceptable for all. We that are of the Christian faith know that the consumption of alcohol is a tool of Satan and destroys many, many lives and the lives of their families.
Thank you for reading this and considering the frustrations of many people in the community.