Just for clarification purposes – this will be the “first reading” on
this issue. No vote will take place tonight. It will be placed on our
next council meeting agenda later this month for the second reading. That
is when it will come to a vote.
Thanks for the clarification, Mr. Carroll. At the reading today, I hope
to present to you and all of the other fine leaders of our city the
signatures gathered thus far.
Depending on what City Council decides at tomorrow’s meeting, citizens may
get a chance to vote in November whether or not to allow the sale of
alcoholic beverages in stores on Sundays. As an American and a strong
believer in freedom and democracy, I support this vote. I wonder why some
protest even having a vote.
I cannot think of a single good legal argument for banning the sale of
alcohol on Sundays. If you consider alcohol sinful, you are free not to
purchase or consume any no matter the day of the week. If it is not against
your own morals, why should
“The shipping of fathers and mothers to private prisons in far-flung
states is guaranteeing a new generation of frightened, angry,
disenfranchised children, who are future inmates,” she said, adding that
“families who try to visit loved ones are treated as suspects in many
prisons. The children cannot understand the lack of warmth and hospitality
in the visiting rooms.”
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is on record in opposition to