I am a veteran who has two sons and five brothers who served and fought for our freedom and the right to vote. Also I have a grandson serving now. I am also a retired pastor, having almost 60 years of pastoral and ministry service. It is only natural that I would stand against the repealing of prohibition in Trigg County; however, I have other reasons to stand against legalizing the sale of alcohol in Trigg County. I have my own experience of what alcohol can and will do to a person. I know first-hand, nothing good comes from the use of alcohol for anyone or our county.
If we, the citizens of Trigg County, fail to exercise our rights to vote and allow certain people who have come into our county to tell us alcohol will make our county grow by promising better businesses, more hotels and restaurants, then we are in for a sad awakening come the morning after Sept. 29.
I can’t imagine anyone sitting at home comfortably watching our county slip into a state of dependency without getting outraged and without expressing that outrage by voting against the thing that can and will move our county backward to the days of prohibition. If we value our liberties, if we believe in the fundamental principles upon which our civilization is based, then we owe it to our God and to the future generation to speak out and vote. Grow Trigg isn’t going to provide the growth in Trigg County; great movements have changed the course of Trigg County and our Nation and will again. And what’s better than the Church and Christian people of Trigg County rejecting the ideas of evil? As means of helping to promote economic growth and placing our belief in human dignity and God-given liberties and freedom, the Church and Christian people can ignite a fire in Trigg County.
We don’t need alcohol to have progress. Take a look at the tourism financial report. It is the highest it has ever been.