History Lesson 101

The proponents of alcohol sales have strongly indicated that our county is not “special.” However, the same proponents reveal (from their point of view) that alcohol will make our county “special.” However, what does our history tell us?

“Drink is a cancer in human society, eating out its vitals and threatening its destruction.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Liquor may have its defenders, but it has no defense.” – Abraham Lincoln

“My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.” – Robert E. Lee

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” – Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

“Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging; and who is deceived by it is not wise”. – Proverbs 20:1

“At the last it (alcohol) biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.” – Proverbs 23:32

With such strong words of fortitude and knowledge, it is apparent how the above authors would define “special!”

I am one of many who currently believe that our county is already “special!”

Robert Walker