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Anonymous

Benton, KY

#1 Jan 2, 2011
Something about this town has always bothered me. People here claim they are conservative and want the government off their back yet continue to support the prohibition of alcohol sales. Why is it that on the one hand they grip about big government yet want the government to tell people what they can buy and sell? Do people in Tennessee secretly contribute to the campaigns of Murray officials so they can keep the money flowing down south?
Bo

Benton, KY

#2 Jan 2, 2011
Rodge wrote:
Something about this town has always bothered me. People here claim they are conservative and want the government off their back yet continue to support the prohibition of alcohol sales. Why is it that on the one hand they grip about big government yet want the government to tell people what they can buy and sell? Do people in Tennessee secretly contribute to the campaigns of Murray officials so they can keep the money flowing down south?
It's a religious town. Most people here blindly vote the way their preachers tell them to.
The truth

Detroit, MI

#3 Jan 2, 2011
I have been told on numerous occasions that your assumption about keeping the alcohol money in Tn is correct and has been that way for decades! Plus many older people here think that drinking is sinful even tho there own gospel clearly states that it isn't as long as you don't use it to get drunk! It amazes me that Jesus could turn water to wine but apparently it isn't ok to drink that wine.....weird right?
haha

Dunmor, KY

#4 Jan 2, 2011
Its just like the rest of the "conservation-tea party-republican" ideas.....follow the crowd and whatever your "leaders" tell you to do.
Believer

United States

#5 Jan 2, 2011
So how many people do you know that drink alcohol to NOT get drunk?? If alcohol means that much to you,is it really that awful to drive 20 miles? I like to have a drink every now and then, too, but I liked Murray when it didn't take 20 minutes to drive from one side of town to the next.

it's probably the same people fussing that don't think anything of driving to Paducah to go to the mall for a sale.
Bo

Murray, KY

#6 Jan 2, 2011
Believer wrote:
So how many people do you know that drink alcohol to NOT get drunk?? If alcohol means that much to you,is it really that awful to drive 20 miles? I like to have a drink every now and then, too, but I liked Murray when it didn't take 20 minutes to drive from one side of town to the next.

it's probably the same people fussing that don't think anything of driving to Paducah to go to the mall for a sale.
Alcohol doesn't mean that much but freedom does. If I wanted to live in a theocracy I would move to Iran.
Anonymous

Benton, KY

#7 Jan 2, 2011
Personally I go to Paducah all the time for work purposes so not being able to buy it here isn't a inconvenience for me. However, I do think that if we are going to call this a free country then we can't tell adults what they can and can't consume or tell private business owners they can't sell something that is legal to consume.
Jake tidwell

Murray, KY

#8 Jan 2, 2011
I think Mayor Well will bring Alcohol sell to murray,package sells.and murray will grow and be still a fine place to live.With lots more jobs also.
Anonymous

Benton, KY

#9 Jan 2, 2011
The thing is that it has to be put on the ballot by petition. The owner of The Big Apple tried this recently but the local Churches of Christ countered it with a petition of their own to get it out of restaurants. They didn't think they could win but if they got theirs done first then by law another alcohol initiative couldn't be voted on for three years. It's their sneaky way of keeping freedom out of Murray.
Bed Bug Bob

Henderson, KY

#10 Jan 2, 2011
Rodge wrote:
The thing is that it has to be put on the ballot by petition. The owner of The Big Apple tried this recently but the local Churches of Christ countered it with a petition of their own to get it out of restaurants. They didn't think they could win but if they got theirs done first then by law another alcohol initiative couldn't be voted on for three years. It's their sneaky way of keeping freedom out of Murray.
Do the churches HONESTLY think they would ever have a shot of getting it out of those restaurants? There would be a better chance of me walking on water first. The CofC is a sham anyway. I know firsthand. I went there for a long while.
voter

Murray, KY

#11 Jan 3, 2011
we are loseing a lot of money that could help murray grow.we have drugs here why not alcohol.i now no why i dont work for anyone that are church of chirst members,been there.they preach one thing but they drink something different.until our town removes some people from control calloway county will NEVER grow like paducah.
Spell checker

Des Moines, IA

#12 Jan 3, 2011
Maybe if people like "voter" would stop spending their money on booze and get an education, people would be able to understand them without having to figure out what they meant to spell.
Anonymous Keyboard Tapper

Farmington, KY

#13 Jan 3, 2011
Spell checker wrote:
Maybe if people like "voter" would stop spending their money on booze and get an education, people would be able to understand them without having to figure out what they meant to spell.
Don't forget about the gas money to get to where he can buy the booze, that certainly adds a premium that could get in the way of furthering his education.

The truth is that the people of Murray are far more decadent and need to be controlled by the government, less they fall prey to their baser desires. Other places can handle alcohol sales just fine, but if it were to come here soon there would be rampant gambling, prostitution, teenage pregnancy, teenage gambling and prostitution, rape, murder, dogs and cats living together, and worst of all, atheism.

Does THAT sound like a place you would want to raise your kids up in? All because SOME people don't want to get in their cars and drive 9 miles for beer or 26.5 miles for liquor/wine if you go to Trigg county or 28 miles if you go to Henry county and risk getting a ticket in those incredibly stupid and long 40mph zones? Please Rodge, consider the morally fragility of the people of Calloway and how easily corrupted they are in the mere presence of alcohol the next time you make such an abhorrent suggestion. The life or virtue you save might be your own.
FreeLoader

Murray, KY

#14 Jan 3, 2011
Some people don't want the package stores. They don't want the drunks hanging out sitting on the stoop with the bottle in the brown paper bag scenario. I don't think this is a valid argument but the people holding off the package stores use this as their basis. Of course they all have a bottle of wine in their fridge....
Had Enough

United States

#15 Jan 3, 2011
voter wrote:
we are loseing a lot of money that could help murray grow.we have drugs here why not alcohol.i now no why i dont work for anyone that are church of chirst members,been there.they preach one thing but they drink something different.until our town removes some people from control calloway county will NEVER grow like paducah.
Why would you want it to grow like Paducah. You can't hardly get across town now. What has Paducah got that Murray doesn't other than package stores, strip joints and a higher crime rate. NO THANKS
Bed Bug Bob

Henderson, KY

#16 Jan 3, 2011
Actually, to be technical, Murray/Calloway County is the fastest growing city/county in the Jackson Purchase. Paducah is LOSING population.
Rita

Pflugerville, TX

#17 Jan 3, 2011
Bed Bug Bob wrote:
Actually, to be technical, Murray/Calloway County is the fastest growing city/county in the Jackson Purchase. Paducah is LOSING population.
Well that's strange. You mean a city that does not allow package sales is growing and one that does is losing population. Thanks for making the point that we don't need it to make our city grow. We are doing just fine without it. I finally agree with you bbb.
Samantha

Benton, KY

#18 Jan 4, 2011
Why do people want the government to run our lives so bad?
court of Justice

Murray, KY

#19 Jan 4, 2011
we need Alcohol sells to grow,If you don"t drink alcohol your free not to set foot in a store that sell Alcohol.Let freedom ring.vote on package sell.don't let the hitlers of murray run your life.
price is too high

Murray, KY

#20 Jan 4, 2011
Murray is a nice town without the alcohol. why take a chance on turning it into paris, tn? nasty.

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