Promoters of this idea have in the past, — and continue — to claim that it’s all a matter of economics. That, without this, all of the potential revenue is going to other areas. In 1st Timothy 6:10 God says that “The love of money is the root of all evil ...” I cannot think of a better example than this: Where is the outrage that should be pouring out of the pulpits in this county? Have Gods people become so ingrained in today’s godless society that they cannot see the evil that is staring them in the face. I’m afraid that that is most likely the case.
As a retired firefighter, I’ve seen all the devastating aspects of the affect that drinking has on individuals, and property. An old argument for alcohol sales has been that it’s better for them to get it locally, than have to drive long distances. Making alcohol more accessible does not decrease the likely hood of alcohol related problems, just makes them easier.
There’s an old joke about Smith County being the “wettest dry county in Texas.” At least before this abomination arrived it mostly was confined to bars, of one type or another, or people had to go long distances to sleazy liquor stores out of the county.
The sad thing about this is that when this issue comes up for a vote, many will likely vote for it. After all, your vote is secret, so who’s going to know? There is one great big defining answer to that question. God will.