Liquor and Liars
|Why is it that those two words seem to go together so
well? Liquor and liars, liquor and liars. They just seem to naturally
roll together. Is it because so many people lie about drinking liquor?
Or is it that so many liars like liquor? What ever the reason, both
words automatically conjure negative thoughts.
Shortly after I posted the liquor petitions, it became obvious there was something wrong. There were some names on the petitions who I knew would have never signed those petitions knowing their names would be used to have the question of liquor stores on the ballot of the upcoming election. I soon heard from several people, mostly elderly, who said the person asking them for their signatures lied to them. What they were told by the liquor solicitors was:
"If we don't get this liquor store vote on the ballot, the city council is going to let liquor stores come into the city."
This is of course is a total lie. Liquor and liars. Why do you suppose they feel they had to lie to people?
It is unfortunate that there are those among us, and you know who you are, who are so despicable, so pathetic, so greedy that they would go out to deceive some of the most trusting and vulnerable members of our community. It's a shame that no one in local government would care enough about the lies and deceit used to get the required signatures to place the matter on the ballot. If all the names were removed from the petitions who feel they were tricked into signing, our liquor trio wouldn't be this much closer to their liquor store dreams.
|Lenoir City Liquor Petition||Loudon Liquor Petition|
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