Liquor stores and churches in Arkansas have joined forces to fight statewide liquor sales. Currently liquor is only for sale in about half of Arkansas counties. You decide, should liquor be available statewide in Arkansas?
I support the right of the individuals in a county to decide via voting. If a county overwhelmingly doesn't want alcohol, then that's okay with me. If one overwhelmingly does, that is also okay.
I've been there and it's amazingly hypocritical. Most are not "dry" but you have to be a "member" to get a drink.
Religion messes up everything
I guess the people will decide.
I would assume that dry counties are dry by choice, having nothing to do with the state? Is that does anyone know if this correct?
Yes, they're dry by choice. It's never been determined on a state level so counties decided for themselves. This would decide the issue at the state level. I support it as a means of rectifying issues of the patchwork laws and legislated morality.
It's a local issue...
I agree. If the majority of the town/county doesn't want it, then that's their choice.
If doing so increases the health & wellness of society, strengthens individuals, families, marriages, & society, if it decreases DUI & related deaths, if it protects women & children, decreases health care costs & extends life, why not?
It's alcohol. Of course it does.
But, but, but I like my whiskey! Why should I not be allowed to buy it?
If you don't want to drink, fine don't drink. Don't force your anti alcohol beliefs on everyone else.
If it was where I live and I could vote, then I would allow it.
I sure as hell wouldn't want to live there sober!
Yes. Mainly because there are probably more drunk driving accidents caused by people going out of state or out of county than there would be if it was available in the town where they live.
Came in here to say something similar.
Arkansas is so old fashioned.
I plan to vote for the measure. I can't wait until we can get rid of the prohibition on Sunday sales as well. It's time we stop living in the 19th century.
I'd like to overturn the Sunday ban here too, but I don't think it's my place to force that opinion on other counties.
While I understand the sentiment, I see it differently: if you don't want to buy alcohol then don't buy it. Don't impose your morality on others. In this way, we're getting away from the blue laws that are of dubious constitutionality anyway.
Conversely, one could say, "If you don't like our laws and customs, move somewhere else."
This was the predominant sentiment for most of human history.
True, but Arkansas ranks near the bottom in every single performance metric. We need to be more 21st century and less 19th. I already intend to move away from this state. Sure, the cost of living is low, but so is opportunity.
I doubt anybody would move to rural Arkansas even if it were wet. Their laws don't affect the population centers.
Saline county is dry, but is one of the higher population centers. In any case, I'm saltier about Sunday sales. It's ridiculous honestly, and I intend to petition against that myself next cycle, assuming I still live here.
No, it should remain a county-by-county issue. Each county's population should decide for itself whether or not it wants to allow liquor stores within its jurisdiction.
I'm not an Arkansas resident my opinion does not count, which is the way it should Be.