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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:33 pm
I wish to formally disassociate myself from the views of a certain Lewisville, Texas, councilman who opposes a vote to allow the sale of alcohol:
Councilman Tim Blair said he was not happy to be making the call and that he is concerned for the city and its citizens. He said he believes that city has done fine without alcohol and that it should continue as it has for the last 75 years.
Rev. Ben Smith is another alcohol opponent:
Smith expressed his concern over what he fears the sale of beer and wine would do to the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Old Town. He said he thinks alcohol sales would tempt bums and drunken migrant workers to linger in the area.
“What do liquor stores and bums have in common? They both will destroy your neighborhoods,” Smith said.
The Dallas Morning News, possibly confusing the local Baptist with a representative of Hamas, slightly misinterpreted Smith’s remark:
Mr. Smith said Keep Lewisville Safe will launch a campaign to persuade residents to kill the initiatives at the polls. “What do liquor stores and bombs have in common?” he asked. “Both will destroy the area where you live.”
Bombs notwithstanding, residents will vote on the matter February 5. Tim Blair must be defeated.