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ELECTION: Do voters value business over safety?

Letter by Samantha M. White, Graham on Oct. 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm | 27 Comments »
October 20, 2010 4:39 pm

As a teenager, I know just exactly how easy it is to get my underage hands on alcohol. With the passing of initiatives 1100 and 1105, the ability of teenagers to obtain alcohol will increase tremendously. Do we really want to make it THAT much easier for kids to get their hands on hard liquor, not just beer?

By passing of these initiatives, we are giving high school kids everywhere their dream – easy access. They have the ability to go into a Costco or Safeway and grab hard liquor with a chance they will not be carded – they will not be limited to government liquor stores.

Not to mention, drivers will not only be able to make late night ‘beer runs’ but late night ‘liquor runs’ as well. This means that liquor could possibly be on the road all hours of the night if liquor was made legal for Costco and convenient stores everywhere. It would be great for business, but it would also drastically damage the safety of minors and the safety of the road.

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