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I-1183: Is safety really a concern?

Letter by Susan J. Schaeffer, Olympia on Oct. 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm with 3 Comments »
October 31, 2011 2:35 pm

If I understand the two sides of the Initiative 1183 issue correctly, supporters are only interested in profits while opponents want the state to be in charge because it is concerned about public safety.

Oh really? Guess where the state recently opened a new liquor store? In DuPont, a heavily  military community that is directly across the freeway from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Many of our troops residing in that area are suffering from combat trauma-related PTSD, and its symptoms are just starting to surface from the last deployment.

My son has served four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in the infantry, the last two deployments with the 3/2 Stryker Brigade. In my opinion, the new state-owned liquor store in DuPont is not only morally reprehensible, but irrefutably all about profits.


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  1. igotdabombfool says:

    Of course it’s all about profits. You don’t open a store for safety. And being prior military I will let you in on a secret. They don’t care where they get their alcohol. There is a liquor store, a shopette, grocery store, and a PX 5 minutes inside the gate all with cheaper alcohol and a larger variety.

  2. surething says:

    Your letter is ridiculous. There are liquor stores all over the area, areas filled with military. Obviosly they are for profit, just like every grocery store and gas station in town that sells alcohol. What makes Dupont so special?

  3. daggercat says:

    Apparently you don’t understand both sides of the issue. Stop listening to the ads.

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