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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 | 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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