Please vote to keep Montgomery Township dry
To the editor:
If the Montgomery Township referendum passes, it will open the door for Whitetail Resort and other businesses in Montgomery Township to get liquor licenses.
The referendum, as it appears on the ballot, states: “Do you favor the granting of liquor licenses for the sale of liquor in the township of Montgomery? Yes or No?”
Alcohol is not family-friendly. It causes more crime, more traffic accidents, more child and spousal abuse, more trash along the roads and in front lawns. Alcohol diminishes the ability to think clearly and to react effectively to dangerous situations, including sports and activities, and while driving on our local highways.
When you cast your vote, think of the danger to innocent children being driven home from such activities by someone who has consumed alcohol. Think of your loved ones who could be injured or killed by that person driving drunk.
Help keep our township safe and free from liquor.
On May 21, please go to the polls and vote “no” for granting liquor licenses in Montgomery Township.
As for me and my house, we will take a stand.
Delegation does fine job of representing Western Md.
To the editor:
Even though I was unable to attend, it was encouraging to read about the turnout at the recent Maryland General Assembly wrapup. However, Chris Shank is neither “cynical” nor “negative” for saying the recently passed gun control legislation is to make Gov. O’Malley look good in future presidential primaries. It’s only cynical if it isn’t true, and it has been painfully clear to many of us that O’Malley has been running for president since he was mayor of Baltimore.
As for the man who asked why he should vote, given that the General Assembly ignores us, we should vote if for no other reason than to support our Western Maryland delegation. To a person, they are knowledgeable, rational and articulate. Everyone living west of Frederick should be grateful they represent us.
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