Considering that I was born in a dry north Alabama county, I’m quite used to the nanny-state mentality behind people so insecure in their own sense of self-responsibility that they have to place arbitrary restrictions on the actions of others. Right now, Hartselle is facing another wet/dry vote and I’m not at all confident that the freedom lovers are going to win this round.
It’s my intention to keep this website going until Hartselle eventually goes wet — which will certainly happen some day, if not this November. In the meantime, take a look at the drawing to your right. It’s of a Revolutionary War era establishment in Boston called the Green Dragon Tavern. Some have dubbed it “the headquarters of the revolution.”
The Sons of Liberty regularly met at the Green Dragon, the Boston Tea Party was planned there and Paul Revere started his famous midnight ride at this historic location. Considering how very much of our fight for liberty was conceived and planned out in a tavern, this virtual road house seems a fitting place for Hartselle residents and interested parties to meet to plan how to obtain a bit more freedom for ourselves.
Even the British weren’t so repressive as to outlaw liquor sales during the dawning of our great country. It’s ironic that we have to meet online if we wish to follow the example left us by the Founding Fathers.
I’ll be working on a few site improvements over the next few days, but in the meantime, enjoy!