We’ve already illustrated the role churches and preachers play in stifling individual liberty and property rights in the Tennessee Valley. Let’s consider them the two slices of bread in our church and state sandwich.
That’s good for a town with family values and a Christian heritage, says the Rev. James Henderson, a retired Army colonel who is the new chairman of Conservative Christians of Alabama, former gubernatorial campaign manager of Judge Roy Moore and, now, chairman of the political action committee Priceville Committee for Positive Family Values.
By jumping into a gubernatorial campaign for the real purpose of selling books and keeping his name in the public eye (he certainly didn’t campaign like a candidate), Moore changed the political landscape and altered who the eventual GOP nominee would be. He’s the same Roy Moore who wrote in an Alabama Supreme Court decision that the state should have the power to execute people for sexual immorality. One wonders if he would also reserve “the power of the sword” for those who have a glass of wine with dinner.
Henderson carried the prototype of warning-yellow signs he will begin distributing this week in Priceville. The sign gives a simple equation: “Alcohol = bars, strip clubs, trouble.”
In neighboring Hartselle, just south of Priceville, city officials are working to block that kind of result. They have already agreed to the wording of an ordinance they’ll pass to prevent nightclubs and bars from operating there, should the liquor referendum pass in that community.
What a load of crap he peddles. To begin, there are a lot of communities which serve alcohol which don’t have strip clubs. Quite a few.
The logic of his statement is erroneous, too. Obviously alcohol can exist outside of a bar or strip club and there isn’t always trouble at bars or strip clubs. And in some municipalities, there are strip clubs without alcohol sales. But heaven forbid that we allow any rational thought process cloud the brains of these close-minded puritans. As I see it, Colonel Henderson is either telling an outright lie or he is absolutely incapable of deductive reasoning.
And it gets worse.
No one supporting liquor sales talks about anything but the money, Rev. Henderson said – and he questions whether liquor sales would bring in enough tax revenue to make much difference.
Let’s trying this rational thought thing again, shall we:
- The last time I checked, I am someone.
- I obviously support liquor sales in Morgan County, otherwise this website wouldn’t exist.
- I’ve made very few, if any, arguments regarding alcohol sales dealing with “the money” end of things. In fact, I’ve made quite the opposite argument.
Again, Henderson is either too stupid to be able to think logically or he’s intentionally lying. No wonder Roy Moore gets his butt handed to him every time he runs for governor.