Holy restaurant reform, Batman!
- October 4, 2002
- Stephen Yeargin, Technical Editor
- Section: Opinions
Remember when Christ turned water into wine?
It’s a good thing he did it 2000 years ago (and on the other side of the planet), or he would be issued a citation for violating this longstanding city ordinance.
It will take a similar miracle for the “restaurant reform” referendum to pass this November, despite valiant efforts by several members of the campus and Martin communities.
I cannot believe how closed-minded some people are about this issue. Many believe that liquor by the drink will simply start the downward spiral of Martin into another Sodom and Gomorrah.
For the sake of simplicity, “Sodom and Gomorrah” was a pretty shady place a while back.
This notion is ridiculous, rivaled only by the opinion that a state lottery will put Tennessee into further financial ruin.
Why can’t either of these issues pass in Weakley County?
It is because the print on a ballot is still large enough for a certain population demographic to read the word “Nope.”
Even though 5,700 students may wish otherwise, few of them will vote this November. Despite our best efforts, nothing can motivate this group of apathetic souls except for the need to complain.
By all means, complain. Not necessarily in the Opinions section of this paper, because most of these people do not read The Pacer.
Sad, but true.
You have until Oct. 4 (today) to register to vote in Weakley County. Visit http://sga.utm.edu/govaffairs/, scroll down to the bottom and click on “Register to Vote in Local and State Elections.”
Just make sure you include only your Martin address, and mail in the application to the Weakley County election commissioner.
Expect to hear a lot more from me and some friends in November.