The Tennessee General Assembly needs to let local election results regarding liquor by the drink stand on their own:
What if it does fail again, however? There are those who think it right when people in a local area who do choose to keep their community or their county dry that some restaurant or club owner or an official of the local government (or both and more) should be able to seek some special exemption from the General Assembly once a referendum on the question has locally been decided. Such manuevering is all-too common, and has happened in this writer's home county. It has become the system of record that certain businesses ask the Tennessee Legislature for a "resort" designation so that they can be exempt from a dry law that might exist within their county or community.
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, Tennessee politics