07 November 2006

It feels like Christmas

I have not been this excited for an election for as long as I can remember...I haven't voted yet...I think I saw a 10-year-old holding a "No on 1" sign in Cambridge this morning...Does he really care? Does anyone who doesn't own a liquor store or live their life in fear really care? My boss voted at the same polling spot as Deval this morning. What a way to start your day...Thinking good thoughts today. I want to be surprisingly happy tonight.


Blogger W A Hurd said...

It seems ridiculous to me that all we've heard about is Question 1 (about wine), when Question 2 involves how we vote and Question 3 concerns how we regulate child care. I guess the Fusion and Child Care Lobbies aren't quite as powerful as the Package and Grocery Store Lobbies.

07 November, 2006 10:43  
Blogger Aaron said...

Yes, people who don't own liquor stores or live in fear do care about Question One, which is why I will be voting "No" today. I feel no need to further assist massive corporations like Stop and Shop while potentially hurting small business owners.

Here's a great op-ed by a great man for further reading.

07 November, 2006 10:58  
Blogger lecollye said...

W.A. you are more than right, but I can't resist...Doesn't a “No” vote simply justify the Blue Laws and all of their Puritanical obsoleteness? Why are we trying to control what can be sold where? Why is it a good idea to protect small businesses by restricting what larger ones can and cannot sell? That is a silly waste of government and is just ridiculous. In theory, people will still shop at liquor stores for their selection, service, and booze, and if they cannot compete, thus is the way of the market. If you don’t want to “assist massive corporations…while potentially hurting small business owners…” Then don’t shop there! And tell your friends to do the same. It’s just that easy. Try to convince people to continue to support small businesses and remind them why it is important. Why do you need the government to step in, when the people could do it for themselves if they really wanted to? Or really cared. And this is the issue, not alcohol, but getting people to care about their community and making conscious decisions about where their money goes and whom it supports.

07 November, 2006 11:47  

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