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What's the benefits of having a dry county vs. a wet county?

Asked by Loried2008 (1998points) October 3rd, 2010

I live in a very conservative county and they’ve been trying to pass a law to sell here for years. Right now you have to drive 30 min+ to get alcohol. I’m thinking I’d rather give my money to my own county instead the one next door. Any thoughts?

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marinelife's avatar

It may cut down on alcohol-related driving incidents. Because presumably people are at home consuming their liquor instead of out at bars.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

There are very few benefits to the un-free residents of a place on having their freedoms curtailed. I suppose there are some at the margins, as some people just wouldn’t want to migrate to that place over another place that had more freedom, and current residents might like that lack of traffic, for example. But in general I support more and more freedom, instead of less and less. I also demand more and more responsibility from those who have freedom, too, and if people can’t or won’t be responsible, then it’s probably best—for the rest of us—that they not be too free.

Loried2008's avatar

@CyanoticWasp The thing about where I live is it’s a wonderful place to raise a family. It’s beautiful here, but we could definitely use the money to fix up our roads etc.. Most people here don’t want to move.

lloydbird's avatar

Oh I much prefer a wet one.

Oops, I think I may have misread that!

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@lloydbird Lol, nice

I think it’s supposed to encourage people not to drink, and thus promote a moral, wholesome society. It tends to backfire, because then there’s just a loss of revenue and more drunk driving.

Loried2008's avatar

@papayalily Yes that would definitely be the case here. People will drive back and get anxious so the pop open a few beers. It’s not good.

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