To the editor:
The last story (literally) in the Journal-World March 8, (page 10B, “DUI reform…”) says that the Kansas Legislature may drop or gut a proposed law that would help keep repeat drunken drivers off Kansas streets and highways.
An earlier Journal-World story told said the Kansas Legislature is considering a law that will let big national chain and small local grocery stores sell hard liquor.
In other news, police are writing fewer traffic tickets because budget cuts have left us with fewer police officers.
More underage drinkers (they’ll shoplift hard liquor in groups by distracting the clerks at small grocery stores), fewer officers on patrol, no way to track repeat DUI offenders.
A perfect storm.
Who is facing this perfect storm? It’s a governor and a Legislature known for sticking up for “family values.”
We’re OK then. The governor and the legislators will simply tell the liquor lobby, “Thanks, but no thanks.”