Not In Our Town!

We are at a crossroads in Alabama!  We will succumb to the dangers of opening our state to the proliferation of marijuana, or we will stand up to this danger.  During this past 2021 session, our legislature passed a bill and Governor Ivey signed into law a measure to legalize Dispensary Marijuana in Alabama.  Eagle Forum worked against this harmful bill and will continue to work to stop its damage to our society and the families of Alabama. This bill enables the operation of dispensaries of marijuana that proponents claim to have medicinal benefits.  According to Christine Carr, CRNA, MNA, who is heading up efforts to stop the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries, “…any effort to stop the opening of these dispensaries will result in saving lives”.  She is working with a non-partisan coalition of groups, including Eagle Forum, to do just that.  The effort is called, “NOT IN MY TOWN.”

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Our Government is Punishing Our Businesses

by Carol Roth, former investment banker, entrepreneur and author of the new book The War on Small Business, and The Entrepreneur Equation. How could anyone objectively look at the current economic situation and not find the economy utterly broken? Perhaps because with many big companies deemed “essen-tial,” and a stock market propped up by the Federal Reserve, it is easy to look at what appears to be econom-ic strength and miss the glaring weaknesses. While Walmart and Tar-get continue to exceed earnings expectations, small businesses try to stay afloat. According to Alignable’s June Road to Recov-ery Report, “57% of small busi-nesses have only reached half or less of the monthly revenue lev-els they achieved prior to COVID.” Shifting power and money from in-dependent small business owners to a handful of big, powerful companies as a result of politicians’ mandates isn’t something that anyone should be arguing is a good outcome.

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