Sunday, January 27, 2008

St. Charles City Council outlaws bars!

The St. Charles City Council just voted that from now on any St. Charles bar has to earn at least fifty percent of it revenue from food sales to stay in business. No true bar sells that much food!

This action by the St. Charles City Council amounts to a form of eminent domain abuse. St. Charles bar owner Justin Donahue wants to run a bar but the Council has a better use for Justin's property. The Council wants Justin to use his property to run a restaurant instead. Justin can't oblige and so is out of luck. This loss of freedom and property rights needs to be protested. Councilman Richard Veit was the lone council member with enough decency and good sense to vote against this unjust measure.