To the editor,

Regarding permitting consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property, i.e. 4303.20f permit, I personally do not believe it is a good idea at any time, and especially at this time, with all the unrest we are experiencing in our nation, it seems that all you have to do is look at, or say something to someone and they really get ticked and with the license to carry it even makes it a more volatile environment.

When we legalize consumption of alcohol in public, we are not sending a message of responsibility to our children, we need to teach them along with rights, come responsibilities, choices do have consequences.

I personally believe an issue this important should not be left up to a legislative body, but to the eligible voting citizens, therefore it should appear on the May 2017 ballot.

Thank you!

Ken Armstrong

Van Wert