I hope that our local officials are concerned about the significant rise in intoxicated driving arrests. I also wonder if they understand the reason behind this epidemic.

On the other hand, our leaders are bragging about the increase in economic gains from the many breweries now in operation, being expanded, or in the process of being constructed.

Could the two be related? Is the law of “cause and effect” in motion?

A man once wrote “And these also stagger from wine and reel from beer: Priests and prophets stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions, they stumble when rendering decisions. All the tables are covered with vomit and there is not a spot without filth.”

Replace “Priests and prophets” from Isaiah 28, with “elected officials and business leaders.” The result is the same: Our leaders may be too drunk from intoxicating economic gain to make sound decisions.

I suggest we, as citizens, rethink where our leaders, both local and nationally, are taking us. Maybe God is right after all: We reap what we sow.

Martin Freeman