Tuesday night's Public Square regarding the privatization of the state's ABC stores proved a success. The participants -- attendees as well as panelists -- expressed themselves with civility and conviction. Passion did not lead to confrontation. The newspaper's Public Square series is intended to promote conversation in a congenial atmosphere. We seek engagement. The ABC session met expectations.Privatization is a concept whose time has arrived.
The Times-Dispatch supports privatization in principle, and has taken that position for many years.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Times-Dispatch: The case for ABC privatization
The Richmond Times-Dispatch held a Public Square meeting Tuesday, offering those in the community an opportunity to discuss Gov. Bob McDonnell's case for privatization of Virginia's ABC stores. They wrote in today's op-ed: