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Old 02-15-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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More BS from Christian Coalition spokesman. Virtually every sentence either a bald faced lie or pure fantasy.
Religion, lies, and fantasy? Say it ain't so.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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More BS from Christian Coalition spokesman. Virtually every sentence either a bald faced lie or pure fantasy.

Pro & Con: Should Georgia allow retail alcohol sales on Sundays? *| ajc.com

From the Jerry Luquire piece;

"My response to a question, “Why do you oppose Sunday sales?” is, “Why do you support it?” Do you want Sunday to become another Saturday with its increased abuse of alcohol by drivers and family members? Would those barely legal decide on impulse to have a few — or many — since they are not at work, or in class or in adult associations? Would buyer age be monitored? "

I dont feel "support it" is the issue. The issue is do they support people's rights??? It's a matter of people having a choice and the right to choose. No one HAS to buy liquor on a sunday. But not giving the citizens the right to choose is the real issue. And it's the religious fanatics that are all about having the power to limit the citizens' right to choose through influencing the government to do just that. One more example of government limiting freedom.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:06 AM
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Not sure about that. I don't think too many people are seeking out moonshine on Sunday, at least here in the metro area.
Of course not. I was referring to the Hazzard Counties of Georgia, which is where these Christian Coalition loudmouths live.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:08 AM
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From the Jerry Luquire piece;
Is it petty and childish of me to think it's funny that this joker's last name sounds a lot like liquor?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Is it petty and childish of me to think it's funny that this joker's last name sounds a lot like liquor?
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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From the Jerry Luquire piece;

"My response to a question, “Why do you oppose Sunday sales?” is, “Why do you support it?” Do you want Sunday to become another Saturday with its increased abuse of alcohol by drivers and family members? Would those barely legal decide on impulse to have a few — or many — since they are not at work, or in class or in adult associations? Would buyer age be monitored? "

I dont feel "support it" is the issue. The issue is do they support people's rights??? It's a matter of people having a choice and the right to choose. No one HAS to buy liquor on a sunday. But not giving the citizens the right to choose is the real issue. And it's the religious fanatics that are all about having the power to limit the citizens' right to choose through influencing the government to do just that. One more example of government limiting freedom.
And my response to that is, honestly, "Because I want to enjoy the freedom of buying a legal product 7 days a week. Yes. Potentially. It already is."

Sure, he's trying to force his morality on me by implying that supporting Sunday sales is the same as abdicating my basic humanity towards the suffering of others. But that's HIS problem. I don't find exercises in futility to be a good way of helping my fellow man. I prefer more efficacious methods.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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Having grown up in rural Georgia, this isn't really surprising. Religion holds sway of many things public. Behind closed doors, however, it's vastly different.
Well, that's very true.

I would have guessed that some legislators might have been okay with a local option bill and defended their position to the folks back home by saying "It's just for those Atlanta people." But maybe even that is going too far.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Well, that's very true.

I would have guessed that some legislators might have been okay with a local option bill and defended their position to the folks back home by saying "It's just for those Atlanta people." But maybe even that is going too far.
I do think that what you suggest will ultimately happen. But intimidating our legislators into backing down is the first arrow in the quiver. This tactic gives them two shots.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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I do think that what you suggest will ultimately happen. But intimidating our legislators into backing down is the first arrow in the quiver. This tactic gives them two shots.
Earlier today there was a headline on the AJC--something about a private poll being taken today in the Senate to determine if it was worth pursuing this piece of legislation.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:00 AM
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Earlier today there was a headline on the AJC--something about a private poll being taken today in the Senate to determine if it was worth pursuing this piece of legislation.
There is also a Bob Barr editorial in today's AJC about what a bunch of a** -clowns our state legislators are for keeping blue laws in place.
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