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Old 02-19-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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you can still get a drink in a restaurant on sunday if the town allows it.

if you need a bottle of whiskey or a case of beer for sunday at home, why can't you just buy it on saturday?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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you can still get a drink in a restaurant on sunday if the town allows it.

if you need a bottle of whiskey or a case of beer for sunday at home, why can't you just buy it on saturday?
Why shouldn't you be able to buy it on Sunday?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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Most of the Nation has the same liquor laws. I would be more concerned with energy conservation/ recycling, job securities, and immigration enforcement. These few items should be on his top agenda at all times and it may already be, but you don't hear much from the Governor. I know, I'm a little off the subject. But I worry about that more than anything.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Why shouldn't you be able to buy it on Sunday?

Same reason you shouldn't buy over 3% beer in a Colorado grocery store or have to buy beer from a State store in Pennsylvania, they're all dumb laws!
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Why shouldn't you be able to buy it on Sunday?
I don't know. call your congressman.

for now, why can't you buy it on saturday?
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Why shouldn't you be able to buy it on Sunday?
As one in retail sales, the push to be open all the time is not necessarily a good thing no matter what you buy. For some reason here in TX, car dealerships are required to close on Sunday. Yet the mall down the street is open. I don't understand it but I am glad it is that way.

The push for relegating Christianity to the sidelines in our culture has had negative effects IMO. There is nothing wrong with having a designated day of the week where businesses shut down for the predominant religious persuasion of the country. If you are not of that religious persuasion, enjoy the day off. But everyone who has weekends off want a majority of the people who work in retail or restaurants or entertainment industries to be open for them.

I am not saying that all business should be closed on Sundays, but consideration for people with families that are required to work weekends needs to be taken into account. If TX did change its laws and the car dealerships were open on Sunday, I would have to work both Saturday and Sunday and have no time with my kids on weekends.

People are going to purchase the goods they want and need. Would being open on Sunday cause more people in my corner of TX to buy more Hondas? I don't think so.

Truett Cathey's business plan is working, Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays as you know and is one of the best run and most profitable restaurant chains in the country. Can't say that they have suffered.

There are six days in a week to buy what you need. I wish the Blue Laws were back in effect and not because it is a sin or all should be required to go to church or whatever else some of you will bash me for, but working on Sundays is not a thing to look forward to, especially when working 8am to 9pm each Saturday and missing out on my family.

Think of it from that perspective. I bet a good majority wanting the right to buy their alcohol on Sundays have nice 9-5 M-F jobs. Walk a mile in the shoes of someone that has to work all weekend.

OK, thanks for the opportunity to vent. JMHO.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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As one in retail sales, the push to be open all the time is not necessarily a good thing no matter what you buy. For some reason here in TX, car dealerships are required to close on Sunday. Yet the mall down the street is open. I don't understand it but I am glad it is that way.

The push for relegating Christianity to the sidelines in our culture has had negative effects IMO. There is nothing wrong with having a designated day of the week where businesses shut down for the predominant religious persuasion of the country. If you are not of that religious persuasion, enjoy the day off. But everyone who has weekends off want a majority of the people who work in retail or restaurants or entertainment industries to be open for them.

I am not saying that all business should be closed on Sundays, but consideration for people with families that are required to work weekends needs to be taken into account. If TX did change its laws and the car dealerships were open on Sunday, I would have to work both Saturday and Sunday and have no time with my kids on weekends.

People are going to purchase the goods they want and need. Would being open on Sunday cause more people in my corner of TX to buy more Hondas? I don't think so.

Truett Cathey's business plan is working, Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays as you know and is one of the best run and most profitable restaurant chains in the country. Can't say that they have suffered.

There are six days in a week to buy what you need. I wish the Blue Laws were back in effect and not because it is a sin or all should be required to go to church or whatever else some of you will bash me for, but working on Sundays is not a thing to look forward to, especially when working 8am to 9pm each Saturday and missing out on my family.

Think of it from that perspective. I bet a good majority wanting the right to buy their alcohol on Sundays have nice 9-5 M-F jobs. Walk a mile in the shoes of someone that has to work all weekend.

OK, thanks for the opportunity to vent. JMHO.
I just doin't think there should be laws regulating "when" you can sell something.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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I just doin't think there should be laws regulating "when" you can sell something.
so.


there's a lot of laws i disagree with as well. unless you can get them changed, you'll just have to deal with it.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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Since it's not a religous issue, can we change the one day we can't buy to Wednesday so it won't interfere with football?
This law was passed to promote Christianity-how is that not unconstitutional?
If you want to go to church on Sunday then please feel free to go. Just don't try to use the power of government to try to compel me to go. Pure tyranny.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Since it's not a religous issue, can we change the one day we can't buy to Wednesday so it won't interfere with football?
This law was passed to promote Christianity-how is that not unconstitutional?
If you want to go to church on Sunday then please feel free to go. Just don't try to use the power of government to try to compel me to go. Pure tyranny.
The argument for Sunday blue laws being anti constitutional and we are not a Christian nation, blah, blah, blah, has led this to be a work day for many many people. I don't get your connect that not working that day equates with government compeling you to go to church and pure tyranny.

You make the statement if you want to go to church, then go. Repealing blue laws has made it difficult for many to attend church. I make the statement if you DON'T want to go then DON'T go. Blue laws never, ever required any American to go to church. Your logic is non existent here.

The anti Christian crowd now has us as a 24/7 culture, we are working more hours than ever and making less just to make a point about separation of church and state (which is not phrased as such anywhere in the constitution by the way).

Seems like an exercise in cutting off ones nose to spite their face.
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