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View Poll Results: Blue laws = Big government?
Yes, blue laws = big government 26 74.29%
No, blue laws = small government 9 25.71%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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Everyday I hear conservatives talk about "smaller government"
It got me wondering.... are conservatives blue laws big government intrusion?

Dry America's not-so-sober reality: It's shrinking fast
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WHERE THE 'DRY' COUNTIES ARE
States that have the most or highest percentage of "dry" counties, which restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages:
Dry counties (Total counties in state):
Tennessee: 91 (95) Arkansas: 42 (75) Oklahoma: 37 (77) Mississippi: 34 (82) Alabama: 26 (67) Kentucky: 44 (120) Kansas: 25 (105) Texas: 29 (254)

Note: "Dry" means different things in different states, and many dry counties contain "wet" municipalities, where some alcohol sales are allowed. Utah, which has some of the nation's most restrictive alcohol laws, has no dry counties because the state controls alcohol policy. In Alaska, which has no dry counties, more than 100 towns ban possession of alcohol.
Source: USA TODAY research

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Old 06-12-2012, 12:27 AM
 
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Absolutely it's big government. The GOP pretends to be for small government, but in actuality they are for the complete opposite.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Absolutely it's big government. The GOP pretends to be for small government, but in actuality they are for the complete opposite.
It's true that the current Republican party does not stand for fiscal conservatism and limited federal government like it once did, but they're coming around.

It takes a while for a freight train to come to a stop, but the first step is applying the brakes. The Democrats have removed the brake lever from their side of the train. If you want it to begin to slow, you have only one choice.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The reason those places are dry is because the majority of people that live there want them dry not because of government.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Everyday I hear conservatives talk about "smaller government"
It got me wondering.... are conservatives blue laws big government intrusion?

Dry America's not-so-sober reality: It's shrinking fast
conservative????

wrong

blue laws were set up by....the democrats

in the next state over, the democrats are even pushing the blue laws

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...8P3UIeqyPn3xCQ
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Everyday I hear conservatives talk about "smaller government"
It got me wondering.... are conservatives blue laws big government intrusion?

Dry America's not-so-sober reality: It's shrinking fast
Your poll is not clear. Blue laws are enacted by local governments and inspired by Judeo-Christian beliefs. Small governments created these Blue laws, and none that I know of are intrusive. They are, however, restricting. Such as restricting the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Or prohibiting the construction of a bar within 250 feet of a Church. Or the restriction/prohibition of porn shops and strip clubs. Ad infinitum.

"Blue laws" is a misnomer. They are really Judeo-Christian Ordinances created by town or city assemblies. Laws are enacted by the State legislatures or Congress.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:58 AM
 
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The reason those places are dry is because the majority of people that live there want them dry not because of government.
Still big government. The people there call themselves conservative, but are really big government types. You want to talk about nanny state? The government telling adults whether they can or can't drink is a nanny state. Justify that how you want.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:01 AM
 
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These are COUNTY governments, not federal or state. If this is not an example of small government, what is.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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These are COUNTY governments, not federal or state. If this is not an example of small government, what is.
Exactly, there is no such thing as a State or federal "Blue law."

Only sub-divisions of the State create "Blue laws." The smallest form of government.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Still big government. The people there call themselves conservative, but are really big government types. You want to talk about nanny state? The government telling adults whether they can or can't drink is a nanny state. Justify that how you want.
wrong

its mot big governemt ..its county ordinances(sp?)

same as the speed limit on a residential street


has ZILCH to do with the FEDERAL government

has ZILCH to do with "big government" ..ie government spending.....in fact since its a restriction..its actually smaller government
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