Senfronia Thompson has introduced yet another bill to eliminate the blue law on liquor stores being closed on Sunday. The Chronicle reports that the State Representatives seeks to allow these stores to sell hard liquor and spirits on the holy day, albeit after noon, similar to restrictions placed on beer & wines. The newspaper article discusses “$7.5 Million” in new revenues.
The astute will remember that, in my everlasting crusade towards unabashed secularism, I deplore blue laws and all that they stand for. If I could have my way, you could buy whatever type of alcohol you wanted, in any type of licensed establishment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 (or 366) days a year. Alas, social conservatives still control the State, so that isn’t going to happen. I guess we’ll have to settle for this.