I live in a state that still has Blue Laws and slowly more and more towns are getting rid of them, but some cities still have bans on Sunday Alcohol sales. Since the reasoning behind the Sunday alcohol bans not being reversed is related to religion how is this allowed?
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But their reasoning behind not selling it is based on their religious beliefs that Sunday is a "special day" Isn't that mixing religion and laws?
Pepples, my guess is that if someone challenged the law, it would be deemed unconstitutional. It seems that no one is challenging the law because, rightly or wrongly, the local populace supports it.
There is no proscription on mixing religion with laws -- Thou shalt not kill. Here the liquor is closed between 2-6 am and not any more on Sundays. Did you know that communist countries take Sunday off for the government?
It would be if the law itself was originally written and/or amended to include religious-based reasoning for its existence. Unfortunately, as OldRoses mentioned, it seems that the locals support it and therefore it will continue to exist.
I saw a news segment where a local politician actually said "people should be in church, not out buying alcohol" It seems this is a mix that should not be allowed.
I agree. That is totalitarianism and a violation of civil liberty. Thankfully, I don't see how these laws could ever make a comeback.
I was referring to the fact the law is based on religion.
I agree! Even on a religious level it really makes no sense and instead seems to be a way of attempting to control people.
In many ways it has become an economic and business issue. In Indiana these restrictions remain in place because they benefit mom and pop liquor stores that wouldn't be as able to compete with large established chain stores.