blue laws

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  1. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    I can't believe these still actually exist.
     
  2. artiesoffspring

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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    A blue law is a type of law designed to restrict or ban some or all Sunday shopping for religious standards, particularly the observance of a day of worship or rest. Blue laws may also restrict or ban sale of certain items on specific days, most often on Sundays in the western world. Some Islamic nations may ban on Fridays, and Israel often on Saturday Sabbath. Blue laws are enforced in parts of the United States, as well as some European countries, particularly in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Norway keeping most stores closed on Sundays.

    In the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court have held blue laws as constitutional numerous times due to secular reason even though the origin of the blue laws were for religious purposes. Most blue laws have been repealed in the United States, although many states still ban the sale of alcohol or cars on Sundays. Bergen County in New Jersey is notable for their blue laws banning the sale of clothing, shoes, furniture, home supplies and appliances on Sundays kept through county-wide referendum. Paramus in New Jersey have their own blue laws even more strict than the county itself has banning any type of worldly employment on Sundays except necessity items such as food and gasoline.
     
  4. gridman

    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    Lived in a place for 10 yrs with a blue law after moving from Calif..It was kinda weird
     
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    Fuck all of that shit. That's unAmerican.
     
  6. jonpow

    jonpow Tennessee Jed VIP

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    Still can't buy beer in NY on sunday till after 12 or so, I think
     
  7. gridman

    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    Used to have to drive 40 miles to get beer or liquor ..We ended up getting a case of pony millers for the ride home and beaned every sign we could with the empties
     
  8. doughhead63

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    Our's here in NY were gone by the late 70's :cheer:
     
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    doughhead63 OD'd on life itself Staff Member

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    As of a couple years ago, we can buy beer at 8 AM on Sundays :ufat:
     
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    jonpow Tennessee Jed VIP

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    A couple of years ago was not the late 70s

    Alart!!!
     
  11. face palm

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    :cheer: grew up in Bergen County

    Sunday's we went to the Willowbrook Mall
     
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    Stupid NJ Blue Laws! On the day of my cousin's wedding we had to drive to another county to buy hot rollers for a hair emergency
     
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    Yes; exactly--Bergen County is where we were
     
  14. Gomez

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    one word: Texas
     
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    Yep. We still have "dry" cities. I used to have to drive to Fort Worth to buy liquor. Now I can go to the next suburb over. My city didn't even sell beer and wine in the grocery stores until about 8 years ago. I think there's still some kind of law about selling cars on the weekend but i'm not sure what it is. Most car dealers seem to be closed on Sunday.
     
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    also: motorcycle sales prohibited on Sundays :grad: :pray:
     
  17. DrivenByDemons

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    Honestly, they should shut down everything on Sunday. Even the Internet. I can remember as a kid when nothing was open on Sunday and you just kinda had a forced day of nothing to do. Looking back I think this society needs that. People need to reconnect or something.
     
  18. babybear

    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ VIP

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    i worked in a Two Guys dept. store back in '71 and we had to rope off sections of the store on Sunday for items that couldn't be sold that day.this was in South Jersey.
     
  19. TelegramSam

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    Hell no, I need the Internet. :hat:
     
  20. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Wrong. It's not a necessity.