Discussion in 'The Bar' started by gilaet, Aug 23, 2013.
I can't believe these still actually exist.
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 Most blue laws have been repealed in the United States, although many states still ban the sale of alcohol or cars on Sundays.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.
Lived in a place for 10 yrs with a blue law after moving from Calif..It was kinda weird
Fuck all of that shit. That's unAmerican.
Still can't buy beer in NY on sunday till after 12 or so, I think
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
Our's here in NY were gone by the late 70's
As of a couple years ago, we can buy beer at 8 AM on Sundays
A couple of years ago was not the late 70s
grew up in Bergen County
Sunday's we went to the Willowbrook Mall
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
Yes; exactly--Bergen County is where we were
one word: Texas
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.
also: motorcycle sales prohibited on Sundays
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.
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.
Hell no, I need the Internet.
Wrong. It's not a necessity.