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SoHTexas November 9th, 2014 3:29pm

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Sec. 105.01 bans the sale of liquor "(1) on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day; (2) on Sunday; or (3) before 10 a.m. or after 9 p.m. on any other day." Do you agree with this law?

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/09/14 11:28 am

No. Government has no right to interfere in a voluntary transaction between consenting parties.

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SoHCollege Frisco, Texas
11/09/14 8:55 am

I agree with everything except the idea that you cannot buy before 10 am or after 9 pm. If I went grocery shopping at 8:30 because I'm a morning person, I can't buy my beer for that nights party. What do they think I'm going to do, get drunk at noon

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HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
11/09/14 4:42 pm

Let's restrict French Fries sales. At least that restriction would have more health benefits'

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missmorganmarie ...
11/09/14 8:56 am

no. that's really stupid

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Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 6:30 pm

Where I live is a real family town. It's nice to keep it that way.

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Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/10/14 8:03 am

Derek, no one's constitutional rights are being violated by blue laws. Nearly every community has them.

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Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 8:28 pm

Not really. I can't kill someone by not wearing my seatbelt, but a drunk who leaves a bar and gets in his car can. We restrict the sale of alcohol to try to limit the negative consequences associated with its consumption.

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Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 12:06 pm

In my town it's illegal for restaurants and bars to sell alcohol after 12:00am - which helps so much in reducing crime, drunk driving and car accidents.

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Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 5:32 pm

It's not meant to be sarcastic, I agree with the law :-)

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DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/10/14 6:36 am

Drunk driving is already illegal. A person will drive drunk regardless of the time alcohol is sold.

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DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/10/14 8:59 am

You'll get no argument from me! Jesus doesn't care what time you buy your booze! Haha!

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hrankta
11/10/14 9:00 am

PA's stupid liquor laws beat Texas in how nonsensical they are hands down.

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eLucidate writing
11/10/14 3:20 pm

I wasn't old enough to buy booze when I lived in PA, but lived in a dry county anyway. I much prefer states that sell beer in gas stations.

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Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 7:16 pm

It's a local blue law. Most communities have them. It's not government overreach.

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DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/10/14 8:05 am

Just because nearly every community has them doesn't make them right. The government ought not be able to say you can't sell your product during these hours or on Sunday. You see that only as the alcohol industry, but when you grant the power in one

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/09/14 6:32 pm

So government overreach is keeping it that way?

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/10/14 8:06 am

Industry, you have granted them the power in every industry. That isn't freedom. That is tyranny on a small level.

FarmerManE djent
11/10/14 8:53 am

So basically because it's a certain day of the week or time of the day, the store can't sell booze? That is the stupidest sh*t I've ever heard

hrankta
11/10/14 3:09 pm

State store doesn't sell beer. You have to but it by the case at a distributor, or at a bar for an inflated price. A few grocery stores are finally able to sell beer, but the legal hoops and redesign of your store is ridiculous. Those grocery...

hrankta
11/10/14 3:11 pm

...stores also can sell a few types of sparkling wine. My wife likes a certain brand of raspberry sparkling wine. Grocery store: $5.99. State store: $19.99. Plus it makes their clerks state employees, so they get the whole benefits for life...

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/10/14 8:57 am

I'm sure Missouri has their own blue laws still in effect.

FarmerManE djent
11/10/14 8:57 am

I don't know what our blue laws are.
I'm just saying it's stupid

musiman28 Cotton country
11/09/14 10:53 am

No. If your going to sell it, why all the day & time restrictions?

hrankta
11/10/14 3:13 pm

...and government pension. Sorry, a job as a cash register operator doesn't warrant that kind of salary and benefits, especially when it is provided for by jacking up liquor prices and eradicating competition.

hrankta
11/10/14 3:14 pm

PA puts them all to shame with ridiculous liquor laws.

musiman28 Cotton country
11/09/14 10:54 am

I think that it's just liquor, not beer. I know the Sunday part is.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/09/14 11:30 am

You can buy beer and wine after 12:00pm on Sundays. That's still a stupid law too.

Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/10/14 8:23 am

Well, you have two options: fight it locally or pass a constitutional amendment. I know our community isn't going to repeal our blue laws.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/10/14 9:35 pm

No. There is no reason to think the world would be any less wonderful if alcohol were for sale on those perfectly fine days to have a drink as well.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/10/14 8:27 am

And that's the beauty of it all isn't it? I am trying to fight it at the State level. If a local community's residents want absurd laws like that, then that's their choice. I think the voters of Texas hate them at the State level, however.

Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 7:49 pm

I hear you - I feel the same way about seat belt laws. I just don't feel that way about liquor laws.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/09/14 7:20 pm

The cited law is an old blue law too. Government, however, has no business controlling the behavior of its citizens unless their actions directly infringe on the rights of others.

hrankta
11/10/14 4:30 pm

As do I! We had a bill go through the state assembly, but the Democrats blocked it.

musiman28 Cotton country
11/09/14 12:42 pm

Well, I don't buy any of it, so I wasn't sure on the intricacies. But yeah, it's a stupid law.

eLucidate writing
11/10/14 2:02 pm

You don't enjoy traveling to a state store to buy a case of beer?