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?
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.
I really dislike blue laws.
PA's stupid liquor laws beat Texas in how nonsensical they are hands down.
You don't enjoy traveling to a state store to buy a case of beer?
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...
...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...
...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.
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.
As do I! We had a bill go through the state assembly, but the Democrats blocked it.
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
I'm sure Missouri has their own blue laws still in effect.
I don't know what our blue laws are.
I'm just saying it's stupid
You'll get no argument from me! Jesus doesn't care what time you buy your booze! Haha!
PA puts them all to shame with ridiculous liquor laws.
Just plan accordingly.
Let's restrict French Fries sales. At least that restriction would have more health benefits'
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.
Your sarcasm is leaking everywhere...
It's not meant to be sarcastic, I agree with the law :-)
Where I live is a real family town. It's nice to keep it that way.
So government overreach is keeping it that way?
It's a local blue law. Most communities have them. It's not government overreach.
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.
I hear you - I feel the same way about seat belt laws. I just don't feel that way about liquor laws.
That defies logic.
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.
Drunk driving is already illegal. A person will drive drunk regardless of the time alcohol is sold.
Derek, no one's constitutional rights are being violated by blue laws. Nearly every community has them.
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
Industry, you have granted them the power in every industry. That isn't freedom. That is tyranny on a small level.
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.
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.
No. Government has no right to interfere in a voluntary transaction between consenting parties.
No. If your going to sell it, why all the day & time restrictions?
Nope stupid law
no. that's really stupid
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
I think that it's just liquor, not beer. I know the Sunday part is.
You can buy beer and wine after 12:00pm on Sundays. That's still a stupid law too.
Well, I don't buy any of it, so I wasn't sure on the intricacies. But yeah, it's a stupid law.