Ottawa Sunday alcohol sales OK'd
Bar patrons across Ottawa County were hoisting cold ones Tuesday night as voters overturned a puzzling ban on Sunday beer and wine sales that critics said hurt tourism in the area.
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#1 Nov 11, 2008
In my opinion, alcohol shouldn't be sold on Sunday. You can buy it all week if you want to consume on Sunday. Seems all people want to do is get all liquored up.
#2 Nov 11, 2008
Do you mean all alcohol or just beer/wine? If the ban pertained to all alcohol, I could say it makes a little sense, but it didn't. It banned the sale of beer and wine yet you can go to a local restaurant and have a shot of hard liquor? Make sense?
#3 Nov 18, 2008
Your opinion is flawed. Nothing makes Sunday special. If you can buy a hard drink Monday thru Saturday, there's no reason to prohibit it on Sunday. That's an archaic law that has no basis in the real world.
The Sunday sales restriction are based on the old Blue Laws, which were enacted by self-righteous losers who drank as much as anyone else, but wanted to appear pious on Sundays.
And the old Sunday sales prohibition didn't carry any weight because anyone who wanted to buy a six-pack or a bottle could just drive a few minutes in any direction and buy the stuff across the county line.
The Sunday sales prohibition didn't stop people from drinking on Sunday. It only stopped people from buying a hard drink in a restaurant on Sunday. That made it a stupid law, because it didn't DO anything.
I do think that anyone who throws a fit because they can't guy a drink is entirely too dependent on the stuff. I drink, but if it's not permitted (in church, or when I'm watching the grandkids), then I man up and deal with it.
#4 Nov 24, 2008
damn! i moved just in time to get to another county without sales on sunday! this law sucks!
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