And, in the early 1950s (thanks to a Republican/Catholic coalition) the words "under God" were added to the Pledge, and school kids were forced to say it, even if they didn't believe in God.
Or society has become much more secular since then, but there are still many that try to force their beliefs on others.
Really? Someone is forcing you into a gay marriage? Or making you say "Global warming is real!" every day?<quoted text>
Oh, I know how that is. Global Warming, gay marriage, affirmative action..........
You thought that everything was fine back then only because your side was in charge. What if it had been 7th Day Adventists writing the rules, and they decided that everything should be closed on their Sabbath (Saturday), would you have been as happy then?
It's not often that a single sentence can be wrong in multiple ways. First is your use of the past tense "were" --- the blue laws are still around. Second is your assertion that they are only "community laws", many were enacted at the state level.<quoted text>
But you do know of course that those blue laws were laws of the community and not of the federal, state or county.
Here's a list of 25 states that still restrict legal activities on Sundays, for no reason except that they are trying to force their personal religious beliefs on others: