Do away with antiquated blue laws
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Re “Wood made a good decision” and “Keep our Sundays ‘dry’” (Speak Out, March 17 and March 21):

I must disagree with Speak Out writers Thomas Moates and Patricia Brown. It’s not just about raising revenue, although allowing Sunday alcohol sales would financially benefit Calhoun County. Sale of alcohol on Sundays is about freedom.  It would expand consumer choice on the second busiest shopping day of the week.

Religious rationale is the only thing cited for continuing the existing “blue” laws in Calhoun County. “Blue” laws were originally designed to enforce moral standards. They were established to enforce religious beliefs and practices of some people on the entire population.

I support everyone’s freedom of religion, freedom of belief and freedom of worship. I wish Mr. Moates and Ms. Brown would support mine and stop tying to force their moral values on me.

I urge our elected leaders to do away with these antiquated laws and allow Sunday alcohol sales. 

Brian Wilkins
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