Explain to how “Blue Laws” return will help society? This will not get people back to Church, it will bring less money into communities with less open to be taxed, and most people do get together on Sundays because many work shift or odd hours that Sunday is the day they get everything completed. Yeah I see the business community being a massive obstacle for any true return to the 1950’s – PB/TK
ND Reps Vote Down Blue Laws Repeal So Their Wives Will Make Them Breakfast In Bed – By Robyn Pennacchia
Earlier this week, the North Dakota House of Representatives voted down a measure to repeal all the blue laws in the state. If you’re not familiar, blue laws are really dumb laws that prohibit various activities on Sundays — sometimes shopping, sometimes buying alcohol, sometimes buying cars, sometimes gambling, and sometimes working. They were created, primarily, to get people to go to church on Sundays (and not get drunk) and to “encourage a day of rest.”
Most non-alcohol- or car-buying-related blue laws have been eliminated throughout the United States by now — although the tradition sometimes remains, and many stores still open later and close earlier on Sundays, even when it is not the law. North Dakota, however, still has the strictest blue laws in the nation — most businesses cannot open between midnight and noon on a Sunday. An exemption for grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants was made in 1967, following a blizzard in 1966 when the blue laws prevented people from getting supplies ahead of the storm.
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