Huckabee Rips CPAC

keloyd2/22/2010 11:53:46 am PST

re: #215 MandyManners

What about blue laws that close non-booze businesses on Sunday? How is that fair to Jews who close on Saturdays?

The orthodox Jews can do no work on Saturday anyway, the biggest gentile shopping day. I’m guessing they hire someone who can work Saturdays. I do know that car dealers in Texas can pick their one day a week to close, so they could pick Saturday, but none do.

If religious preference was forbidden, blue laws can still sneak in under the guise of workers’ rights - giving them time off, protecting the little shop from the big box stores by restricting open hours. That’s popular in Europe and Canada. Either way, if you’re the only Jewish family in town with your little store, I have no good answer.

All government is shades of gray and one lesser of 2 evils after another. It’s either local government the tender mercies of the iron fist of Washington.

/was kidding about putting ice cubes in your Basil Hayden. I’ve got an inch left in a bottle of Bakers on my desk right now.