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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 10:10 p.m. MDT

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gregyweggs
Salt Lake City, UT

"Today we are talking about Sunday opening. Tomorrow it could be liquor stores," resident Mike Bready said. "After that, it is pornography back on the shelves."

I fail to see how opening businesses on Sunday correlates to pornography on business shelves. This isn't valid argument. If that is the entire reason behind not allowing businesses to be open on Sunday, it's just plain sad.

It's not the 1950's anymore. Please evolve accordingly.

Rod Mann
Highland, UT

Many proponents of the change to Sunday opening use the argument that cities should not restrict agency as it relates to when businesses can operate in commercial zones. Mike was pointing out the fallacy in that line of logic. Cities already employ many restrictions that don't raise an eye brow such as those related to hours of operation and they do restrict the types of business that can operate within a community. Some of these restrictions are related to safety those such as hours of operation and noise restrictions are in place primarily for the convenience and wishes of the residents. Sunday closing falls into this category of regulation. Many European nations still have such regulations in place and in other parts of the country they exist in cities and counties (e.g. Bergen County, NJ home of the only IKEA in the nation that is closed on Sundays) invalidating the other argument that this is imposing an LDS viewpoint on people. Cities (i.e. the people) have a right and one could argue a mandate to establish basic standards that reflect the values of the community.

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