Lobbyists say antiquated law hampers consumer access
People like the ones that post on this message board are the reason I go to
college in California.
There is only so much mormon guilt the liquor lobby can play off of in loosening
Utah's liquor laws.Time to normalize? SureLead the
nation in ease of access? No ThanksVA restricts sales depending on
time/day and my neighbors seem to be able to get buzzed just fine.
I'm a drinker, but I don't care if the stores are open on Sunday. Just buy ahead
of time and keep your cabinet well stocked!
is a poison, not a food. It should be banned and all that goes with it.
Come on, People that drink thing ahead. But it earlier, give the people
working a day off. How would you like to work on a sunday? Even if you are
agnostic, atheist or whatever, You like to have a day off. Give it to the state
workers also. And the fourth? I say close down the nation that day. I feel
really sorry for the people that have to work on a holiday. Do you like working
holidays or weekends??? Of course not.
The jack daniels distillery loacated in the city of lynchburg,TN.(the makers of
jack daniels whiskey)is in a dry county.go figure.
For some true believers, Saturday is the Sabbath. Shouldn't businesses be
closed on the Sabbath?Shouldn't someone tell Bishop Rick that the
liquid Geritol Sister Augusta purchases on Sunday morning at the Kolob Pharmacy
after she leaves the Ward House contains 12% alcohol?Tisk! Tisk!
I love the comments by silly Mormons saying if you need to buy alchohol on
Sunday you're an alchoholic. Anything to make yourself fell right I guess.Jean, keep your God out of our schools. Mind your own business and shut up
about Jesus! He drank wine anyway. Unless you believe the Mormon non-alchohlic
whine story. I gues the Mormon Jesus drank wine that used BS instead of
alchohol. Keep your sabbath day holy. Keep your snooty nose out of my business
and quit telling me that Sunday is any different than Saturday.
Why don't you keep your god and heavenly father, and his requests, to yourself
instead of forcing them onto me? I'm not forcing you to drink, buy or even
think about alcohol. How would alcohol sales on Sunday, or any
other day, effect you since you appear to be a non-drinker? By the
way, nowhere in the constitution is there a requirement to "keep the sabbath day
holy." Actually, that type of law would be expressly banned (first amendment),
mostly because the founding fathers were scared of people like you.
The politicians have taken prayer out of schools. The US flag is being allowed
to burned on our own soil. So all you people that want to remove God from
everything then this is just one more thing. God asked us for one day to be his
day and some people can't even do that. You have six days to get your booze, why
can't you let the seventh day belong to our Heavenly Father and "Keep the
Sabbath Day Holy".
There are 21 states that have completely "dry" counties that sell NO alcohol.
I think that its just fine if Utah does not sell alcohol on sunday.
BAN ALL ALCOHOL SALES ON SUNDAY! UTAH IS NOT THE ONLY PLACE IN THE
US THAT CURBS ALCOHOL SALES. THERE ARE SEVERAL COUNTIES IN THE USA THAT ARE DRY
COUNTIES... 24/7. I'M NOT FOR MAKING IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO
PURCHASE A SUBSTANCE THAT DOES ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD FOR SOCIETY!
I find it ironic that the state of Utah largely became what it is today because
of the morals upheld by the religious majority. The minority finds certain
aspects of Utah appealing and thus moves in thinking Utah is a great place to
live but now they want to change Utah to better meet their own needs. What do
you think made Utah great in the first place? A family friendly, clean,
hard-working, conservative, state with low crime rates. This will only weaken
what makes Utah unique and bring the standards down closer to other parts of the
U.S. Let's maintain the principles that make Utah great, not change them to
make the minority happy.
Yeah, change the law and buy booze any time you want. It only makes sense.
Let's also change the laws about drunk driving to make it an automatic charge of
attempted homicide with permanent loss of the right to own or operate a car on
the first offence. That makes sense too. More sense than current drunk driving
laws and enforcement anyway.
The only reason not to sell alcohol on Sunday is religious. I think its funny
Mormons have to be told to set aside Monday for families. I'm agnostic, I drink
on Sunday and every is for my family.
Just out of curiousity -- which fear and lies are you referring to? Fear of
drunk drivers brought about by the lie that drunk drivers kill innocent kids?
RE:Linus "The only people who "need" a drink badly enough to open liquor stores
on Sunday are alcoholics."Well if you NEED a drink any day then yes.
But having a drink on Sunday doesn't mean anything, it is all relative.Personally I don't care if I can buy liquor on Sundays. That law is the
least inconvenient in my opinion. Private Clubs and 3.2% beer are much more
lame then no liquor on Sundays. Baby steps.
Of course those who represent alcohol distillers think the laws are bad. There
is no reason to allow alcohol sales on Sunday.
Right on! Very true.
When you say Sabbath, are you talking about the Bible Sabbath on the 7Th day
(Saturday)or the Sabbath on the 1st day(Sunday?). This could make a
difference with the laws.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, who ever they are and what
ever they represent is/are wrong and The State Of Utah Is Right. Selling Liquor
Sold In State Run Stores is the Safest way to Sell Liquor. It is the most sure
way to insure that Sales of Liquor are not made to minors. This Organizations
self interest is to Sell More Liquor. If you want Liquor so bad the buy it on
Saturday. If you run out go with out. Or go to your Neighbors House and ask for
a Cup of Vodka. Liquor is the chief cause of Drunk Driving and Domestic
Violence, and Poor Sexual Judgment, "I did it because I was Drunk" is an excuse
often given for bad behavior. It is a States Right Issue and Utah and to a
lesser extent Mass, have chosen the High Road. People in Utah have several other
near by States they can go to, in order to buy Liquor and Lottery Tickets.
Sunday should not be a Day of Retail. Except for Emergency Services and Prison
Guards and a few others. As many people should be off as possible to enjoy
How about we open them on Sundays and close them on the Sabbath.
I'm tired of utah and their stupid law makers. Did you know its illegal to kill
a a whale in utah, look it up. I'm suprised the legal age for drinking cough
medicine isn't 35 in this state.
went to costco in Lehi yesterday the store in Lehi and Orem do not sell beer.
Come on if you don't want to buy beer great but don't force your happy valley
crap on us that do.The guy that worked there told me he goes up to SLC to get
beer what a bunch of crap.
It is so "antiquated" to be responsible and actually observe the sabbath day by
not working and not drinking on Sunday. I cannot believe how behind the times
Utah is. I mean really, Utah should be more like Amsterdam or Las Vegas. Why
don't we just legalize marijuana and meth while we're at it. I mean really,
everyone is doing it so why not legalize it?
If they do away with the 'blue law' some people who are feeling blue can have a
drink and cheer up.
I wish we here in Jacksonville, FL banned liqor all together. So much poison
for so many citizens, all so a non productive business owner can have an income.
The only people who "need" a drink badly enough to open liquor stores on Sunday
are alcoholics.I think the legislature should require See's
Chocolate stores to be open 24/7, and one should be located in every Utah
community of over 1,000 population in order to meet the "need" of me and all
other chocoholics.Isn't it sad that Sabbath Day observance is
"antiquated?" Sad decline!
Sure, I'd like to be able to buy wine and liquor on Sunday and state holidays.
I don't really see any reason why I shouldn't be able to. But there are a lot
of stupid laws, and this one is less objectionable than most. Plus, I like the
idea of state employees getting some days off.All in all, I think
the idea should be on the table, but more as a negotiating chip, something to
give up to the antis in the private club negotiations so that that legislation
doesn't include ghastly new restrictions.
Private club law stinks.Liquor stores not open on Sunday - who
cares? I can always go to a restaurant or club if I really wanted to have a
drink on Sunday... just plan ahead a bit to get the bottles.
there are too many people in this state that prefer to keep this state in bubble
like that movie "the village" and control every aspect of everyones lives
through fear and lies.
Utah is one of nine states considered a "control" state. Control defined as
amonopoly on liquor sales. Alcohol is easy to get in Utah. But for a visitor
or tourist it is confusing and difficult. So if you think you are stopping
abuse with these laws forget it. Locals know how to get around the
Interesting, almost all the time 'lobbyists' are evil, yet let the liquor lobby
raise its head, and it's all about fairness, and kindness to poor thirsty
tourists.I'm all for revising the Byzantine private club laws, but
I'm also fine with leaving Sundays alone. 24/7 access to liquor is not
guaranteed by the constitution.
I don't want any more sale dollars going to make a few executives of the alcohol
business more wealthy. What are they doing to fix the problem of alcohol abuse
and its consequences! If a person has to have access to hard liquor seven days
a week in order to be satisfied, then our laws are really doing them a
disservice in accomodating them.
Our GOP has gotten out of hand with the LDS running the showWe are all
American Citizens and not Cuba or Russia or German CitizensWe left England
behind as well along time agoThis is the Independance day, Time we have a
Government that gets it's nose out of the peoples businessUtah has a bad
habit with threats to the peopleThis is not about JusticeIt is about
milking the PEOPLE and DICTATORSHIPIn no way would I live like my
NEIGHBORSI mind my own businessOur City has some strange Idea we
have a Home owners Association.Quite clear we have the wrong people in
officeRemember they are SERVANTS of the PEOPLENot Kings and Lords
If the predominately Mormon legislature cared about morality they would make
Utah a dry state. Since that would cost the state billions they won't do it.
The predominately Mormon government chooses money over it's religion.
Upgrading or dropping antiquated "blue" laws is such a positive way to say we
want to squeeze more money out of Utah citizens selling a drug which is
responsible for more death, destruction, pain and suffering than all the illegal
drugs combined. Keep a lip on Liquor and beer, allow wines to be sold 24/7.How many more DUI and alcohol related death will occur by increasing the times
that beer and alcohol is sold? Our booze industry lobbyist fails to mention that
side of the coin.
I'd like to be able to buy a car on Sunday too.
When I look at statistics of wages lost, accidents, fatalities, violent crime,
rapes, and vandalism contributed too by alcohol, it's clear we, as a society,
can't handle our drinking. Until those get under control, I don't see a need to
INCREASE the availability of alcohol.
Wait a sec. There were a bunch of comments on other topics stating we need do
do away with the sale of fireworks for the good of society.When
using the excuse "good for society", why would you not want to ban or increase
the restrictions on everything? So far, people made smoking more restricted.
People want fireworks to be banned. What makes alcohol so special that we want
to lessen restrictions?
The use and abuse of alcohol causes more deaths and tragedies of violence to
human beings than the current war in Iraq. Yet we allow its use just because it
is "legal" and the carnage moves on. Where is the uproar about the loss of
lives resulting from alcohol use and why does it have to be so readily accepted,
promoted, and used? Responsible alcohol use is an oxymoron. To be responsible
- don't use it. Spend that money on food and clothes for the needy or
scholarships for education for them.
Dr. Andrew Weil once wrote in Natural Health Natural Medicine that Alcohol is
the strongest and most toxic of the common psychoactive substances. It is a
hard drug, harder than heroin, cocaine, LSD and all the other illegal drugs in
its impact on the body and on behavior. Our culture promotes and encourages the
use of alcohol and gives the false impression that it is not as dangerous as the
disapproved drugs.Periodically, some research group will report that
moderate use of alcohol improves health. Often this research is biased, either
consciously or unconsciously. . . . Researchers . . . like most people in our
culture, are likely to be alcohol users. Users have an unconscious need to
legitimize the drugs they choose to take.If anything, Utah should be
discouraging alcohol use and increasing controls on it.
Sell all liquor and wine at the Big Box Outlets: Costco and Sams.
Keep em dry. Alcohol is the bane of modern civilization, and it certainly isn't
necessary. I'd vote for making Utah dry, and let those who drink, drive to
Wyoming to get their booze, or do without.
I never thought I'd live to see this.
As a former Bar Manager I don't see any reason to open state liquor stores on
Sunday's or Major Holidays. Other state workers are going to a 4 day work week,
so 6 days for the liquor stores should be plenty. If you really need a drink on
Sunday maybe you should check out AA or plan ahead.I do believe it
would make sense to allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol any day they
chose to be open and I applad the new law (and proposed laws) in Utah. In
addition, I would not be apposed to Wine sales at the grocery stores but would
favor keeping liquor at the State ABC stores.
It is less efficient to have special stores open to sell liquor when there are
already stores open who can handle it. This requires more fuel to heat and cool
the buildings too.Why doesn't the state just continue to tax liquor
so it will still make its profit and let existing outlets sell the liquor?
It's about time.
well this is bound to get the flock riled up (for the record, as a drinker, I
really don't care too much if liquor stores are open on sunday. most people,
including drinkers have work on monday morning, and if you really need a drink
on sunday, buy it over the weekend and/or drink beer).
Just let the stores like Albertsons sell wine 7 day a week. That would take
care of it.
So all the state employees are going to 4 day work weeks, but people "need" to
buy liquor 7 days per week? I vote for reducing the number of days the state
liquor stores are open so people will run all of their errands in one trip.