Yesterday, by more than a 2-1 margin, Columbia SC voters approved a proposal to allow sales of beer and wine : but not liquor : on Sundays.

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Story here. Hope this doesn’t lead to dancing! Slowly but surely McGowan v. Maryland, in which the Supreme Court held that state “blue laws” which prohibited specific activities on Sundays or limited them to certain hours, places or conditions did not violate the Free Exercise and Religious Establishment clauses of the First Amendment, is unraveling. And by “slowly” I mean, yeesh, that case was decided 46 years ago.

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0 Responses to Yesterday, by more than a 2-1 margin, Columbia SC voters approved a proposal to allow sales of beer and wine : but not liquor : on Sundays.

  1. bob coley jr says:

    It is telling that it took economic concerns to cause movement. Selective application of ones beliefs is a sad thing indeed. I am glad to see S.C. and others recognize that, in our own lives, we can adhere to what we believe but the law is our servant, not our master. Religeous adherance is volentary in the U.S., ISN’T IT? But to be fair, it is somewhat encouraging to see this facet of the American Experiment be recognized. We already have laws that can be applied, should trouble arise, that maintain the separation of Church and State and still provide Domestic Tranquility. As George Carlin once said “you can teach someone about the Cross, but you don’t have to nail it to their feet!” My concern it the fact that only money brought this about.