Thursday, December 08, 2005

Booze and Totoville - on Sunday Part 2

Our illustrious Kansas legislature has done it again.

Some time ago, because of a loophole in Kansas law, various cities passed local ordinances permitting alcoholic beverage sales on Sundays. Good move by the cities, because the state restriction was founded on religious reasons which were wrong.

Now, what has happened? The state legislature has rewritten the statutes and it is now easier for retail merchants to sell liquor on Sundays. Good move.

Now for the bad news. Under the new state law the sale of alcoholic beverages is still prohibited on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Whoa..........what is this crap? Why outlaw alcoholic sales on those days? Do I smell a religious influence here? Why not ban sales on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or during Ramadan?

Needless tosay, I personally am not happy with this situation.