Senator Shafer is furthering the debate on Sunday alcohol sales over at his blog.
This issue is complicated enough even before you inject religion. Package stores, which are closed on Sundays, do not want to go to the expense of opening an extra day of the week just to sell beer and wine. They want the Sunday ban on liquor repealed, too. They see the partial repeal advocated by convenience and grocery stores as nothing more than the use of government regulation to help one group of retailers take market share from another.
And, of course, there are groups like MADD that have purely secular reasons for wanting to stem the free flow of alcohol.
What do you think about this issue? Should the sale of beer and wine be allowed on Sundays? What about liquor? Is there any reason to treat liquor differently than beer and wine? Let me know your thoughts.