Sen. David Shafer stuffed the cork back into the Sunday sales bill by appointing it to a subcommittee dominated by anti-
Sunday salesalcohol extremists. According to the AJC, a bunch of religious extremists showed up to Shafer’s committee and promised there would be blood on the hands of the committee members if anyone dies from a drunk driving accident where the alcohol was purchased on Sunday.
Where were all the supporters of Sunday sales? Well, representatives from Publix and other retailers were there to say that their customers routinely ask for Sunday sales, but I have another theory: they are at work. They have, you guessed it, Saturday and Sunday off, and unlike the head of the Christian Coalition, they don’t sit around and collect small donation checks from grandmas that allow them to parade around the Capitol threatening the wrath of God over my (and the average Georgian’s) ability to manage our time and grocery shopping the way we want.
I’ve got an idea for Shafer, he should go on talk radio on a Sunday afternoon and hear from everyday Georgians who aren’t stuck at work about what freedoms they want to have during their spare time, instead of just listening to the Georgia Christian Coalition. Get a little diversity of diet, so to speak.