Douglasville To Vote On Sunday Sales After All

Jon Shirek of WXIA is live tweeting the Douglasville City Council meeting.  The Council has just voted to override the Mayor’s veto and continue a referendum for Sunday Alcohol Sales on the November 6th ballot.  I’m sure Jon will have more updates on WXIA/11 Alive news tonight at 11:00 if you need more deets.

9 comments

  1. Harry says:

    Let’s legalize prostitution and bigamy. Let’s legalize female circumcision. Let’s legalize practice of medicine without a license. Let’s legalize unlimited speed on roads and highways. Let’s legalize killing of brain cells 7 days a week.

    Come to think of it, there may be reasons why laws limit or prohibit destructive actions.

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      WHOA!!! Whoa!! Whoa!

      Buying alcohol from a retail establishment, taking it wherever and doing whatever one wants with it (cooking, getting tipsy, getting hammered, etc) is already perfectly legal the other six days of the week.

      While buying alcohol and consuming it on-site at your favorite eating and/or social establishment (restaurant, nightclub, bar, strip club, etc) is already legal on Sundays (especially on Saturday nights and well into Sunday mornings and on Sunday nights and often well into Monday mornings) in many (but definitely not all) places in the state.

      If we are going to talk about destructive actions then let’s talk about the people who drink at said establishments where the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is already legal on Sundays then get in their vehicles and drive home, either while tipsy or totally hammered, but clearly under the influence of said alcoholic beverage and clearly endangering others while doing so driving after drinking alcohol…..on Sundays.

      People getting in their vehicles and driving home after drinking alcoholic beverages at a restaurant, club or bar is much more dangerous to public safety then buying packaged alcohol at a retail outlet and taking it home and consuming it there after getting off of the roads.

      Like you, I’m not a big fan of allowing the sale of alcohol to occur on Sundays, period, either at retail outlets for consumption at home or for on-site consumption at restaurants, clubs or bars and would rather ALL Sunday alcohol sales (both package and on-site) be illegal out of respect for the Good Lord.

      But if the overwhelming majority of voters want the ability to purchase alcohol at retail outlets on Sunday, then who are we to tell them that they can’t have what they appear to really, really, REALLY want, especially if want they want (Sunday package sales) is much less dangerous and harmful to public safety than the alcohol sales (on-site alcohol consumption at restaurants, clubs and bars) that are already legal and much more harmful and dangerous to public safety.

      And while I agree with Douglasville Mayor Persons not wanting package alcohol sales on Sundays out of respect for the Good Lord, I agree that Persons was wrong for standing in the way for what a solid majority of his voting constituents clearly wanted.

      That’s just part of living in a Democracy…Sometimes you agree with what most people want, sometimes you don’t.

      • elfiii says:

        “And while I agree with Douglasville Mayor Persons not wanting package alcohol sales on Sundays out of respect for the Good Lord, I agree that Persons was wrong for standing in the way for what a solid majority of his voting constituents clearly wanted.”

        Here, here!

        “Vox populi? Vox humbug.” William Tecumseh Sherman

    • Calypso says:

      Harry, I agree with you on the legalization of prostitution-great idea. If you had thrown in the legalization of drugs I would have given that ‘thumbs up’ as well.

      See, contrary to what most folks think of you, you *do* support some right-minded causes every now and then.

    • There’s a variety of European countries where prostitution is legal. Germany has unlimited speed on the autobahn. I think killing of brain cells is already legal 7 days a week everywhere. The ironic thing though is that this “land of the free” has a variety of activities that aren’t legal while those across the pond are legally able to partake in them. Land of the free? Hardly.

  2. Calypso says:

    Thank you Douglasville City Council members for over-riding this arrogant ass’s veto. I trust the people of Douglasville will re-elect you folks and not the mayor next go ’round.

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