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Sunday alcohol sales hostage to GOP

By Bob Barr | Friday, February 15, 2008, 09:06 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Citizens of the Peach State hoping that the ascendancy of the Republican Party as the majority party in state government would usher in an era of individual liberty consistent with the oft-pronounced GOP philosophy of individual responsibility and less government power, have yet to witness any significant evidence of that since the Republicans took over the governorship and the state House and Senate several years ago. This gulf between talk of less government restriction on personal freedom and the reality of government control, is evident in public comments by the Republican Senate leadership, the lieutenant governor and Governor Sonny Perdue, refusing to even allow formal consideration of referenda on Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages in grocery and convenience stores.

While many Republican legislators speak often and eloquently of individual freedom and responsibility, and of supporting small businesses, when it comes to listening to the majority of citizens - 65 percent according to a recent poll - who favor Sunday alcohol sales, the voice of the people apparently counts for nothing. In fact, the governor has indicated clearly that even were the legislature to pass legislation allowing local jurisdictions to hold referenda allowing Sunday sales, he would veto the bill. Senate leaders reportedly have refused even to hold hearings on the legislation.

So much for responsive, representative government in Georgia. And so much for the possibility of Sunday alcohol sales, at least for the time being.

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Yes there are some who believe in the nanny state where just like children they need to control the masses who are incapable of making their own decisions. Please Sonny Perdue save us from sin or getting drunk on Sunday and being too hung over to go to work on Monday. We can't control ourselves and it is only thru the guidance of you and our state legislature that we can stay on course and not just become a homeless addict. Thank you for your concern. It was pretty funny though that one of the Republican legislators who chaired the committee that regulates alcohol tried to get out of that DUI by claiming executive privilege so he could not be arrested because the state legislature was in session. It is good to be king or a lord of the realm. Membership has it's privileges or some think it should anyway. I am glad you guys are looking out for the folks and know what is in our best interests.

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Dago (2/18/2008)
here in Louisiana we were allowed to buy beer on Sundays, but not wine or liquor. They recently changed it to allow for everything

Gosh, aren't the streets going to be awash with blood every Sunday??!!???!!!???

And how will you get ANYONE to go to work on Monday?

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JDaveG (2/18/2008)
Dago (2/18/2008)
here in Louisiana we were allowed to buy beer on Sundays, but not wine or liquor. They recently changed it to allow for everything

Gosh, aren't the streets going to be awash with blood every Sunday??!!???!!!???

And how will you get ANYONE to go to work on Monday?

well one of my instructors looks like she might be suffering from a mild hangover, but i cant be sure. Other than that they are all here

wish i could say the same for the damned students

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morphy (2/18/2008)
The Great American (2/18/2008)
Didn't we just have this discussion last week? I guess Bob Barr forgot to post his opinion then.:D

He was intimidated by your ability to use reason and logic to circumvent the principal of freedom.

Absolutely not!! It was the Jesus and wine thing that prevented him from posting. Barr must be baptist.

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