[PA] State Senate OKs Sunday Beer Sales"The bill would change current law, which limits purchases to two six-packs from a restaurant or tavern. Instead, the state's 1,300 beer distributors would have the option of paying $100 for an annual license and opening between noon and 5 p.m. on Sundays to sell cases."
This was the lead story today on all the local talk shows and news updates. One conservative / "Christian" viewpoint I heard expressed decried the evil of allowing the sale of beer cases on Sunday. What's the difference? Beer cases can already be bought Monday thru Saturday, and even on Sunday in the form of 2 six-packs.
From a open-market capitalist perspective, this new legislation makes sense because it evens levels the playing field by removing a pointless regulation that is unfairly biased against distributors (in favor of restaurant/tavern owners).
If a business wants to honor Sunday as a holy day, then that business should take it upon itself not to be open on Sundays. One notable example is Chick-Fil-A, which is closed on Sundays, even at its mall-locations, where arguably it could do quite a good bit of its business on a Sunday when malls are packed with weekend crowds. Using the force of law to keep businesses closed does nothing to truly honor Sunday as a day of rest. It is merely an imposition of the will of one group onto another group, through the force of law. How is this different from the Mosaic law and its "Pharisitical" followers who crucified Jesus Christ?