New Jersey May Have to Open On Sunday

Have any of you heard of the “blue laws”?  Well the blue laws were set forth to protect the sanctity of Sunday.  There used to be a time where it would be hard to find someone who would open their store on Sunday.  Some of you may not remember that, but a lot of you do.  The cities shopping areas would shut down and folks would have to wait until Monday to get whatever it was they needed.  Well, those times have been long drowned out by the consumer’s addiction to consume and the retailers addiction to their money.

No one wants Mayberry to return, they just want to be able to buy legal addictive stimulants and Gucci purses while they throw caution to the wind and say farewell to church and Sunday dinners with family.  This is a capitalist country and you better not forget that!  New Jersey’s Bergen county is one of the last of the mohicans still closing their doors on Sunday.  The blue laws may be lifted from this area that is merely 20 minutes outside Manhattan.

Some of the shop owners in this area of the country, with nearly a million residents, wants to see the blue laws stay in place.  They stand to make money, but some say they won’t.  One shop owner Carl Shaw,  56, who is also a native of Bergen County, owns Norton Paints in Paramus, which is closed on Sundays because of the law.  He told the Associated Press, “To the people who say ‘I need it now,’ I say ‘Plan ahead or come Saturday or Monday.'”

The argument still remains that the economy of most states need the boon of being open on Sunday.  The U.S. is screaming, “We’re in a recession! Damn the empty streets, peace for a day, time to regroup for the new week.  GIVE ME THAT MONEY!”

Read here to surely say farewell to one of the last remnants of peace and tradition.  Sorry Bergen County…welcome to our world.

-J.C. Brooks

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