He said "six days is plenty" to allow liquor sales in Georgia. "We need a little relief on Sunday," he added.
RELIEF FROM WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!
I'll tell you what I need relief from--overbearing politicians who inflict their values on me and try to make it sound like it's for my own good. In a free state, in a free country, I should be able to freely conduct a business transaction on whichever freaking day of the week I want to.
I'm not even drinking regularly these days (see the Gus Project on the sidebar). Why? Because, according to my values (the health of me and my little one), it's best for me and for Baby if I don't consume tons of alcohol just at the moment. I am free to act according to these values. But after Gus gets here, my context will change and I'll definitely take up some wine-drinking forthwith. Again--according to my values.
But my governor says it's not okay for me to buy alcohol on Sunday from someone willing to sell it to me. That in his greater wisdom, he has determined that I need a "relief" from being able to buy a bottle of wine--or a case of wine--on Sunday, because A) he doesn't drink and B) he is a Sunday-observing Christian. I'm the polar opposite of both A & B, but I don't get to freely choose my course of action because this joker happens to hold veto power right now.
It is just as immoral for them to prevent me from buying alcohol on Sunday as it would be for them to force me to drink it the other 6 days a week.
I feel a LTE coming on.