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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:11 PM

26. So every American has to believe in the same traditions?

That's sad.

In Connecticut, the "blue laws" on package stores just got lifted. But funny thing is, they weren't actually for religious reasons or temperance, etc. They were all about protecting small Mom & Pop package stores from competition from big chain stores. Up until recently, all package stores had to close by 8:00 pm, and couldn't open at all on Sundays. We changed the closing time to 9:00 a few years ago, but only opened on Sunday starting this year. Yet, you can drive 30 minutes to Rhode Island or Massachusetts and the stores are open until 11:00, and open on Sundays, too. It's totally arbitrary, and totally ridiculous.

I don't think anyone should be forced to celebrate "Thanksgiving," which a lot of history tells us really might not have been something to be all that thankful for. Maybe your life sucks and you're NOT thankful, and would rather earn a paycheck so you can pay your bills. Maybe you hate Santa Claus. Maybe you're an atheist. If you disagree so adamantly, you'll be among those who stay home and celebrate with your family instead of camping out at the store for two days to buy a cheap tv.

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