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Bill would ban alcohol sales on holidays in SC

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COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers want to make holiday family gatherings more sobering.

A bill sponsored by two dozen House members would ban alcohol sales on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Legislators were to debate the bill Wednesday afternoon, but the meeting was canceled.

The measure expands the state's ban on Sunday and election day alcohol sales. Punishment could climb to a $2,000 fine or two years in prison for violators.

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libertarianvoter
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libertarianvoter 02/17/10 - 02:06 pm
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I hope the bill gets shot

I hope the bill gets shot down. It should be a right to buy a drink on holidays if you want to. This is just another example of religious fanatics trying to control the structure of "the family and its traditions" while not even recognizing that some people do not celebrate the same traditions as everyone else. Congrats to Augusta for getting more SC business this way, however.

bobaisgaf
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bobaisgaf 02/17/10 - 02:08 pm
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Time to vote these House

Time to vote these House members out of office!

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 02/17/10 - 02:20 pm
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Do like my family does, buy

Do like my family does, buy everything you need the day before! There's nothing worse than running out of booze and having to make a beer run when you are having fun.

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baronvonreich 02/17/10 - 02:33 pm
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Utterly ridiculous. What is

Utterly ridiculous. What is special about Christmas and Thanksgiving? Independence Day or Memorial Day or Labor Day not make the cut? It is due to the warm weather of those days and the propensity to spend it on one of the vast natural water resources in SC and along the coast? Can't spell hypocrisy without sc.

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Fish Out of Water 02/17/10 - 02:35 pm
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And the government takes yet

And the government takes yet another step into our homes to tell us how to live our lives.

KSL
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KSL 02/17/10 - 03:45 pm
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What a step backwards.

What a step backwards.

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