Banning alcohol unconstitutional

The current debate regarding alcohol sales should not be a debate at all.

The establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution clearly forbids the legal preference of one religion over another. Legally banning the sell of alcohol from certain establishments on Sundays is in obvious violation of this clause.

I feel that the Urban County Council needed to have some sort of judge at their workstation on Tuesday to bang a gavel and overrule stupid comments like “The bible says it’s wrong.”  Sunday alcohol sales should obviously be treated the same as any other day of the week. Just because Kentucky is a part of the “bible belt” does not mean we should be exempt from following the First Amendment.

Currently restaurants seating more than 100 people that make more than half its revenues from food can sell alcohol on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  The law needs to be rewritten to allow Sunday sales to be the same time as any other day of the week.

Whether I decide to attend church Sunday morning or not, it should not legally affect other people’s lifestyles. This is not rocket science. No matter how many church buses show up to voice their opinion, even the most biased politicians should see that these views blatantly disregard the First Amendment.  Honestly, there are more complicated things the local government should be using their time and our tax dollars to find answers to.

Maybe next time the infamous you-are-all-going-to-burn-in-hell-pastor from the free speech area will show up as well. Hopefully by then the Urban County council will have a gavel to bang.

Phill Heavrin

Telecommunications senior