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Letter to the editor: Sunday liquor sales not the end of the world

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 8:57 am

Once again the state of Indiana debated whether or not to join the 21st century when it comes to Sunday carryout liquor sales.

A few years ago, the state made the bold move to daylight saving time, and with it came predictions of dire consequences, all of which failed to materialize. Now, according to a recent letter from Gary Gardner of Belmont Beverage, allowing Sunday sales of alcohol will bring with it similar disasters. He claims liquor stores will close and employees will lose jobs. He says this effort is backed by large stores, but Indiana doesn’t currently allow Sunday liquor sales because of his powerful liquor store lobby, not a few citizens with signs and a petition.

The other 49 states didn’t collapse when allowing Sunday sales, so why are we always so afraid of change? Gardner says he’s just looking out for us, when I think it’s apparent he is only looking out for his wallet.

Thomas J. Ackmann