I’ve already written a post about one choice that Chatham County voters will have at the polls this November: the removal of term limits on the chairperson of the Chatham County Commission.
Today’s topic is Sunday package sales. Here’s what we’ll see on the ballot in Savannah as well as Bloomingdale, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Thunderbolt, Tybee, and the unincorporated county:
Shall the governing authority of [municipality name], be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine, and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.?
( ) YES
( ) NO
Bloomingdale is also voting on alcohol sales by the drink and Sunday sales by the drink.
I would like to think that Sunday sales will pass easily for a number of reasons:
- The current law unnecessarily limits the right of some businesses to be open on Sunday.
- The current law is essentially a violation of the establishment clause of the Constitution.
- The current inability to buy package beer, wine, and liquor on Sunday is a considerable and unnecessary inconvenience to consumers.