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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let the Sunday sales petitions begin!

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With roughly four months until Georgia lawmakers return to the Gold Dome to wreak havoc upon our pristine and precious state, thirsty residents and fans of freedom are moving forward with a petition to convince Gov. Sonny Perdue to finally do away with its ridiculous laws prohibiting the purchase of alcohol in stores on Sundays.

The petition, which was started by Twitter user AtlantaBeer, very plainly states:

Georgia law prevents retail sales of beer on Sundays despite the will of the people. Why does Gov Perdue block every attempt to change this law?

Good question. We've always heard state lawmakers are hesitant to push for an end to Sunday Sales because Perdue's made clear he'd veto the bill. Also, next legislative session is during an election year. Lawmakers are big on red-meat issues when they're up for re-election — think "guns, gays, and God" — and tend to shy away from measures that could change the status quo.

That doesn't mean you can't join in the fun. Here's the petition website.

After the jump, the map of people ACROSS THE COUNTRY who think Georgians deserve the right to booze on the Sabbath. It's the dawn of a new day, suckas!

(H/T to everyone in Georgia who uses Twitter)

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