I know I am kind of late, but I just found out that we are, once again, trying to change the blue laws in East Baton Rouge Parish. I think this is a great idea for a number of reasons.
The first reason is that this would be great for our local businesses. Think about it, there are 52 weeks in the year. That means there are 52 Sundays in a year. That is almost two months of lost revenue for a small business in our community. And it is just because they are in our parish.
The second reason is a little more selfish, and it goes something like this: I am tired of driving to other parishes to watch the Saints game. It makes no sense to me that I have to do that because of some old law on the books that is really, really out of date.
I’m not sure how some of you do math, but to me the formula goes like this:
Hundreds of bars times 52 extra days of sales equal more sales tax than we are making now. That has got to be good for the parish.
I heard that someone put in a second amendment to change the closing hours to 4 a.m. instead of 2 a.m. While I don’t really care and don’t think many bars would do it often, I like the idea because it allows the owner to decide and not the big government.
And lastly, come on, conservatives! Let’s not allow those big government liberals to tell us how to live. Haven’t we had enough of them always in our personal business? If this isn’t big government then, I don’t know what is, and it is right here in our own backyard! It is way past time for it to stop.
In summary, it’s the 21st century, so let’s get this done already.