Cheers to Freedom

Today, for the first time ever, my wife and I purchased alcohol on a Sunday in Colorado. This is the first Sunday in my lifetime, and I believe since Prohibition, that this particular “capitalist act between consenting adults” has been legal. As we drove home, I said, “Amazingly, the sky is still in its place.”

And it took a Democratic legislature to repeal the blue laws on Sunday liquor sales. The Republicans, who sometimes pretend they favor free markets, fought the reform for years. The Republicans seem determined to do everything imaginable to irritate people and lose elections.

Appropriately, we shopped at All American Discount Liquors. My wife and I purchased vermouth, then went home and cheered to freedom over martinis.

I don’t know whether Sunday hours will be popular; many stores might choose to close, anyway. But that’s not the point. The point is that willing stores and willing customers have the right to conduct businesses, on their terms, not the terms dictated by politicians.

That’s one small sip for liberty.