The Blue law is defined as “a type of law, in general that is found in the United States and Canada, designed to put into effect the religious principles, predominantly the adherence of Sunday as a day of devotion or rest, and a restraint to Sunday shopping.”
Blue law - Restrictions in selling on Sunday:
- On the whole, the mainstream of the Blue laws were enacted to give that the Sabbath, which habitually destined to be Sunday, was in fact a day for respite, and at the same it was not a day to go for shopping, hunting, working or to go in for a drink of alcohol. As time passes by some of these laws have been abolished but some are present in the books.
- Most of the states are still forbid the sales of alcohol on Sunday, or the maximum time will be till noon on Sundays, under the validation that inhabitants should not be drinking and ought to be in the church.
- In the mid 1980’s some of the Blue laws were in existence. Some outlawed the selling of equipment that was premeditated for “work” like the washing machines or kitchen appliances etc.
- The light fixture selling was also limited in some of the places. The bars and Liquor stores may perhaps remain blocked for at least the entire day or for some part of the day during Sundays. Until 1985 in some of the states the cars were not sold or bought on Sundays.
Exceptions in the Blue Law:
Blue laws frequently forbid a “going-on” only during definite hours and in some cases there are by and large exceptions to the proscription of commerce, like the drug shops and groceries.
Blue laws may perhaps be imposed in few of the places owing to pious values; however others are kept as it is as an issue regarding the inconvenience or the folklore.
Where is this type of law found?
This type of law is found in the non-Christian cultures, and Saturday is the day that is being considered instead of Sunday.
- List some examples for the Blue law.
- What is meant by Christian Sabbath?