What is your opinion about blue laws in Bergen County?What is your opinion about blue laws in Bergen County?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Since I answered this one way before, I will answer it the other way now.  I think that the blue laws interfere with people's rights.  If they want to work and shop, then they should have that right.  What if you work elsewhere and that is your only day off?  You could not shop at home.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I personally like the blue laws in Bergen county. If you think about it, the worst part of it is that it is a bit inconvenient for people. However, more reflection will show you that it is not really that inconvenient at all. All the basic things you need to live are still operational. For instance, gas stations, supermarkets, and restaurants are still open. The only stores that a really closed are shopping malls. Based on this, we can ask - do we really need the malls to be open seven days a week? In view of our over-shopping culture, we can do without. Moreover, if a person must shop on Sunday, all a person needs to do is to go to the next county, like Essex or drive over to New York where there are no blue laws.

If a person plans just a little, blue laws are no big deal and the benefit of these laws can be incredibly beneficial. Time to self, family, and friends is more important than shopping.

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