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Reader Email (from someone who sells liquor): Why does Mass ban the purchase of alcohol on Memorial Day? So we can send all our customers to New Hampshire? That’s a great move obviously. NH should send us a Christmas card for the extra $100k they’ll pull in Monday from Massachusetts boozers. A vet fights for our country and risks his life and can’t buy a 6 pack of Bud Heavy to enjoy on Memorial Day? That makes perfect sense. It’s interesting to note how Budweiser has a new marketing campaign and is changing Bud Heavies to “America” for the summer. Not selling 30 brick America’s on Memorial Day is the most un-American thing of all time. Ask 10 out of 10 vets if they want a fruit punch, root beer float or an ice-cold beer on their special day and I bet you $5 they chose a brick of America. I can understand a religious holiday like Easter or Christmas, but Memorial Day? GTFO.
Never thought of this before, but the emailer is right. This is outrageous and un-American. Ya know who doesn’t allow the sale of booze? ISIS. Why are we doing ANYTHING that ISIS does? New Hampshire’s slogan is “Life free or die.” Our slogan in Massachusetts should be “Anything ISIS can do, we can do better,” or “ISIS with less beheadings and more gay pride flags.”
But seriously, if a store doesn’t wanna open on Memorial, that’s cool. We respect any business that wants to respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can breath this sweet, delicious freedom. Can’t say enough about how much we respect veterans here and everything they’ve done and continue to do. But the emailer is right – veterans should be able to buy booze on Memorial Day if they want to, and stores should be allowed to sell it to them if the choose to.
Why is this one particular state taking away their rights? Oh, that’s right – this is what we do in Massachusetts. We don’t allow people to smoke pot, gamble, buy booze on Sundays (until fairly recently), or let bars stay open past 2. But somehow the Lottery is still a thing because every hack politician has a cousin that needs a government job.
People wonder how New Hampshire can survive without an income tax. It’s simple really – they border Massachusetts. If they bordered a state with freedom they’d be screwed.
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