Blue laws, also known as Sunday closing laws, or simply Sunday laws, were originally established to set aside a day to celebrate or honor particular God(s) where no government business or private labor was conducted. This practice began with the Roman observance of a day of worship to the sun god and carried over into the Christian faith as an observation of the Sabbath. British colonists brought the practice to the Americas, where it became a lynchpin in the growing American culture. Over time, both businesses and citizens have ...

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