“Blue laws” as they are know are laws that are passed with the intention of making life as boring as possible for anyone who doesn’t spend Sunday on their knees in a Christian church.
When it comes to selling cars, eleven states have passed a blue law restricting the operation of dealerships on Sunday. A group in Oregon wants to make it 12 states.
Oregon’s struggling auto dealers plan to ask the Legislature to impose “blue laws” prohibiting car sales on Sunday.
The day off would help them cut costs during an economic downturn that has already put 19 Oregon dealerships out of business this year. Nationally, sales of domestic cars declined more than 35 percent in 2008.
Greg Remensperger, executive vice president of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association, told The Oregonian newspaper his members strongly favor the measure.
They have not, BTW, found a missing book of the Bible that states that ‘thou shall not sell cars in Oregon on Sunday”. They merely want to restrict competition in their industry.