"It's kind of ridiculous." Many say they are ready to see the age old ban on Sunday alcohol sales go down the drain. "I don't think it's a big deal at all. In fact, I don't see why you can go to a restaurant and have a glass of wine, or beer, or a mixed drink, but you can't just go to the liquor store and get some and take it home. It's so much cheaper, easier, and it seems like it would stimulate the economy a little bit more too," says Evansville resident Donn Meyer. Indiana lawmakers are ready to hear what Hoosiers say about possibility of lifting the ban on retail alcohol sales. Another argument to lift it? More tax money for the state. While Indiana gets more cash, liquors stores say they will be losing money. "I see it as a negative for owners because they are not going to make that much more money opening one extra day. When people can get their alcohol six days a week with plenty of time to spare before Saturday or Sunday morning. The owners would have to pay for employees. A lot of employees don't want to work on Sunday, they want that day off, especially working at a liquor store," says Frontier Liquors employee Nick Wilkerson. While the State House makes their choice, the house of God has already decided. "God, country, and family should take more presence that any other thing that we have to take care of in our country today. But, that's not what it is. Politics is what it is, is politics," says Keck Church Pastor Dane Gray who believes values should come first. "I believe we are putting money over values and it's not just values we are putting money over what we really say we believe in America. I think this is just another example of our world getting worse. I wish we could give that one day to god. God does want us to give him his day of worship."
Frontier liquors owner John McCullough says they might see extra money in the short term, but sales will probably level out. That means more expenses for the same income, and he doesn't support Sunday sales.