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Highland residents vote to keep businesses closed on Sundays

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  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    Nov. 7, 2012 5:44 p.m.

    I'm perplexed. Isn't Utah County the State's Republican hotbet? Why would the likely Republican majority in Highland support such an anti-business type of law? Why not let the free market dictate? If the town is a moral beacon like the electorate seemed to believe, wouldn't they just avoid patronage of local businesses that open on Sunday anyway? I mean lets be honest, no one is traveling to Highland to shop, not with nearby Lehi or American Fork so close. So my question stands… why not let the market decide?

  • mstant SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    Another time the predominate religion forces their belief on the public. I will never spend a penny in Highland.

  • justme001 Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    So much for getting government out of peoples lives. Way to go Highland, nice to push your beliefs on business that are just trying to get more jobs out there.

  • PDonty Tooele, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:41 p.m.

    The "predominant religion" didn't do a thing. The people, who may or may not belong to the "predominant religion" voted for what they wanted to see in their community, the same thing that happens in every state, city, or county in the country, regardless of religious composition.

  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    Nov. 7, 2012 7:53 p.m.

    Finally a city with some guts.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Nov. 8, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    @ParkCityAggie

    You're confusing social issues with economic issues. The people who voted on this measure saw it as a social issue - you're looking at it as an economic issue. I'm not blaming you - most liberals don't understand the distinction.