Nanny State

Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Ban Retail Stores Opening on Thanksgiving

House member Jeff Roorda has introduced the "Thanksgiving Family Protection Act"

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)—A Missouri Democratic lawmaker is trying to stop "black Friday" shopping from ruining the Thanksgiving dinners of workers.

House member Jeff Roorda, of Barnhart, plans legislation that would prohibit retail stores from opening on Thanksgiving.

He has dubbed it the "Thanksgiving Family Protection Act" and says the holiday should be about families and not about profit or greed. He says Thanksgiving should not become "black Friday eve."

h/t Joshua Phillips