As if the country is not in enough trouble with lawmakers running the government, here’s a list of laws you probably don’t need to obey.
Every state in the union enacts their own set of laws, usually starting from scratch for wording, meaning, and intent. Why they don’t just grab a law that’s working well in another state and adopt the same language?
These are my favorites.
In Alabama, it is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone’s pity. In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, a school, or a place of worship. Enforcement with a broom seems like a logical amendment.
In Cripple Creek, Colorado, it’s illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building. In Pueblo, it’s illegal to let a dandelion grow within the city limits. If dandelions grow in a city park, who gets arrested?
In Florida, there was a law which made it illegal for an unmarried man and woman to live together in “open and gross lewdness.” Hidden lewdness, it would seem, is acceptable. A similar law existed in Connecticut but only women were penalized. Who knew that women can be more lewd than men.
This is my favorite. A law in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho states that it is safe to make love while in a parked car.
Police officers are not allowed to walk up and knock on the car’s window. Any officer who thinks that sex is taking place in a car must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times, and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate.
That’s my kind of town. Now, if there were just a way to get my wife up to Coeur d’Alene, I could try something I’ve always wanted to try, but never did.