Letter of the Law Lunacy

Letter of the Law Lunacy

April 4, 2011
Marina Y Sanchez
Freelance Columnist

I’m sure we can all agree on the necessity on rules and laws in our town, city, state and nation. Laws and ordinances not only instil order and morals but it’s also a protection for its citizens. It’s also safe to safe that, for the most part , we all concur with the purposes and usefulness of all these laws.

Yet while when this nation was raising itself to maturity, there were some pretty outlandish, almost ridiculous laws that were established. Many have been done away with while others are still very much of the law.

What’s bothers the Sunshine state so much it was made into a law?

Doors that open inward, instead of outward.

If you live in North Carolina and want your future foretold to you, you are out of luck.  Palm-reading parlors are banned.

In Ohio, I bet there is a rise in crime during the weekend. No arrests were allowed on a Sunday (or on this patriotic holiday).

Hey, minors in South Carolina, there is no playing pin ball machines until the age of 18.

In the Natural state or Arkansas, there’s no honking outside of sandwich shops.

Here is a weird one for Nevada. No matter how tired you get in “The Biggest Little City in the World,” you’d better think twice about lying down on a city sidewalk.

In Maine, it is against the law to have billboards and fliers in cemeteries.

Apparently in Texas, up until 2008, it was illegal to sell sex toys in the Lone Star state.

Alabama felt silly string was a bit taboo for its residents.

So there you have a few of the weirdest head scratcher laws I ever heard. It wonder what type complain about such things and about the people who push through the legislation.

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