“We can only hope that someday, a law will come that will be more idiotic than this law which we are trying to pass.”
~Every member of the Temperance Movement
We live in a society of rules and laws, but we exist as a society that would prefer to ignore the ones we don’t agree with. And generally, law enforcement officers don’t care about the laws that we ignore, unless outdated definitions of brothels are involved, but even then Americans just find a way around it. The fact is, many laws have been enacted in this fine land over the past 130 plus years (wait…2011 minus 1776 is…yeah that sounds about right) and not all of them aged particularly well. But, instead of replacing them, we leave them on the books so that they can just stare at us, looking silly, watching us laugh at them. Sorta like Andy Kaufman.
You had us at that one time you said that thing with the funny accent.
Since the AFFotD office has a running “felony” pool, we like to track some of the more obscure laws in the land for when we want to add something to our list of committed crimes, while avoiding most legal repercussions. Maybe the way we keep score for our “Who committed the most crimes” today game is faulty, but technically manslaughter is worth as many points as getting a fish drunk in Ohio. So that’s why we’re here to each and every American heart out there the ways that they’ve been breaking the law, without even realizing it, in today’s edition of…
AFFotD’s Most Ridiculous American Laws of America