Government\'s Half-Witted Beaurocratic Laws

Governement\'s Bureaucratic Half-Witted Laws

Todays big government is a
typical display of bureaucracy in its
most creative state. Due to the
enormous bureaucracy within
todays state governments, many
laws have been passed through
legislation that really didn\'t need to
be passed. These laws are a display
of the way government likes to show
power over the people using legal
suppression. Governments have
created laws governing almost
anything that the people do as an act
of blatant suppression, even if the
laws my never be able to be
In reviewing many law books,
many laws were found that did not
seem to do anything but annoy the
general populous. These laws and
ordinances are used by the
government to show power without
having to be confronted by any
particular person who might have
been affected, because these legal
suppressors will most likely not be
enforced by the local law-
enforcement agencies.
In Alabama it is legal to drive
a motor vehicle while you are
blindfold. Most of the people in our
nation most likely would not decide
to drive with a blindfold on. Yet, the
Alabama state government needs to
have power so it passed the "no
driving while blindfold" law.
Alabama is not the only state with
laws that seem useless. In California
community leaders passed an
ordinance that makes it illegal for
anyone to try to stop a child from
playfully jumping over puddles of
water. The fine for such a crime is
fifty dollars and up to ten days in
jail. Once again a government
decided it didn\'t have enough power
and thought that it might as well
impose a new law to show its
"immense" power over the people.
In Connecticut you can be
stopped be the police for bike riding
over sixty-five miles an hour. You
can also be arrested for walking
across a street on your hands. These
laws will probably not be enforced
due to the fact that the odds of
biking over sixty-five miles an hour
or walking across a street on one\'s
hands seems unlikely.
Florida may be one of the
most creative legal suppressors in
the Unites States. One law reads
"Women may be fined up to 150
dollars if they fall asleep under a hair
dryer, as can the salon owner."
Another law states that if an
elephant is tied to a parking meter,
the parking fee has to be paid just as
it would for a vehicle. A special law
in Florida also prohibits unmarried
women from parachuting on Sunday
or she shall risk arrest, fine, or
sometimes jailing. Men may not be
seen publicly wearing any type of
strapless gown or they can be fined
up to seventy-five dollars. In
Sarasota, Florida, it is illegal for one
to sing in public in a swimsuit.
These laws and ordinances display
Florida state government legislating
laws that to show power and a
suppressive attitude.
In some states the act of
suppression is shown in the control
of personal activities. For instance
citizens are not allowed to attend a
movie house or theatre nor ride any
form of public transportation within
at least four hours after eating garlic
in the state of Indiana. Another act
of personal suppression by the
government is the Iowa state law
that states, "Kisses may last for as
much as, but no more than, five
minutes." One is not allowed to
transport an ice cream cone in ones
pocket or one can be arrested in the
state of Kentucky. New Mexico also
has its own form of personal
suppression in the form of a law that
states "Females are strictly forbidden
to appear unshaven in public."
Massachusetts has an array of
personal suppressors involving its
citizens. One such suppressive law
states that mourners at a wake may
not eat more than three sandwiches.
Another law makes snoring a crime
unless all bedroom windows are
closed and securely locked. If one
wants to wear a goatee a special five
dollar permit must be purchased to
wear a goatee in public. In New
York a fine of twenty five dollars can
be imposed on any citizen that flirts.
Some laws and ordinances
seem to be "jokes". One instance that
a law seems humorous is it