While federal policies are supposed to protect and benefit the American people, we can all name a few that are ludicrous or excessive: Obamacare, Michelleís school lunch program, Common Core curriculum Ė the list goes on and on.
Independent Journal Review and Policy Mic have pulled together 50 of the most ridiculous laws, one from each state, that might be competition with the insanity of the Obama administrationís agenda.
While we donít have an explanation for the passing of these laws, itís amusing that such enactments were obviously written due to an incident related to each strange policy.
In no particular order, behold the absurdity:
ALABAMA: You canít wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
ALASKA: Itís against the law to wake bears for the purposes of taking a picture.
ARIZONA: Itís illegal to drive a car in reverse.
ARKANSAS: Youíre not allowed to pronounce Arkansas incorrectly.
CALIFORNIA: You will be fined if you detonate a nuclear device.
COLORADO: People must not dress unbecoming of their sex.
CONNECTICUT: Scrabble is not to be played while politicians are giving an oration.
DELAWARE: You may not marry on a dare.
FLORIDA: Women who kill themselves by electrocution in a bathtub with a ďself-beautification utensilĒ will be fined.
GEORGIA: You canít keep ice cream in your back pocket on Sundays.
HAWAII: Everyone is required to own a boat.
IDAHO: Motorists or pedestrians may not scowl or grimace.
ILLINOIS: Midget tossing is illegal in bars, but is legal in other parts of the city if you have a permit.
INDIANA: Everyone is required to work on a public road six days a year.
IOWA: One-armed piano players must perform for free.
KANSAS: If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
KENTUCKY: Itís required that you register all nude people in your home.
LOUISIANA: It is an assault for a person wearing false teeth to bite someone.
MAINE: You canít buy a car on Sunday unless it has plumbing.
MARYLAND: One cannot spit on the sidewalk.
MASSACHUSETTS: The sexual position ďwoman on topĒ is illegal.
MICHIGAN: Itís against the law to have sex in a car unless itís parked on your own property.
MINNESOTA: You must list your date of death on tax forms.
MISSISSIPPI: A man must not seduce a woman by promising her marriage.
MISSOURI: Single men between 18 and 50 must pay a $1 tax.
MONTANA: Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war partyÖ and you can shoot them. (Today, we call that racismÖ)
NEBRASKA: Itís illegal to go whale fishing within the state.
NEVADA: A man canít buy drinks for more than three people at a time.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Itís illegal to show a movie before 2 pm.
NEW JERSEY: One cannot sell cabbage on Sundays.
NEW MEXICO: Idiots may not vote. Nor may insane people.
NEW YORK: You may not stick your thumb to your nose and wiggle your fingers at someone.
NORTH CAROLINA: Bingo games cannot last more than 5 hours.
NORTH DAKOTA: Beer and pretzels cannot be served at the same time.
OHIO: One cannot kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church.
OKLAHOMA: Itís illegal to make funny faces at dogs.
OREGON: Canned corn is not to be used as fishing bait.
PENNSYLVANIA: Itís a crime to tell a fortune-teller where to dig for buried treasure.
RHODE ISLAND: Lunacy is grounds for divorce.
SOUTH CAROLINA: You have to be at least 18 to play a pinball machine.
SOUTH DAKOTA: You canít sleep in a cheese factory.
TENNESSEE: Crimes against nature are illegal.
TEXAS: Criminals must notify their victims 24 hours in advance of the nature of their crimes yet to be committed.
UTAH: Husbands are responsible for their wivesí criminal behavior in their presence.
VERMONT: Margarine must be served in triangle patties.
VIRGINIA: The chicken labor lobby has set the egg laying workday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON: All lollipops are banned.
WEST VIRGINIA: Roadkill may be taken home for dinner.
WISCONSIN: Itís illegal to serve margarine to prisoners.
WYOMING: Itís against the law to have sex while standing up in a walk-in meat freezer.
Yes, all of these laws are real, but itís fairly certain that, should you choose to break one, punishment will probably not be enforced. After all, New Mexico still has registered Democrats.