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Election day is here, so let the voting begin on important issues like… teaching polygamy, giving beer to a moose, and eating roadkill? Yes, the Good Ol’ US-of-A has states that considered these to be worthwhile legal issues at some point in time. While we have many crucial issues on this year’s ballot like funding education and that other small thing about choosing the new leader of the free world, sometimes it’s those seemingly trivial things that matter as well, enough for the state to recognize them. So let us pay homage to voting and our heritage by reflecting on our momentary lapses in judgment when we decided the following were important enough to put before voters.
What? I suppose Ohio residents prefer their chickens au naturel, with no dyeing of any sort. So you might say their intentions are somewhat admirable, right? Right?
That’s not a typo there. Voters did not think this was a weird law but rather something that every citizen should have a right to.
I wonder if they saw that one coming.
Aw, really? You mean we can’t protest the licenses forced on fortune tellers at the funeral service of a loved one? At least the law prohibits picketing 60 minutes before and after a funeral– I mean, we can’t be political all the time, right?
More for us!
There seems to be a little ambiguity in this weird law: do they mean talking about or demonstrating?
The only thing worse than the fact that these weird laws either existed or are still on the books is that something happened that prompted this legal action. Whether we shake our heads in disbelief or shrug off the embarrassment, just remember that, all jokes aside, voting is still an important political process, so make sure you do your research before heading to your nearest voter polling place, even if there are weird laws to be decided on!
Sources: http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/02/17-ridiculous-laws-still_n_481379.html#s71645&title=In_Missouri_It
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