State legislatures like to make laws, some misguided, stupid or even unconstitutional. They aren’t so good at taking such laws off the books, leaving them to fade into the sands of time.
As politically motivated prosecutions occur more frequently, that’s a potential problem. Today we’ll put that weighty issue aside and enjoy The Burning Platform’s presentation of “The United States of Crazy Laws.”
In Georgia, it is illegal to keep an ice cream cone in your back pocket on Sundays. (It unclear how something this weird ever got on the books, but we are talking about Georgia.)
In Florida, if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle. (This probably stemmed from situations years ago in the Bradenton-Sarasota area; circus troupes winter in the Sunshine State.)
In Illinois, it is legal for a minor to drink as long as he or she is enrolled in a culinary program. (If you insist the drinking age be 21 instead of the more logical 18, this actually makes sense; a lot of fancy cooking is done with wine.)
In Maine, it is illegal to keep Christmas decorations up after January the 14th. (If Congress took this national, the lumbering and ineffective Department of Homeland Security could proudly add its 23rd agency.)
In Nevada, it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway. (Given the world situation, don’t expect this to be repealed.)
In Tennessee, it is illegal to share your Netflix password. (See, putting in unenforceable laws keeps up with the times.)
Finally, in Virginia it is against the law for children to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Which should make the day of every “get off my lawn” geezer.