Todays big government is a typical display of bureaucracy in its most
creative state. Due to the enormous bureaucracy within today's
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 unforced.
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
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... [continues]
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