So, Tybee Island is a small barrier island off the coast of Georgia that is about 20 min from my front door. To my surprise my local newspaper ran a headline yesterday that read, “ Tybee Island legalizes drinking on beach, sidewalks” Wait, what? As I recall the first time I ever went to that beach I had a few drinks as I took in some rays. In fact the last time I was there I also had some drinks. Come to think of it EVERYTIME I went there I had some drinks. Heck, I have had drinks on that beach with fellow Cloture Clubbers. I just always thought it was legal to drink on my beach. I wasn’t the only one who thought that. The City of Tybee Island admitted that it never enforced the law and that it was finally time to just do away with it. That got me thinking, what laws are out there that need to be taken off the books. I really am sticking to just state and local laws. I mean you readers are the ones who write Federal law so you already know what’s on those books (and by you I mean staffer, lobbyists, trade associations, oh yea and sometimes elected officials).
If a reader out there knows any of these to be blatantly wrong please tell us in the comments but you must replace the wrong law with a crazy law! So here’s a list some really dumb laws that are actually crazy, great and just plain sad.
In Athens-Clarke, GA if you want to read a book to folks in public it is illegal to do so after 2:45AM. Keep in mind that the University of Georgia is in this city. So yes the city where the state’s largest public institution of education is has banned publicly reading books. Source: Stupidlaws.com.
South Carolina, Oh Sweet Caroline, in 1976 you made it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to play a pinball machine. I really don’t have to say anything snarky here. I mean its South Carolina.
Missouri, apparently someone there read Water for Elephants because it is illegal in the City Of Natchez to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants. Source: Crazy-Laws.com
Those crazy campers in the Slim Jim commercials better watch out. The State of Washington has the Undiscovered Species Protection Act which covers “Bigfoot, Sasquatch, an ape-like creature or a subspecies of Homo Sapiens.” from any type of harassment. Source: alternativeprime.hubpages.com
St. Patrick’s day just got a whole lot easier for cab drivers in Chicago. There is a new law in Illinois that makes it a $50 fine for puking in a taxi. Chicagoist.com
These are just a few. There are tons of crazy laws still on the books. If any of you are looking for a great project try getting some of these erased.