Get the latest inspiring stories via our awesome iOS app! Check back in two weeks for the next edition. This is in no way enforced today, and women in the state are unlikely to run into any trouble as a result of wearing a pair of jeans; nevertheless, the law remains an official legal stipulation and a sign of certain less progressive times. So some interest group would get involved if you made a fuss. §4.39(a)(9) make it a federal crime to sell wine with a brand name including the word "zombie.". While we … §1315(c)(2) & 45 C.F.R. 18 U.S.C. 10 U.S.C. age alcohol animals body parts business cars children clothing dancing death disease divorce drugs flag food gambling games guns housing hunting marriage medical men military music nationalism noise nudity personal habits plants politics property religion school sex smoking speech sports taxes technology theft … There are many, and they remain out of date for many different reasons. On Dec. 15, 1791, ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution — eventually known as the Bill of Rights — were ratified. 7 USC §1011(f) & 36 CFR §261.4(b) make it a crime to say something so annoying to someone that it makes them hit you in a national forest. With these dumb laws, that we have compiled below, we're not sure, where common sense got lost. A law that existed in the nineteen twenties or even earlier, does not apply to society today. It is an issue that many want to avoid, preferring instead to focus their efforts on other very worthy issues like sentencing and corrections reform. We want to smash barriers between bureaucracy and the American people by delivering regulatory news straight to FreedomWorks activists. The second of them said: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Hey Pandas, What Are Tiny Things That Could Make The World Better? You can change your preferences. The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Our Regulatory Action Center proudly updates you with our favorite tidbits from the swamp. 15 U.S.C. By law, women are not allowed to wear pants of any kind — no dress pants, jeans or leggings and definitely no sweatpants. 21 USC §461 & 9 CFR §381.171(d) make it a crime to sell "Turkey Ham" as "Ham Turkey" or with the words "Turkey" and "Ham" in different fonts. FreedomWorks has discussed over-criminalization before. The town made it officially verboten in 1961 in an effort to establish their cred as the poultry capital of the world. By some estimates, it will only take ~800 years to tweet the rest. Introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind. Do not ever call "turkey ham" "ham turkey," or something. Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here. They will certainly make you scratch your head in bewilderment! The group agreed on a set of principles that Congress must adopt in any health care legislation considered later this year or in the future. Whoever runs the account will have plenty of fodder for a very long time. 40 U.S.C. They’ve all been in the law books at one time or another, and some still are. Local law enforcement sentenced her "to come back to Gainesville often and ... eat lots of … Stop doggy! Until very recently there was a Massachusetts law dating from the time of King Philip’s War, before the Revolution, that made it illegal for Indians (i.e., aboriginal Americans) to stay in Boston over night. So there, as improbable as these laws might seem, they do have comprehensive explanations. Blue Laws. SEARCH CLOSE Entertainment Many of those shaped the way we look at the world and the way we look at the economy. Here are some of the crazy and silly laws on the books, according to @CrimeADay. 21 USC §461 & 9 CFR §381.171(d) make it a crime to sell "Turkey Ham" as "Ham Turkey" or with the words "Turkey" and "Ham" in different fonts — A Crime a Day … We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. Become a member today! We’re no longer in danger of English loyalists taking over our government. Take a look at these 20 most stupid laws in the United States by Captain Scoop. So are these weird Australian Laws true? Me: it's against the law! It's unclear how enforced this law is, but the likelihood is that a cop would have to be at the right place at the right time to truly enforce this law. ), the REINS Act would reaffirm the legislative branch’s Article I authority by requiring that economically significant rules be approved through a joint resolution of Congress before they can take effect. 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Or that in Tenessee you might be prosecuted for sharing your Netflix password? ME: *stands in awe*. Washington, DC 20002. Creating an account means you agree with Bored Panda's, We and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalize content and ads, provide, social media features, and analyze our traffic. Today, @CrimeADay will have tweeted a federal crime every day for a year. Pocatello passed this law after an exceptionally hard winter as a little joke and somehow managed to remain on the books. Yep. Help stop the Democrats’ socialist Green New Deal by signing the petition. It requires the Attorney General to submit a report to the House and Senate judiciary committees of all federal criminal statutes and federal regulations carrying criminal penalties, as well as the penalties and mens rea, or criminal intent, requirements for the offenses. Put a cork in unscientific alcohol guidelines. Did you know, that there's a crazy law in Juneau, Alaska prohibiting you from bringing your pet flamingo into a barbershop? Arrest little kids on Halloween? Blue Laws are those established specifically to prohibit certain behavior on Sundays, or "God's Day." Businesses are always evolving, just like local governments, and it’s important to ensure that existing contracts don’t contain any old or outdated clauses. The fact that this is actually a law is what disturbs me the most about this. 52. 21 USC §333 & 21 CFR §102.39 make it a crime to sell onion rings resembling normal onion rings, but made from diced onion, without saying so, 18 USC §1382 & 32 CFR §636.28(g)(iv) make it a federal crime to ride a moped into Fort Stewart without wearing long trousers. :D, Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android app. So as long as the officer doesn't ask you to stop it's not illegal? With 4,500 to 5,000 federal criminal statutes and as many as 400,000 regulations carrying criminal penalties, over-criminalization is a problem, and it is one that does not get nearly enough attention. whats the Netflix password!? Watch and subscribe today! In 2013, the House Over-criminalization Task Force instructed the Congressional Research Service to provide a complete accounting of all federal crimes. Please use high-res photos without watermarks. FreedomWorks Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, Tea Party Patriots and Committee to Unleash Prosperity in partnership with a coalition of conservative organizations and prominent individuals, launched the Save Our Country Task Force. We like our sleep. What we show is that the fundamentals of an answer can be traced to the Constitution—which, for all its admirable qualities, imposes a structure of government that has long been outdated, and is ill-suited to modern times. A coalition of conservative leaders on Wednesday released essential principles that must guide any potential path forward for Congress to repeal Obamacare. §234.7(c) make it a federal crime to willfully make an unreasonable noise at the Pentagon. The internet was made for lists of the weirdest laws you never knew existed in your state—they’re quirky, they’re fun, and after auditing them, I can tell you they’re about 95% bogus. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which FreedomWorks supports, does, in Section 109, touch on the issue. There is a law in South Carolina called the no “mock proposal” law, which states that anybody above the age of 16-years-old is not allowed to perform a proposal if they do not mean it. A United States Federal law states one can be fine upto $1,000,000 for pertaking in the act of Genocide. In America and abroad many laws exist within state and national constitutions that are many times outdated, circumstantial, or just plain ridiculous. 18 U.S.C. Marital rape has been illegal since 1993 -- a law that took several hundred years longer to be put on the books than any reasonable person would have thought necessary -- but eight states in 2015 America still have "marital privilege" laws, wherein the accuser has to demonstrate that violence or threats were … FreedomWorks is proud to roll out its 2020 policy platform for the Republican Party. Massachusetts laws predating the Revolution are still valid and in force. Although in general, few people strictly uphold the Sabbath anymore, many cities and towns across America still have legal reminders of this observance on the books. MUM: Umm, sorry, I am not entitled to give you that information, darling. 7 USC §8313, 9 CFR §§93.400 & 93.414 make it a crime to take home milk from a quarantined giraffe, or any animal that "chew[s] the cud.". Check out the laws below to understand what I mean. Your account is not active. Here are some stupid Laws in America voted by your representatives. 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A local reporter wrote about it in the Idaho State Journal, and news of the law spread around the country.The American Bankers Association found out about the law and used the … Please enter your email to complete registration. That's called breaking the law. And a lot of old laws, if they really exist, have to do with sex, religious beliefs, and cuddly animals. George Washington was only 67 when he died, but he ate a lot of carbs. §105.7(a) make it a federal crime to skydive while drunk. In Canada it's illegal to drag a dead horse down the street in the day time. One of the more interesting aspects of FreedomWorks' justice reform project is studying the over-criminalization. 3972, Support the Bill to Codify the Trump Administration WOTUS Rule Definition of Navigable Waters, S. 2356, FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the Department of Transportation’s Withdrawal of Crew Size Regulation, Regulatory Action Center Review - February 8, 2019, The Regulatory Action Center Review - October 11, 2018, Conservative Groups Outline Principles for Any Path Forward on Health Care, Key Vote NO on CRA to Restore Obama's Internet Regulation, S.J.Res. Many of these laws were written during a time when life was a lot simpler. Want more freedom? The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act (officially known as the Tariff Act of 1930) is one of many nationalistic laws passed by the United States.Ostensibly, it was created to help protect American businesses and farmers from economic turmoil by raising tariffs on over 20,000 items by as much as 20 percent. The good folks over at Olivet Nazarene University put together an infographic of some of the most outrageous, confusing and downright weird legislation instilled around our great nation. This lazy panda forgot to write something about itself. §207, §205(e) & 27 C.F.R. For example, the New York law against people wearing masks in public places is to prevent a mass crime or a riot, since you don't know the assailant's identity undercover. And if you're from Indiana that you are banned from catching a fish with your bare hands? Government goes to those who show up. We will not publish or share your email address in any way. Let's keep in touch and we'll send more your way. Hey, wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world? In 2009, a 91-year-old woman, who was visiting for her birthday, was "arrested" as a practical joke for breaking the law. Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app! It's not the only wackadoodle law that still exists in the States. Check it out below, and get your … However, these weird or outlandish laws are actually on the books, whether they're enforced or not. Sadly, America has a long way to go before women are equal in both law and practice, which is why so many women continue to bravely advocate against sexism every day. And laws are passed after voting of the Congress, sometimes public vote, and then an affirmation of the president. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center. In Melbourne, it is against the law to vacuum between 10pm and 7am during weekdays, and 10pm and 9am during weekends. Now, bear in mind, that the person on top, is also responsible for the laws, upon which, the whole democratic system is based. 27 USC §§205, 207 & 27 CFR §4.64(a)(8) make it a federal crime to advertise wine in a manner that suggests it has intoxicating qualities. You won't believe that these 20 most stupid laws in the US still exist. Thankfully, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will likely toss it. 16 USC §551 & 36 CFR §261.16(c) make it a crime to wash a fish at a faucet if it's not a fish-washing faucet, in a national forest. In Minnesota, you can’t chase a greased pig. 3972, if they haven’t already done so. §§330a & 330d make it a federal crime to attempt to change the weather without telling the Secretary of Commerce. To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. The legislation also requires the Attorney General make the report available on the Department of Justice website. CPP sacrifices thousands of jobs, billions in growth, and lots of happiness. ), S. 2356 seeks to make permanent changes to the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, solidifying changes made by the Trump administration limiting the scope of the Clean Water Act. Thomas Jefferson lived to 83. 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