The only thing standing between you and a dumb law is a politican.
Do you know of a dumb law in your state? Please send us evidence.
Most Recently Added Dumb Laws
You Can Lead a Teen to Water...Link to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=220
...but you can't make him drink it. I was reminded of that slightly contorted saying after I saw this headline:
France to give free newspaper subscriptions to teens
Giving a free subscription to teens doesn't mean they're going to read it. Plus, this program is going to get ridiculously gamed. Every eligible household will cancel their current subscription and get a free one. The kid doesn't even factor into the equation.
Labor Unions Would LOVE ThisLink to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=219
More Important than the Constitution?Link to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=218
Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Frank Melton said:
"I certainly respect the Constitution, but we have some issues that are much bigger than the Constitution."
Whoa. Bold statement. What exactly is bigger than the Constitution? According to Melton, it's this.
HT: Radley Balko
Los Angeles to Regulate Outdoor SmokingLink to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=136
Dumbness on the First DayLink to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=217
Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), an obvious Obama fan, is proposing (H.J.Res. 5) "an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) is proposing a bill (HR 14), "To provide for ocean acidification research and monitoring, and for other purposes." I love the opaqueness of the often used tag line: "for other purposes."
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) is proposing a bill (HR 73), "To provide for the collection of data on traffic stops."
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is proposing (S. 38) "A bill to establish a United States Boxing Commission to administer the Act, and for other purposes." This chestnut is an long time favorite for McCain. The sport of boxing apparently is so out of control that it needs to be reigned in by the federal government.
Who were the most prolific bill writers? In the House:
Elton Gallegly (R-CA): 19 bills
Jose Serrano (D-NY): 16 bills
Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX): 15 bills
In the Senate:
David Vitter (R-LA): 34 bills
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): 24 bills
Dan Inouye (D-HI): 23 bills
Now, not all proposals are big government spending plans. Rep. John Linder (R-GA) has re-introduced his favorite bill (HR 25) - to abolish the IRS and implement the Fair Tax. And Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) offered up a couple of gems. He wants to abolish the Appropriations Committee (H.Res. 17) and he wants to allow people who want higher taxes to be able to voluntarily send the federal government some of their extra money on their tax returns (HR 87).
A Really Old Dumb LawLink to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=142
Romanian DumbnessLink to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=216
Don't Drink and VoteLink to Article: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/perm/pr/?postID=215
Politicians in Australia may have to take a breathalyzer test before voting on legislation after a few recent drunken incidences have embarrassed the government.
Quote from Reuters:
"Honestly, if you are going to have breathalyzers for people driving cranes you should have breathalyzers for people writing laws," [Green MP John] Kaye said.