The debates that surround legislation can be tedious and cause heated arguments across the political spectrum. Topics like gun control, taxation, employment, international trade, and more fill newspaper headlines. Officials on either side of the political spectrum put a great deal of effort in trying to pass laws that they believe will benefit the country as a whole, and provide a safer, better place to live to the citizens they represent.
However, anyone who has spent any time watching the news and listening to political debates can tell you just how insane the wide world of politics can be. Crack smoking mayors, elaborate scandals, and shady business deals are just the beginning, and those are the things that we know about. With that in mind, is it really that surprising that some of the laws that get passed are a little, well, odd? There are 12 US states that have real, official laws on their books that are simply ridiculous. There’s just no other way to put it: they don’t make any sense. Yet, you can still go to prison or be fined a sizeable amount of money if you end up unwittingly breaking one of these laws. By the end of this article, you’ll have just one question: “why?”
12 Alabama - Bear Wrestling
11 Colorado - Mutilating Rocks
10 Rhode Island - Passing On The Left
9 California - Respecting Frogs
8 Georgia - Llama Riders
7 Kansas - Alcohol By The Glass
6 Massachusetts - The National Anthem
5 Mississippi - Swearing In Public
4 Nebraska - STDs
3 Kentucky - Stupid Voters
2 North Carolina - Bingo
1 Texas - The Supreme Being
Finally, Texas. The Lone Star state has a strange law that most people aren’t aware of, but is pretty important. If you want to run for office, you have to acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being. Now, the law is worded so that the Supreme Being that you believe in doesn’t have to be God, which means you can be of any religious affiliation, but this does mean that you have to be religious. No atheists or agnostics are allowed in the Texas legislature. So much for the separation of church and state.
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