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The Best Laws

This is the place to glorify the laws that most enrich your life. These can be local, state, or federal laws.

I’ll start with:
1.(federal) Raw milk can’t be sold across state lines.
2.(Virginia state)18.2-344. Fornication.

Any person, not being married, who voluntarily shall have
sexual intercourse with any other person, shall be guilty
of fornication, punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
3. A local law requiring bars with more than 10% of their floor space(and an arbitrary number of patrons) available for dancing to hire off-duty police officers to man the door.

How bout just a song about them:

MA… No booze sold on Sundays…

And we house the Kennedy’s

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
MA… No booze sold on Sundays…

And we house the Kennedy’s [/quote]

You just know they have their own still.

[quote]UtahLama wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
MA… No booze sold on Sundays…

And we house the Kennedy’s [/quote]

You just know they have their own still.[/quote]

I’m not sure about the still, but they do have a long and proud bootlegging tradition.

[quote]jjackkrash wrote:

[quote]UtahLama wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
MA… No booze sold on Sundays…

And we house the Kennedy’s [/quote]

You just know they have their own still.[/quote]

I’m not sure about the still, but they do have a long and proud bootlegging tradition.
[/quote]

Quite a few “old money” families did quite well during that time period…good investments no doubt.

Obviously it’s the first amendment. How else would I get to read over and over again how oppressive America is?

If only there was a single example in all of history of nationalism going bad. A movement calling itself the national socialist ___________ would fit the bill well-too bad there’re no examples of something like that.

They say that those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Ha! Stupid sayings.

Anarchy is for fools and 12 year olds. Economic ties do not reliably prevent conflict. Case in point WWI.

[quote]Bismark wrote:
Anarchy is for fools and 12 year olds. Economic ties do not reliably prevent conflict. Case in point WWI.[/quote]

I’m with you, Brohan. Statism has reliably proven itself to be the only thing that can prevent conflict. Case in point: War of Northern Aggression, WWI, WWII, etc.

(Did you happen to post this in the wrong thread? I don’t believe there has been any mention of anarchy, or even libertarianism, in this thread. Regardless, I would appreciate information on what reliably prevents conflict between humans.)

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Obviously it’s the first amendment. How else would I get to read over and over again how oppressive America is? [/quote]

I see what you did there.

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:
Obviously it’s the first amendment. How else would I get to read over and over again how oppressive America is? [/quote]
jajajajaja

I will one up ya in the simplest way - the Bill of Rights. How else could I truly grasp how oppressive America has become?

Thou salt not kill and thou salt not steal

You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.
Exodus 23:1-2

In my opinion, perjury laws are the best theoretical law in existence.
I am also partial to Common law codification statutes, such as the Sale of Goods Act 1896.

[quote]Legalsteel wrote:
You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.
Exodus 23:1-2

In my opinion, perjury laws are the best theoretical law in existence.
I am also partial to Common law codification statutes, such as the Sale of Goods Act 1896. [/quote]

I agree with your whole post(truly agree…not “agree” in the same manner that I posted my “best laws” in my first post).

“You shall not fall in with the many to do evil…”-Seems like it could be slightly reworded to say, “If you do not have a right to do it, supporting the majority in doing it is wrong.”

Not a best law, but a funny one : in Switzerland, you are not allowed to douche yourself or flush the toilet after 10 PM.

http://downeastwildliferehabilitationcenter.com/thedam.htm

We should all thank God for providing us with such fine servants.

[quote]NickViar wrote:

[quote]Legalsteel wrote:
You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.
Exodus 23:1-2

In my opinion, perjury laws are the best theoretical law in existence.
I am also partial to Common law codification statutes, such as the Sale of Goods Act 1896. [/quote]

I agree with your whole post(truly agree…not “agree” in the same manner that I posted my “best laws” in my first post).

“You shall not fall in with the many to do evil…”-Seems like it could be slightly reworded to say, “If you do not have a right to do it, supporting the majority in doing it is wrong.”[/quote]

Thanks. However, I prefer it phrased in the negative as it allows you to use your conscience as to when you side with the majority. Perhaps a more modern legal re-wording would be:

When it is unconscionable to act or believe in a specific way by yourself, the mere fact of widespread acceptability will not render it conscionable.

Hmm, here’s a thought, the commandment operates as an early right of freedom of association. That’s pretty ahead of its time.