Everyone has to live by rules and laws, elsewise there would be constant chaos, right? Right.
Our forefathers recognized this, of course, and our victory over the British in the Revolutionary War was promptly followed by the drafting The Constitution. It has served as a legal guide for our nation for 225 years. Similarly, over the course of history, as each state was formed, they too authored a state constitution consisting of laws which will guide citizens in legal issues that do not come until the federal umbrella.
Now, as time goes along, things changed. Buggies and wagons became cars. Companies with six employees became multi-national conglomerates boasting workers numbering in the thousands. And as the country grew and progressed, so too did the laws, morphing and expanding to encompass the bright new world.
Well. Should I say, most of them did.
See, there are a lot of laws still on the books that time forget. Ones that are legal, enforceable, and perfectly ready to snatch up any unsuspecting citizen and deposit him uncerimoniously in the hoosegow.
I give you the Laws that We Forgot…
Bear wrestling matches are prohibited, and any exploitation of bears is a Class “B” felony.
Incestuous marriages are legal.
It is illegal to impersonate a person of the clergy.
It is illegal to maim oneself to escape duty.
It is considered an offense to open an umbrella on a street, for fear of spooking horses.