Then the Nanny State came for your bowling shoes

Good grief! We are absolutely drowning in laws in America. Many are redundant, many more are stupid, or outdated. And even more are so poorly worded as to be ineffective.The very BEST thing every state legislature could do is to go through their laws and repeal most of them. Here is an example from New York

New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-59th District) New York State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger (D-140th District) are sponsoring a bill that would cover bowling shoes.  It would require alley owners to post signs, warning people not to wear bowling shoes outside, lest they become wet and increase the likelihood that a bowler could slip and fall when they come inside.

“Constituents come in all shapes and sizes, and every one of them have their own particular issues,” said Gallivan. “I think it’s their representative’s role to speak up for them and, if it’s appropriate, to  provide a legislative solution. That’s what we’re here for,” he said.

Actually, if you are trying to pass that type of law, you are exactly the worst type of person to be serving in the role of a law maker.


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