Dumbness and stupidity can be found at the highest levels of our society. The law is not exempt from examples of stupidity. And it is found far and wide across our country in each and every state. All states have weird and dumb laws on the books. It is often more time consuming and costly to have them removed, so there they sit. They usually aren’t acted upon but they are legal and binding and can be enacted upon if an officer of the law wanted to do so. Some are actually new and have been used recently. How strange are Massachusetts’s weird laws? Here are the top five strangest laws in Massachusetts. These are listed here in descending order for your entertainment. It is hoped that you would not use them to enact a citizen’s arrest! Talk about dumb and stupid!
Massachusetts is known as the bay state.
It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.
Do they even have alcohol is hospitals ?I guess some would argue it is medicinal.
Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.
Do they have something against alcohol in Massachusetts?
Alcoholic drink specials are illegal.
Massachusetts liquor stores can only open on Sundays if they are in Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex or Worcester counties and are within 10 miles of the Vermont or New Hampshire borders.
All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.
Not sure what’s gonna happen – see number 1!
Hunting on Sundays is prohibited.
Other fun stuff:
Quakers and witches are banned.
Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.
Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.
Ummm? Scratching head here.
At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.
Don’t come to eat.
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
Back seat is OK.
Warning: This piece is written as humor. For some, unfortunately, this needs to be stated.