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 Michigan’s weird laws? Here are the top five strangest laws in Michigan. 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!
Michigan is known as the great lakes state. – and has some really head shaking laws on the books.
It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.
Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.
OK. See number 3
No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison.
Good, now what’s the penalty for adultery?
A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
Persons may not be drunk on trains.
Planes – check, cars – check – trains – no go.
Some head shakers from Detroit:
Security guards at Joe Louis Arena will confiscate any item they feel might be thrown onto the ice.
Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple’s own property.
Maybe getting away from the kids?
Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.
It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.
It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.
Warning: This piece is written as humor. For some, unfortunately, this needs to be stated.