5 Weird American Laws
The American race for President is getting close to an end and it honestly doesn't make a lot of us comfortable. Well, these laws won't make you feel any better either.
1. No political voice for idiots
Article VII of New Mexico's state constitution explains the qualifications needed to vote: in addition to usual requirements, you cannot be an idiot, an insane person or a felon.
2. No impersonating clergymen
Alabama says you are not allowed to pretend to be a clergyman. If you're in a public place and pretending to be a minister of any religion the state will fine you or throw you in the slammer.
3. No plumber's crack
Remember that sagging-pants trend that caught on among young men a few years back? In Flint, MI, that can land you in jail. In 2008, Flint Chief of Police David Dicks began implementing a law to arrest those caught with the fashion style. Wearing pants below the butt is punishable by 93 days to a year in jail and fines of up to $500. The American Civil Liberties Union criticized the law, saying it violated people's rights to free expression.
4. No shopping for Ferraris on Sunday
A number of states across the U.S. still have "blue laws," or laws that were created in the 18th and 19th centuries to enforce religious standards. Many states ban selling alcohol on certain days or at certain times, for example. In Illinois you can't buy a car on Sunday. To top it off, horse racing is not allowed on Sunday either, unless the local municipality allows it.
5. No pranking your friend with a pizza delivery
In Louisiana you cannot order goods and get them delivered to someone without the person knowing. If you're trying to harass or annoy a friend, that person can return the items to you -- at your expense! Not to mention, there's a hefty $500 fine or six months in jail attached to that.