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“I just think that Rosa Parks was overrated. Last
time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.”
I just read today that it is still illegal for women
to wear pants in Paris unless on a bike or a horse.
Mitt Romney cited a 1800’s law to validate his
political stance on banning abortions.
Blue laws and stupid legislation still lurk
on the shady pages of law in many places.
No woman can legally parachute from a plane
on the Sabbath.
A woman can still be fined for falling asleep
under a salon hair dryer.
No man may be seen publicly wearing
any kind of strapless gown.
No one can have sex with a porcupine.
If you want to park an elephant at a meter,
you must pay full motor vehicle costs.
No one may fart in a public place after
6 p.m. on Thursdays.
Donkeys are prohibited from sleeping in bath tubs.
Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
It is against the law to educate dogs.
It is illegal for a woman to have sex with a man in an ambulance.
It is not legal for a woman to leave the house without
wearing a proper corset.
It is against the law for a woman to drive a car unless
there is a man with a red flag in front of the car
alerting other drivers.
It is illegal for a woman to stand naked in front of a man’s
While lobbying for the passage of stricter
gun legislation, with the Middle East perched
on several powder kegs, with Iran & N. Korea
threatening to produce nuclear weapons--
perhaps it is silly to point out the absurdity
of some antiquated laws that are presently
“enforceable”, but I assure you if all politicians
were mandated by Federal law to have to wear
pink pedal-pushers every Tuesday,
maybe something akin to legislative
housekeeping would ensue.
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