Laws we should have, but probably never will.
We have laws that state a waitress can refuse to serve liquor to a pregnant woman. Waitresses are also obligated to refuse additional liquor service to very inebriated people. How come there are no laws allowing, or enforcing, that waitresses be allowed to refuse to sell food to obese individuals? How come there are no laws for child abuse when parents allow their kids to eat so much they become obese?
How come people can drive to a bar, drink, and then get arrested for driving home? In some cases if a person drives drunk the place who allowed them to drive is found guilty too. So would it not be better to just eliminate parking areas around bars? Or better yet build the parking area in such a way that drivers have to cross a 6 foot long, 6 inch wide plank, to get to their cars in the parking area before driving away. We probably won't see laws for that anytime soon.
How come (and I am sure you have heard this one before) you need a license to drive a car, but anyone can have kids? That's right I advocate some kind of test before a person can reproduce. They should be able to spell words like “Sacrifice”, “Patience”, and “Discipline” (using all the actual letters, not short cuts as when texting), and know what the words mean. They should be able to afford to care for the kids they have.
We have ethics whereby people spay or neuter their pets so as to try to control pet overpopulation, but even though the United Nations themselves have warned about human overpopulation, very little is done. In China, where there is a one-child per family policy, the value of girls would be greatly improved if the law were to state that the male joined the female's family. After all, with women now so hard to come by, and so many single men, this wouldn't be hard to enforce.
Speaking of men and women, some countries have legalized prostitution. Good idea! Legalize it, tax it, and most of all, regulate it. Age checks, health checks, and pay checks. The women would be safer and ultimately so would the men.
Sure these laws would be political suicide to any who would voice them, but in the long run, wouldn't we all be better for it?
Other laws we could consider:
- It should be illegal to work on your birthday.
- Employers should be subject to a review by employees every 3 months and those who fail should have to step aside.
- Women who use abortion repeatedly as birth control should have their tubes tied.
- Governments should not offer financial support to people who keep having kids while living off the system.
- Laws about how much perfume/cologne a person can wear in public are just as valid as no-smoking laws.
- Women should be allowed to go topless on hot days, or fat men should be made to cover up.
- Christians (and anyone else who follows a religion where greed is considered a sin, or gambling is considered wrong) should not be allowed to play the lottery, enter reality television shows, or play on game shows, where the top prize is anything over $10,000 US.
- Veterinary care for pets should be a tax write off.
- Daycares should not accept young babies; if a person cannot raise their own baby, they shouldn't be allowed to have one.
- Maternity leave should be at least 2 years long.
- Cars should be made so they can only go ten kilometers over the speed limit.
- Prisons should be more like schools, and schools should be less like prisons.
- Cities should allow people to keep 2-4 free range hens as pets and for healthy egg production. This would save everyone money and reduce the number of birds suffering in battery cages.
- The Internet should be free!
- Renters should also get a tax break on the rent they pay since they are paying off the owners of the house mortgage.
Another law that needs to be changed is the marijuana laws. Marijuana is still listed as a schedule I drug, which puts in the same category as LSD, Heroin, Peyote, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“Ecstasy”).
Marijuana has been legalized in several states now as a recreational drug, and in many more states as medical marijuana. Yet in other states, people found with marijuana are getting lengthy prison sentences. This not only clogs our court and prison systems, but also stymies the research of the use of marijuana for medical purposes. As we move through the 21st century, more and more research has made it clear that there are many positive uses of medical marijuana. Uses like seizures and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At the very least, marijuana needs to be dropped to a schedule III drug.
Hemp seeds for protein / Pixabay
Speaking of marijuana, industrial hemp is another law that needs to be changed. Currently, the United States imports much of the industrial hemp from China and Canada, yet is outlawed to be grown in many U.S. states. Industrial hemp is not used to get high, but is great for making paper, rope and many other products. Hemp is a great rotational crop as it actually replenishes the soil versus crops like corn that take nutrients out of the soil. Industrial hemp can be used for so many products that can also save trees. Another plus is hemp is now used in protein drinks instead of whey for those that are lactose intolerant.
I do know that many of these ideas are very controversial. But for some reason, many of our politicians refuse to change or even discuss these ideas. There are some governors that for some reason are very against the legalization of recreational or even medical marijuana while other states have legalized both.
I look forward to all of your comments and ideas.