Monday, May 17, 2010
Oxford's Weird Laws
According to dictionary.com a law is the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision.
It's probably safe to say that the majority of laws in Oxford serve a useful purpose. However, there are those handful of laws that cause a few eyebrows to raise in question. Naturally, this isn't solely a local phenomenon. Pointless or outdated laws are still on the books in almost every state typically in the form of a city ordinance or blue law.
Clearly, the majority of these laws are rooted in America's more Victorian era and its technological capabilities, or lack there of. Nonetheless, these old-school laws now serve for a good laugh rather than a jail sentence.