Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Interesting Laws

I just spent the last two days training a client in Indianapolis, Indiana - home of big trucks with the number "3" on them (kind of reminded me of Louisiana). When I was purchasing a soft drink at the front desk of the hotel, I noticed a sign giving the laws for selling alcohol (since they sell alcohol at the front desk of the hotel).

There was something I found very interesting - you are not allowed to sell alcohol in Indiana on election day.

Now, if you didn't sell alcohol on election day in Louisiana, probably no one would turn out to vote if for no other reason than protesting the lack of beer availability.

So it begs the question - what is the intent behind the law?

Don't even remind me that we're talking about politicians and none of them have the sense God gave a goose - we all know that already. But really?

Is it because we don't want to offend the high moral character of those running for office by selling a mind-altering substance on their big day?

Nah, that can't be it.

Is it because lawmakers truly believe people make a different/better/more rational decision about voting when they're sober?

Surely not.

So, any ideas?????????


Tori Lennox said...

I sometimes think they come up with some laws--like this one--for the sole purpose of baffling the general public.

Cindy Taylor said...

As a former Hoosier, I can honestly say I've never heard of that law. But your talking about the state that just transformed 3/4 of its borders (No, not the entire state because that would only lead to more confusion. Doh!)to Eastern Standard Time, even though Chicago is right across the border. Don't even get me started on how it used to be changed only half the year.

I do have my opinions of the Hoosier politicians based on more than just general knowledge, but I'll keep them to myself. *g*

Kelly Parra said...

I bet you there's a interesting historical story involving this law! Some of the funny laws in certain
states have been around for centuries. =D

Wendy said...

Parts of Canada (I believe the Yukon for one) have the law that liquor stores aren't permitted to sell booze during the hours that the polls are open. I think it really is because they don't want drunks voting LOL.

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