Silliness in Lawmaking: Pantaloon Prohibitions and an Abundance of Anthems

Published November 7, 2022 6,172 Views
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Some laws have not aged well, and others seem an almost bizarre waste of government resources. But, quaint as they are, they illustrate the flow of time, and the weight of history.

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