Can You Believe it?™
All across the USA, from small burgs to large metropolises,
there are statues and esoteric laws that express the use of
often-absurd rationale and control, and, in some cases, even
hatreds and prejudices.
So we continue to dig 'em up. Here are some of the latest
ones to make it into our spotlight!
Did You Know That...
Houston, Texas, you are subject to a fine if you do not put
your trash bin away by 10 PM on the day it’s collected?????
…in Ohio, it is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday!!!
[ Fortunately, this doesn't impact the whales much as Ohio
is land-locked and the only whales that can be found in the
state are - safe, we hope - in large aquariums. ]
Whenever we’re confronted with someone who’s narrow,
biased, or even abusive in their rationale, behavior or thinking,
it’d difficult not to be offended, insulted or repulsed.
However, it helps a bit to remember that these attitudes were
learned by this poor-woe-begotten soul from the words or deeds
of someone else.
In fact, perpetrators of abusive and
violence are, in most cases, victims of abuse themselves,
usually in their childhood. This sad statistic doesn’t
excuse or condone their behavior. But it can serve to help
us more easily find a compassionate place in our own hearts
to understand the pain and anger they must have once experienced
that led them to act out in such hurtful ways.