There are numerous bizarre laws on the books in states and local governments. It is most definitely time to do away with some of the more stranger laws. Many of these laws were enacted decades, sometimes over a century ago and no longer apply to modern society - its time to update our laws.
There are certain human rights laws that have taken effect over the last hundred years. Some laws that were once followed in the past are no longer valid today. We need to examine these historic laws and see where they fit into today's society and the advancements in human rights.
Many laws get written over the years, and as time goes on, they are also forgotten. The law is still the law, but what about those originating from a century or so ago. Getting a new law added to Kentucky’s long list of rules and regulations isn’t that hard. When it comes to getting unrealistic statutes off the books, most just get filed away instead of removed. In modern times, the long arm of the law might be over extending itself to the point of flimsiness on a few of these.Some of these just don’t make a lot of sense anymore, and one has to wonder how they ever did. The penalty for not following these laws could be a fine or possible imprisonment… depending on the judge. Some of these might automatically make you giggle, just don’t do it in the courtroom.
Using the example of requiring citizens to bathe once a year, there is no reason to get rid of this law because it is not enforced, and is in fact unenforceable. It would be a waste of time to do away with it, since it is already ignored. Going through every single law to decide if it is relevant is kind of a waste of time.