Les "blue laws"
Vous avez sans doute entendu parler de ces lois bizarres et archaiques qui existent encore aux Etats-Unis. Bien qu'elles ne soient pas souvent suivies a la lettre, mefiez vous de tout lors de votre sejour par ici.
A blue law, in the United States and Canada, is a type of law designed to enforce moral standards, particularly the observance of the Sabbath. Most have been repealed or are simply unenforced, although prohibitions on the sale of alcoholic beverages, and occasionally almost all commerce, on Sundays are still enforced in some areas.  Blue laws often prohibit an activity only during certain hours and there are usually exceptions to the prohibition of commerce, like grocery and drug stores. Places that still have and enforce blue laws often have strong religious fundamentalism, but some have been retained as a matter of tradition or out of convenience.
Nous vous mettons ici une petite selection non definitive de ces lois en Louisiane.
Only two people may picket on a sidewalk at a time, and they must stay at least five feet apart at all times.
It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol
It is illegal to have sex with a cow.
Horses may not be tied to a tree on a public highway.
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