The Law Of The Echo

Do not think that I have come to abolish the law Oe

Matthew 5:17
Matthew 5:17-37 or 5:20-22,27-28,33-34,37

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One of the problems with laws is that there are too many of them. Legislative dockets are constantly bulging with bills and amendments, and amendments to the amendments, waiting to be enacted into law. Moreover, there are thousands upon thousands of old laws kept on the books which have long since lost any semblance of meaning and purpose.

In a collection called “Looney Laws,” we learn that in California it was “a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game bird or mammal, except a whale, from a moving automobile.” An ordinance in Columbus, Montana provided that “Any person who shall not lift his hat to the Mayor as he passes him on the street, will be guilty of a misdemeanor.” In Wisconsin, restaurants were compelled by law to serve “not Less than two-thirds of an ounce of cheese” with every meal. In a West Virginia town the law emphatically stated that “No lions shall be allowed to run wild on the streets of…

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