There are antique laws in the attic of our statutory code. Laws that no longer are prosecuted, yet remain official laws.
An abusive tyranny is now fully suffocating the Oklahoma people. It's all encompassing, with not a single agent of the oppression taking any responsibility for any of their action. It's come in the form of a cancerous statutory code. The legislatures of the past 114 years are the primary tyrants, along with our 28 governors.
Remember when your high school civics teacher said; "Ignorance of the law is no excuse!"? Let's break that down... In 1920, the Oklahoma statutory code of laws was about 1% of the pages now bound in 100 volumes. There's not a judge on the Oklahoma bench who could know half of the laws that we could suffer punishment for transgressing. Most of those statutes have no direct victim. They are simply a form of prior restraint of our liberties, under the guise that people will feel safer if we are restricted by a threat of criminal punishment.
The problem is a statutory code which is a thousand times the size it was in 1920. In 1931, it was way bigger, but still one bound book. It's now 96 volumes, at my last count. And many of those statutes still clutter the code even when they're no longer enforced consistently. The code needs to be concise enough that an 18 year old can reasonably be accountable to know the law.
Several egregious examples of bad Oklahoma law are published in the blog, 'It's Still The Law'.
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