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Powerman
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Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now

I've heard people say that in the future one day people will look at issues like gay marriage in the past and wonder how it was ever illegal in the first place. Maybe, maybe not.

But for fun, let's try to list some things that are illegal now, but used to be legal that would seem almost unbelievable to people now.

Slavery is too obvious so no need to even mention

I'll go first: the amount of places where you could legally smoke. Being allowed to smoke on an airplane in particular seems so far fetched that I could see how a teenager might think you are lying if you told them it used to be legal.


joshnorris14
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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Slavery is too obvious so no need to even mention


Slavery is legal now?


slaphappy
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
Only drug stores and supermarkets could be open on Sunday. No liquor or beer sales on Sundays or election days.


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Robin Masters
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
Putting your kids in the back of the pickup and head out on a road trip. Now they have to be fastened in like dale Earnhardt ...ok bad example.


McLemore
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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smoke on an airplane in particular seems so far fetched


i agree, but i was on a smoke-filled plane just in 1999. was in greece, but still.



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kingbob
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
in Louisiana, it used to be legal to trespass onto private land and hunt on it without the owner's permission as long as that land didn't have POSTED signs on it. People still do this at my house, btw.


Zahrim
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
until 2003 the following sexual acts were illegal in Louisiana:

Oral sex and Anal sex for Homosexual couples, Unmarried heterosexual couples and Married couples.

U.S. Supreme Court(Lawrence v. Texas)


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
Legal use of some drugs that are now illegal

Driving without seat belts.



Powerman
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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Slavery is legal now?

Things that used to be legal

Past tense



Powerman
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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Legal use of some drugs that are now illegal


Government is always trying to ruin the fun

Did you see how fast they made the fake weed illegal in LA? God forbid some MFer like me that gets drug tested gets a legal buzz without having to drink.


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kingbob
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
I used to be able to drag dirt from one part of my land onto another part of my land to create a trail that's dry enough to drive my tractor on.


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Powerman
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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Putting your kids in the back of the pickup and head out on a road trip. Now they have to be fastened in like dale Earnhardt ...ok bad example.


No

That's actually a good example

Is it illegal for say a teenager to ride in the back of a pickup?

What about Mexicans?


kingbob
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
I used to be able to ride a bike on LSU's campus only having to fear being run over by motorists and trying to avoid hitting people.


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WhiskeyBusiness
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
A good old fashioned duel every now and then wouldnt hurt anyone dammit


Ye_Olde_Tiger
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
I don't have first hand experience of either, but your smoking example is good. However, to me it's the whole notion of an entire business office smoking during working hours indoors that seems harder to believe, but I've heard many stories of hoe there would be a cloud of smoke hanging in an office during working hours.

Second I guess, would be drugs. Though illegal, pot and cocaine both experienced periods of prolific use with seemingly little effort to disuade by police.


Robin Masters
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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What about Mexicans


Legal if there are loose items in the bed of the truck that are not fastened, then the Mexican may sit on the items to hold them down. Passed in 07 I believe.


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ZZTIGERS
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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Is it illegal for say a teenager to ride in the back of a pickup?

I believe this varies state by state.


Robin Masters
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
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pot and cocaine both experienced periods of prolific


Lots of good stories from south Florida sales reps I've worked with about how business was conducted in the 80s. Blow was like coffee and donuts.


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kingbob
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
I used to be able to meet my loved ones at the terminal of an airport.

I use to be able to board a plane without someone looking at a naked picture of me, patting me down, and making me take my shoes off.

I used to be able to purchase insurance across state lines.


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WikiTiger
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re: Things that used to be legal that seem almost unthinkable now
Prostitution


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