A Serious Government Reform Proposal for the State of Arkansas

News item (http://www.thv11.com/story/life/2015/04/15/slide-the-city/25859617/): giant Slip-‘n’-Slide may be coming to downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Here’s a photo from the news story.


To reform state government, I think we should have this event come here every time the state legislature is in session, and have it on the capitol grounds, right here in Little Rock. Why? That’s simple: if Arkansas lawmakers spent each session on a Slip-‘n’-Slide, they’d do a lot less harm.

Public Education in Arkansas Is Under Attack — By Our Own State Legislature!


For details on the efforts of the majority of the Arkansas State Legislature to ruin public schools in Arkansas, please watch this music video:

The AEA (Arkansas Education Association) is doing everything they can to resist this flood of anti-education legislation. If you are eligible for membership in the AEA, and join, that will help with these efforts — for the strength of the AEA grows as our number of members increases. If you work in an Arkansas public school, you can join. Students can join also, and so can those who have retired from work in the field. For information on how to join, please click here.

Some Strange Laws We Have in Arkansas


Some Strange Laws We Have in Arkansas

If you drink alcohol, and are about to travel in Arkansas, you might want to buy your booze before your trip. You can’t buy liquor on Sundays or religious holidays (a blatant First Amendment violation) in this state. In some counties, first-time visitors learn the term “dry county” when they are told by a clerk that they can’t buy alcohol there on any day of the week. Yes, we still have prohibition here, in many parts of Arkansas!

If you see the sign above, and have you have the urge to utter “Arkansasssss,” pronouncing the “s,” you’d better do it quickly, if you want to mispronounce the name of our state legally. Once here, it’s actually against the law.

Husbands can even legally beat their wives here . . . but only once a month.

Blindfolding cattle on a public highway is illegal here, even though that’s just good sense, and probably would never be done if our state government hadn’t suggested it with this law. Here’s my favorite dumb Arkansas law, though:


This is the Main Street Bridge across the Arkansas River. It separates Little Rock and North Little Rock. Perhaps as a flood-control measure, our state legislature (#50 among American state legislatures in college achievement) passed a law forbidding the Arkansas River from rising above the level of this bridge.

I’m sure there are more.