You’ve probably heard the expression “there ought to be a law.”
You hear it in bars and in church halls. It comes up in barber shops, bowling alleys, cafeterias and other places people gather to socialize and share tales of the latest outrage.
• There ought to be a law against 18-wheelers climbing hills in the fast lane on Interstate 81.
• There ought to be a law that grants grandparents reasonable visitation rights with their grandchildren.
• There ought to be a law that allows nonsmoking apartment tenants freedom from cigarette pollution caused by chain-smoking neighbors in the same building.
• There ought to be a law that stops internet, or cable or satellite dish companies from sucking you into their service at low “teaser rates” that inevitably rise later. At the least, those darn fine-print contract terms ought to be in bigger type so people older than 12 can read them.
There are endless laws that people believe ought to be. This is your chance to tell me some more. I’ll put the best ones you come up with in a future column.
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