Too Bad Alexandria Louisiana Didn’t Have Some Way Of Predicting That Their Ban On Fortunetelling Would Be Unconstitutional

You know, it really is too bad that Alexandria, Louisiana didn’t have some way of foretelling that a federal judge would find their ban on fortunetelling to be unconstitutional. It would have been really nice if they could have seen that one coming.

As background, Alexandria took the position that fortunetelling “is a fraud and inherently deceptive.” However, a federal judge said that fortunetelling is free speech protected by the 1st amendment. As such, Alexandria’s ban was unconstitutional.

If only they had known that the law would be found unconstitutional before they enacted it. They could have saved themselves a lot of time and money. If only someone could have predicted this, been able to predict the future, then everyone could have been saved a lot of trouble.

I guess not, though. It isn’t like Alexandria had a crystal ball or anything. They did their best, since they were unable to know the future, and now have to live with the decision that the federal judge handed down.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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