Watching state legislatures jocky to pass bad laws lately has been like watching the three stooges go through a door. I have come to think there is a secret reality show to determine which state can do the dumbest things.

Tennessee updated the state’s abstinence-based sex education curriculum to define holding hands and kissing as “gateway sexual activities.” The bill passed 28-1.

Arizona has been hard to keep up with lately when it comes to doing dumb things, but many states, including my own, are in the running for the state that can do the dumbest thing. Tennessee has never been on my list, but after the hand holding bill, and recently passing a creationism bill.

I thought we should find a standard of measurement, so I chose SAT scores. Then there should be a dumbest law category. Finally a more artistic appraisal of happiness indicators:


General indicators of happiness:

Worst SAT Scores:

Dumbest State Laws: