Lawmakers are terrible at pretty much every aspect of their jobs. But if there is one thing they absolutely excel at, it is being the biggest buzzkills on the planet. We know this because if something comes along that brings happiness to society, there's more than likely going to be a ban slapped on it. That's how we ended up with these ridiculous injunctions on joy.
(As always, thanks to AuntieMeme for the voodoo she works putting these together.)