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Keep Your Personal Dislikes To Yourself

A bill filed Tuesday in the Lousianna House of Reps would make it a crime to wear pants below the waist.

You see? THIS is what comes of allowing laws to get passed based on personal feelings instead of the facts of the greatest need. A dangerous precedent, indeed. This is certainly not worthy of a law...but some jackass thinks so.

"I'm sick of seeing it," said Derrick Shepherd, a first-term legislator, who added he's gotten similar complaints from ministers in his district. "The community's outraged. And if parents can't do their job, if parents can't regulate what their children wear, then there should be a law."

The community? Some ministers agree with his uber-conservative view, and suddenly it's a community standards? I think not. Ignoring for the moment the idea of a separation between church and state and why it's a good thing, this is just blatantly stupid. So, now it's your job to regulate things for the parents? What are you gonna tell the parents they have to make their children do next? Here's a thought: if parents aren't 'regulating' this, maybe the community doesn't see it as a problem.

Now, don't get me wrong. I think this trend of wearing the very low-slung pants with the hiked-up thongs is just plain goofy-looking, and even worse is the several-sizes-too-big pants hanging somewhere around the wearer's lower buttocks. Pointless and dumb looking, in my opinion...but I damn sure do not favour a law against it.
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