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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Politics - Priorities, Priorities

It's nice to know some people have theirs straight. What's more important? Impeaching the war criminals who are daily killing hundreds of people, and profiting from their deaths? Or legislating fashion for the sake of the innocent children?

Atlanta has the answer. Raw Story informs us that:
"A proposal to change the city code in terms of indecency [for wearing low-slung pants] will go before the public safety legal administrative committee on Tuesday for discussion," he said.
Gentlefolk, a question, if you please: where are these semi-naked children getting the funds to indulge their sartorial whimsy? Seems you ought to be arresting their parents.

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At 10:00 AM, Blogger Ms. Manitoba said...

Oh, PolCat, simmer down. As a parent that gets me nervous. You think we can control everything our kids do? Back in my day, if there was something we wanted and parents wouldn't buy ... we'd use the five-finger discount.

At 10:05 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

I only meant that if they're planning to arrest the children they're going to put themselves in an enormous legal quagmire. Parents are, under the laws of most states, considered legally responsible for their children until the age of 18. What would happen if the cops arrested your kid for something like this? You'd find a lawyer and sue their ass off. I also think that this is a racist and classist move. If they tried to pass a law arresting parents for their kids' fashion misdeeds, the outcry would be huge. By pretending that they're targeting this to kids - who have no power - they might be able to get away with it, because the parents won't even think about the ramifications until they're personally affected. I also think that rich, white, upperclass kids are less likely to wear these fashions - and I notice there's no mention of those low-rise pants all the teenage girls are wearing, with their buttcracks and pelvic bones visible.


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