Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pull Your_____Pants Up!

This foolishness has been going on for over 30 years. Little boys do it. Teenage boys do it. Grown immature 40 something year old men do it, and some girls even do it.
Psycho's everywhere are wearing jeans 2 or 3 sizes too big just so they'll hang down low enough for the world to see their boxer shorts, and butt crack.
When I was a size 44 I could never find my size. When I was a size 42 I could never find my size. When I was a size 40 I could never find my size, and now that I'm a size 38 I have to dig deep into a carousel full of 30-36's hoping that somebody overlooked a size 38.

This ridiculous fad just won't go away, and most people who are willing participants in this stupidity probably have no idea where it originated.
Sagging originated in prison. Whenever a new inmate goes through prison intake his or her belt or shoe laces are taken away to prevent them from possibly doing harm to themselves. Their pants sag as a result of not having a belt to hold them up. These inmates did not suddenly decide that it would be "cool" to let their pants hang down. They had no other choice because they could not be trusted with something as basic as a belt to hold their pants up. Unfortunately this particular part of "jail culture" found its way beyond prison walls. 

What many young people don't know is that to a vast segment of the homosexual prison population, sagging pants are considered sexy, or attractive.
Far too many of today's youth choose to immulate one another without considering the source, and their ignorance is proving to be debtrimental.

The Louisiana parish of Jefferson Davis is the latest place in the country to introduce a ban on people wearing their pants too low.

Local police jurors unanimously passed an ordinance recently making it illegal for any person to appear in a public place wearing pants below the waist and exposing their skin or undergarments.

Police Juror Steve Eastman said saggy pants have been a long-running problem in the parish.

‘I had complaints from security guards around the courthouse that there was issues with people not being respectfully dressed in the courtroom area'.

‘So initially I was going to be for on the courthouse grounds, and the other jurors felt that it was important parish-wide.’

Those violating the law face a $50 fine for the first offense and a $100 fine for each subsequent violation.

President Obama spoke out against the look in 2008, saying: ‘Brothers should pull up their pants.

‘You are walking by your mother, your grandmother, your underwear is showing. What’s wrong with that? Come on. Some people might not want to see your underwear. I’m one of them.’

Similar laws have been enacted in communities around the country, including Wildwood, New Jersey, and Cocoa, Florida.

Civil Liberties groups have in the past argued that such bans are ‘unconstitutional’ under the 14th Amendment, which says no citizen should be deprived of ‘life, liberty or property’ and no person should be denied equal protection of the law. 

But there is something to be said for public decency, and it seems at times as if Civil Liberties groups take too much liberty in reference to what rights they decide to defend. As an American I have the right to take my 7 year old daughter out without her having to see the crack of somebody's behind.

A number of other Louisiana municipalities, including Merryville, Kinder, Elton, Welsh and Opelousas, have already passed similar measures. I Hope that this practice spreads across the country. No one should be allowed to intentionally expose themselves. But unfortunately common sense is not that common.


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