Yesterday I was standing in the lineup at the bank and I caught a bit of a newsclip on TV about a saggy pants law. Afterwards I googled it, and learned that there are – and have been for the past couple of years – American towns introducing legislation against the wearing of saggy pants.
The mayor of Delcambre, Louisiana sounds a bit inbred to me.
“Kids are wearing their pants so low that its ashamed. You can see their underwear and that’s ashamed,” Mayor Carol Broussard said. While Broussard said the problem is not exclusive to Delcambre, its prevalent enough to prompt such action.
“In any town its the same thing. That’s ashamed that the parents are allowing them to wear their pants like that,” he said.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like saggy pants either. But whatever happened to live and let live, and just putting up with the trivial stuff we don’t like, such as other people’s taste in clothing or music, or mangled English?
Note: Nik wrote an interesting piece recently on a local example of legislative overkill.