It could soon be illegal to wear your pants too low in Tennessee. That is if a state lawmaker has his way. In fact, by wearing your pants too low you could be charged with a criminal offense. The saggy pants bill cleared one committee Wednesday, and it will be up for another vote next week. Democrat Joe Towns from Memphis is behind this bill. “It’s just a simple, no sagging, it’s an anti-crack bill, just pull your pants up,” Towns said.
But why stop there? What about thongs showing above the belt and a host of other “fashion crimes”?
I think this bill is embarrassing. Now police are supposed to do the mom thing, as in “you aren’t leaving the house looking like that”?
The serious note here is of course that many of these kids don’t have parents–dads absent, moms working too hard. I have a host of libertarian friends who say they want a smaller state but don’t support/don’t understand the work I do in my day job. Get with the program, my friends, or get ready for legislation on what you can and can’t wear. It’s pretty simple.
Brigitte wonders: While we’re at it, can we outlaw capri pants? They make me look terrible.
Andrea adds: No, we can’t, Brigitte. I look good in capri pants.
Tanya wonders: What will happen to plumbers?
When I was in high school, I saw myself off to school (and back home for that matter). Even 15+ years ago, that scenario wasn’t rare. But I do recall school administration cracking down on our attire (no pun intended). According to my 12-year-old niece, exposed cracks do not warrant being sent home, being called to the office, or sending a note to mom/dad. That troubles me.