Each Friday, four questions are posted and each participant drafts his/her response. Mikal asks thought-provoking and timely questions.
Q1 – Underwear: Pull up your pants or else! That’s the sentiment behind efforts in cities across the U.S. to ban droopy trousers that reveal men’s boxer shorts, and baggy sweats that reveal a women’s thong. In just the last seven days alone, city councils in Shreveport and Alexandria, Louisiana, and Atlanta, Georgia, have taken up measures in favor of banning fanny-flaunting pants. Do you think it’s okay for cities and towns to legislate apparel?
A1: I tend toward civil libertarianism, meaning that I think people should be allowed to live their lives in peace without unnecessary or superfluous interference from any legislative or administrative body. So no, I don’t think cities and towns should be legislating apparel choices. Don’t they have more important things to worry about, anyway?