The Swearing Police Have Arrived In Massachusetts
Matt | On 12, Jun 2012
If you’re ever in Middleborough, Massachusetts and want to use your potty mouth to get your point across, think again!
The town, by an actual vote of 183 to 50, passed an ordinance that prohibits swearing in public areas. The proposal was in response to complaints of teens sounding like sailors while they were out and about around town. The penalty is $20 for each public infraction.
Immediately, my mind goes to images of small town cops approaching people with tickets because they used four and five-letter curse words. WTF?
I’m sorry, but aren’t this country and the state of Massachusetts still recovering from one of the worst recessions in history? I’m sure there are tons of public works projects that need to be completed in Middleborough. Is this type of mandate really in the best interest of citizens?
Maybe the teens were swearing at how unkempt the city was? Or, they could have been overjoyed and brought to profanity with how beautiful the place is? Lol… We will never know. But, we have learned that city officials are almost ready to wash mouths out with soap if they hear bad language.
ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW:
What do you think of Middleborough’s new ordinance against swearing in public places? Are laws such as these necessary?
Thanks to Foolocracy for the heads-up on the article!