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Posted by on Feb 10, 2005 in At TMV | 0 comments

Whatever Happened To Freedom Of Underwear?

File this in the My Cup Runneth Over Department:

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Virginians who wear their pants so low their underwear shows may want to think about investing in a stronger belt.

The state’s House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a “lewd or indecent manner.”

Del. Lionell Spruill Sr., a Democrat who opposed the bill, had pleaded with his colleagues to remember their own youthful fashion follies.

During an extended monologue Monday, he talked about how they dressed or wore their hair in their teens. On Tuesday, he said the measure was an unconstitutional attack on young blacks that would force parents to take off work to accompany their children to court just for making a fashion statement.

“This is a foolish bill, Mr. Speaker, because it will hurt so many,” Spruill said before the measure was approved 60-34. It now goes to the state Senate.

Our reaction to this?

If The Moderate Voice sagged his pants he’d be arrested for Crimes Against Humanity. But then he’s an old fart a long distance runner of life.

But Andrew Quinn (one of our upcoming Guest Bloggers) is a bit younger so make sure you read his reaction (a must read).

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