A small town in Alabama wants to ban saggy pants and short skirts. A town wants to have a dress code and not surprisingly people are a little outraged. Some have even gone so far to relate this idea to Sharia law.
Council member Frank Goodwin brought up the issue of saggy pants in August. He said it is about respect. “It is about respect…Who is going to respect you if you don’t respect yourself. The reason I brought this up is I think people deserve respect when they are in public. I think slacking is disrespectful. I think it gives our younger generation the wrong impression of what is cool…I prayed about this. I know that God would not go around with pants down.”
This encouraged Dadeville City Council member Stephanie Kelley to come up with a rule for women. She told the public at Tuesday’s Council meeting, “I think for the girls, with these shorts up so high looking like under garments and dresses so short, I don’t want us to be showing favoritism.”
It seems unbelievable that five grown adults, who were elected think that it is the government’s place to control what people wear. Of course their targets are young people and “those kids.” There was no talk of how it would be enforced, who would enforce it, or what the consequences would be. For a country that values freedom, we sure like to make laws limiting it.
Do you think a town should make rules about what people wear?