Can't handle a little profanity. Probably some insaneo christian community.
Making alt accounts to troll, not a good idea.
Last edited by Myrrar; 2012-06-13 at 04:17 AM.
Nah, you gotta edit that to religion bashing or something.
Not all christians are insane bro, only some.
As I'm sure everyone else in this thread has said.
'I strongly disagree with that law on the basis that it places a fine wholy defined by a persons definition of 'moral' language'
Have a good day sirs.
oh god, i live a few cities over, this better not spread!
My counties native tongue has words that when pronounced sound similar to swear words. For example "whakapapa" is pronounced fuck-a-papa. Hope they would take any of these misinterpretations into account.
I live in Massachusetts and find it absolutely absurd to think they'd try to pass some stupid shit like this. Just because something may be profane does not mean it should be censored. Theres no way they can legally uphold this law. Freedom of speech trumps some small towns bylaws.
Well, yes, to ban swearwords in general is a bit over the top.
I mean I say "Scheiße" or "Fuck" everytime i trip on the street xD
That doesn't really harm anyone.
But, I wouldn't mind such a fine, if you get it, when you insult other people with swearwords like "slut", "whore" or "fag" (to be continued until christmas). That is really unnessecary and may hurt people. And it really doesn't inhibit your rights if you are forbidden to insult others, does it?
In that case it wouldn't be a infringement of the freedom of speech in my opinion. Let the douchebags who like to insult others for no reason pay that fine.
(That doesn't mean, that you should get the fine, when you call your friends "fag" or "ashole" out of fun when he/she doesn't mind.)
They didn't ban swearing in general. They made it so that if you shouted them in public, you could be fined. That's a disturbing the peace issue. If I went and ran through town, shouting the lyrics to some song, I'd be disturbing the peace too. It's also arguably disorderly conduct, and possibly public indecency.
wow as being from mass...im truly surprised that its not Northampton.
Middleborough is just mad because no one stops on their way to the Cape while taking 495. suckers! hahah
I find it more interesting that this is actually decriminalising puiblic profanity for that town.
Half of my husband's family live in Boston. I've never heard more conversations peppered with profanity in my life than I do when we're visiting Massachusetts... and I have some pretty redneck Texans in my family tree. You'd think an ordinance like this would hail from Utah.
I do my best to avoid swearing in public anyway, but I sure ain't paying no fine if I slip up. The thing is how do you uphold this? Just refuse to pay and unless they were taping you (Which I think again is against the law without a warrant), they have no proof anyway.
Edited post because realised it might of been offensive to americans.
Anyway, To shorten my post- LOL
Last edited by Chrispotter; 2012-06-13 at 12:48 PM.
Good for them. Its about time people got back to decency and respect for others in public. You all have been told before, if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all."At a town meeting, residents voted 183-50 to approve a proposal from the police chief to impose a $20 fine on public profanity."
I would become very poor very fast at this place.
"You're messing with my zen thing, man!"
In the UK you can get arrested under section 5 of the Public Order Act for swearing in a public place and receive an £80 fixed penalty, if its taken to court the fine can be much more severe