Seriously? Hey Mr. Martin, Saggy Jeans Do Not An 'Epidemic' Make

Governing is such tedious business.

Just ask
Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin, who wants to outlaw baggy pants -- through an amendment to the city's indecency laws. He has reportedly called the issue an "epidemic" and has urged his colleagues to take up the matter.

"Little children see it and want to adopt it, thinking it's the in thing," Martin told the
AJC today. "I don't want young people thinking that half-dressing is the way to go. I want them to think about their future."

The proposal includes exposed g-strings and other undergarments that wouldn't meet with Mr. Martin's approval.

Seeing dudes with denim shorts around their ankles is actually sort of humorous and entertaining. But more than that, this type of morality legislation will never see the light of day -- it is a waste of time, money and energy. I thought that regulating decency inspired by Puritanical bullshit was
saved for the Commonwealth of Virginia. I guess I was wrong.

Here's my e-mail to him:

Dear Councilman Martin:

On the decency idea published in today's paper? Absolutely a complete and utter waste of time.

How can you legislate morality, but more importantly, make the assumption that Atlanta's parents can't handle this responsibility on their own?

My strong suggestion to you is to abandon this ridiculous idea and work on feeding the needy or housing the homeless -- a much greater problem here.

Yours as a city resident and taxpayer,

Will Pollock

Send a note to Councilman Martin and let him know what you're thinking.

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