"Pull your damn pants up!"
Written by: Rick Sharpe
Disclaimer: This article is strictly
based on opinions. You are entitled to your own opinion.
Amist the controversy over the law which bans sagging pants its time we give
ourselves a reality check. I'm definitely not a fan of the tight jeans, and
I believe in freedom of expression but we're taking it too far.
When the problem gets so bad that ancient legislators feel they can tell us
how to wear our clothes you're creating a completely different issue. Imagine
a national dress code, why it's highly unlikey if you give fuel to a dormant
match it will still spark a fire.
The general issue with sagging is not for most people who do it. It's for
the few assholes who walk around with no shirt, no belt and their pants completely
below thier draws. Imagine your friend walking into your moms house dressed
like that, wouldn't happen. If you were in a predominitly urban area do you
think the police would care? No, but you can't go out in public like that.
All the remarkable things that we accomplish as a community continue to go
unnoticed because reporters would rather cover urban ignorance than progression.
THE EXCUSE!, "The law is racist", of course it is, duh. We deal
with racism on a daily basis but I won't defend stupidity on the basis of
It's small things like this that allow our liberties to be taken away slowly
but surely. Sagging isn't fresh, cool, or stylish. There are people protesting
this who aren't even registered to vote. Of all the things to take a stand
on sagging?, I'll pass.
Ignorance is normally rewarded with a quick laugh or feeling of relief and
later a devestating loss or pain. Laugh now, cry later I can almost guarantee
it. I wouldn't want my niece, sister, mom, or grandma to have to see this
when they're walking out of a store. It's tacky, disrespectful, and thoughtless.
I remember when loud music was acceptable, neighborhood gathering are now
called loitering, and hustling can be intrepreted as soliciting. If you continue
to give them the fuel you'll lay in the fire.
I could name countless reasons why this law is unacceptable but I won't be
a part of the soothing process for someone who doesn't deserve it. I also
won't continue to give attention to this "problem" because the solution
is very easy. If you're sagging wear a shirt, if you don't have on a shirt
wear a belt, or pants that fit without you tugging on them every second, or
just don't do it in public you're offending too many people.
As racist as this law is if you're downtown in a public place dressed like
this you should get a ticket,...... for stupidity. Would you defend a thief
if you knew the owner of the property he stole it from had more than an abundance
of it? He's
still a thief right? Wrong is wrong, you cant't justify one with another.
Don't let some officer rob you of a productive day for what can be solved
with one second tug. Stop making excuses, and pull your damn pants up!