Hey, California, Go Fuck Yourself!
From Fox: "The state Assembly passed a resolution Thursday that would establish the first week of March as "Cuss Free Week" throughout the state."
TAXPAYER dollars went to the State Assembly to pass a resolution with "...no enforcement mechanism" which was "meant to promote greater harmony and connectedness, said Assemblyman Anthony Portantino". But what this did was curtail my freedom of speech, gimmicky or not.
Now, let's review. A constitution is a contract between the governed and the government. If the parties involved are concerned with a issue the contract will specify it's allowed/not allowed status.
"You may not have animals residing at the residence."
"The landlord is responsible for all lawn maintenance."
"You have the right to speak as you wish."
ARTICLE ONE- Declaration of Rights
(a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.
Alrighty, cussing in public isn't going to win you friends and no one is under an obligation to help help you if you call Otto the Human Wrecker "an uptight MotherFucker that has a stupid haircut" and he beats the crap out of you (cause you are responsible for the abuse of your right to free speech. oh, responsibility, you heartless bitch!). Hmmm.. So, does passing a resolution that doesn't include a punishment still violate the California Constitution? I mean, come on, it's just a RESOLUTION! It's no big deal!
But here's the problem. Since when is it okay for the people I pay to make my state run effectively to instead sit around and decide that my dropping an f-bomb is any of their business?
The Fox article mentions the kid that inspired the whole idea, McKay Hatch, a Pasadena teenager, "who started a No Cussing Club at his junior high school in 2007".
Holy crap on a cracker.
But wait, it gets better.
"Hatch, who traveled to Sacramento with his family to support the resolution, said he sees a link between foul-mouthed incivility and other forms of problem behavior, such as drug use and bullying."
So, picture it. The resolution passes and the next day at school Francis the Bully sees a flyer for the California resolution banning cussing. He picks up Little Billy by the shirt front, but stops. He's not sure why. He begins thinking, a new hobby for Francis, and then, BAM!, it hits him. Since he can't cuss any longer, he shouldn't bully anymore either! YES! That was it! He sets Little Billy back on the ground, brushes him off, and then invites Little Billy to the park. They run around all day, holding hands and flying kites! They become BFFs and Francis has a new start to life!
Or maybe he just beats the everliving piss out of Little Billy, 'cause Francis is a jackass, all the while spinning a web of vulgarities because he's a JACKASS!
I mean, really, people. Not only is this a waste of time and money, it's an absolute insult to our way of life and our intellect.
So in conclusion (never use that in an essay, teachers like to take marks for that! well, the good ones anyway) my children hear the f word on a regular basis. Why? Cause it's a word and I'm rasing functioning people not whiney pussies.
Say it with me now:
Kiss my ass you fucking retards.
And do your Goddamned job! They can't balance the fucking budget, won't stand up to unions, refuse to cut spending, but boy when the chance to take a meaningless, but illegal, stand on cussing comes along they won't step back from the hard decisions that come their way!