$20 Fine for public Profanity

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    Massachusetts town OKs $20 fine for swearing in public

    How the hell does this protect the public. Fines should be for public safety issues not for offensive language.
     
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    Hey, whatever it takes to cover the rent.
     
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    Nanny staters. Unreal. Perhaps next a dress code for being in public. Like uniforms...maybe brown shirts?
     
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    It's just business.
     
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    That violates Free Speech. Polite speech doesn't need protection, offensive speech does.

    If someone doesn't like that kind of language in their private business then they have the right to boot them out, but this concerns Public Areas.

    If the people of that town had brains they'd all get together in the town square and yell "F*CK"!

    What language laws come next? Gotta' stop that sh*t now.
     
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    My sister used to swear loudly in regular conversation at places like Chili's and Applebees. Not horribly loud - loud enough to be heard by surrounding tables though. Sometimes I'd say hey, there are kids at the next table over.

    I don't believe profanity is meant to be part of the polite dinner experience.
     
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    Something we can agree on B; and it shows a deficiency of self respect and emotional weakness (sorry if that includes your sis)
     
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    Well, she did stop.

    When she had grandchildren. :)
     
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    But fines? :confused:
     
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    A symptom of things to come.
     

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