A bit more about that whole swearing thing

It looks like our reaction to all that silliness in Middleborough is not unusual.  Even people there are apparently going out of their way now to break the law their town passed regarding profanity.  To me, this is one of those things that illustrate how people go after a symptom and not the cause.  The problem is that young people don’t have a whole lot to do in the town.  That seems pretty obvious.  So how is controlling profanity going to solve the problem?  Believe me, kids will find a way around that, even if the law somehow manages to not get overturned.  It wasn’t that long ago that a principal in Danvers, MA tried to outlaw the kids at his school talking like Beaker, the character from The Muppet Show.


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