Pennsylvanians Now Free to Gratuitously Drop ‘F-Bomb’

Hey, kids! The ACLU and Commonwealth of Penn. say it's okay to fire away, as long as it's "non-threatening!"

Hey, kids! The ACLU and Commonwealth of Penn. say it's okay to fire away, as long as it's "non-threatening!"

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) secured a victory Tuesday for Pennsylvanians who enjoy dropping the ‘F-bomb’ without fear of reprisal from law enforcement officials.

ACLU lawyer Mary Catherine Roper says Penn. state troopers issued “more than 700 disorderly conduct citations for cursing in a recent one-year span, and local police hundreds more.”

Roper claims citizens’ newfound freedom to use expletives in common “non-threatening” conversation will cut down on needless legal costs endured by violators and the court system.

How do you interpret this ‘victory’ for civil liberties if you’re a parent or teacher? Afterall, this is a victory for protecting freedom of speech as prescribed by the 1st Amendment.

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3 responses to “Pennsylvanians Now Free to Gratuitously Drop ‘F-Bomb’

  1. freedom of speech, yo. You should be all about it, NSLF. The tone of this article seems to show otherwise. This website’s idealogy seems to be contradicting at times. On the one hand you say you’re against regulations, and ticketing people for cursing is that. then your caption says “Hey, kids! The ACLU says it’s okay to fire away, as long as it’s “non-threatening!” which seems sarcastic. Then your question “How do you interpret this ‘victory’ for civil liberties if you’re a parent or teacher?” is obviously against the free speech that I would assume you love. Odd.

  2. We like to make people think and especially enjoy it when they make assumptions about our motives for doing so.

  3. Its about f@cking time. To all the nanny state wussies out there EAT ME!!!

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