Criminalizing sloppy dress

This story comes to us from the “government is a panacea” department.  Riviera Beach, FL is cracking down on the insidious behavior of sloppy dress.

Um, doesn’t it seem pretty obvious that if someone hasn’t enough pride to dress properly, no law is going to get them to do so?  These laws often sound good to puritans and other uptight sorts, but really, the absurdity of all this is readily apparent when you see the mug shots of the people who are caught in this net of stupidity.

Underlying all of this, of course, is the irrational American fear of nudity.  It’s a good thing the U.S. didn’t keep the land it fought on in Italy in World War II.  Otherwise, General Eisenhower might have stopped by to put a pair of pants on Michelangelo’s David.

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