Swear in public? Pay $20 fine

Jun 12, 2012 Full story: WDTN-TV Dayton 91

Residents in Middleborough have voted to make the foul-mouthed among them pay fines for swearing in public.

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#2 Jun 13, 2012
Gloop!

“R3V01U7!0N”

Since: Apr 10

Denver, CO

#3 Jun 13, 2012
What a bunch of bullshit ;-)

“1943-2013”

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#4 Jun 13, 2012
I';d go broke in an hour.

“Jody”

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#5 Jun 13, 2012
The cuss jar?

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#6 Jun 13, 2012
The term "profane" originates from classical Latin "profanus",considere d sinful, and a direct violation of The Ten Commandments.

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#8 Jun 13, 2012
that is crazy. I would have to buy a binky!

“Bagging groceries....”

Since: Mar 12

is child's play :)

#9 Jun 13, 2012
I am both for this and against this and I will tell you why:

First I am for it because I live in a military town and nothing irates me more than to be sitting in a diner and in walks soldiers in full uniform to be seated at a table next to me and my children. We are forced to listen to nothing but foul language the entire dinner, most commonly F@$k and Bas@$d seem to be their favorite words. Now here is my problem with that. These men and women take an oath to protect and serve at all cost. That should include the children of this country as well. They should always be wary of their language and what it does to the innocence of children. There is no reason a parent should have to explain to a child what the word Basta#d means to a child over the dinner table because a soldier is yelling it over a joyous meal with other soldiers. There is nothing about that which is protecting or serving our country. A soldier is on duty twenty four seven, and if they believe they have off hours, well if they are in that uniform, they are representing the branch of military they are serving and should act as such. If they don't wish to act as such they should change to civilian wear before dining.

Now on to the reason I disagree:

I am retired military and because of that, I firmly believe that we all have the right to freedom of speech. However, having said that, I also believe that when we abuse another's right, we lose our rights. It is just a matter of respect folks, use common sense, if you see children present, tone it down. Adults can handle that sort of language and maybe some children hear it at home, but not all children do and some parents would like to keep it that way until their children get old enough to understand what some of those words mean and how they are properly used.

“Gone in 16 seconds”

Since: Nov 10

Santa Barbara, CA

#10 Jun 13, 2012
That's fcukin' bullschit. Best $40 bucks i've spent!

“Gone in 16 seconds”

Since: Nov 10

Santa Barbara, CA

#11 Jun 13, 2012
Basically this is the governments way of 'taxing' us to speak freely. Hidden in the guise of a fine. What a load of schit. Ah craps, Another $40

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#12 Jun 13, 2012
This will eventually be overturned as similar laws have been found unconstitutional in other parts of the country.

“Never summon "Anything" ....”

Since: Feb 11

..... you can't banish, lol

#13 Jun 13, 2012
As a mother, I approve. I have had to take my children and leave places because some people can't control their language in public. If you are surrounded by adults, run your mouth all you want, but why should young children have to listen to filth at such an early age.
Some people have no class.

“Gone in 16 seconds”

Since: Nov 10

Santa Barbara, CA

#14 Jun 13, 2012
We were children once. Being an adult, we know well enough children will adapt to swearing in everyday talk. Weather they be 6 or 16, they will swear in adulthood anyways. Swearing these days has no foundation for punishment as it has become part of mainstream talk and much more tolerated in modern times as opposed to say 15-20 years back.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Jun 13, 2012
The Gloop wrote:
Gloop!
$20 bucks!!
hmmmmmm

Santa Fe, NM

#17 Jun 13, 2012
Dust N Bones wrote:
We were children once. Being an adult, we know well enough children will adapt to swearing in everyday talk. Weather they be 6 or 16, they will swear in adulthood anyways. Swearing these days has no foundation for punishment as it has become part of mainstream talk and much more tolerated in modern times as opposed to say 15-20 years back.
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so true, nothing like hearing my 3yr old grandson chirping 'fcuk you and oh chit', he has adapted well. sad thing is that this is the language he picks up from my daughter and son in laws language around the house. my daughter did not grow up hearing that from me or her Mom.

“That is Just Weird...”

Since: Jul 07

San Francisco

#18 Jun 13, 2012
fcuk...oh sh!t bam.-$40

Since: May 12

Bristol, UK

#19 Jun 13, 2012
Why don't they just go ahead and issue gags. Better still make it no talking in public, like a library, sshh!
Orchidgrl

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#20 Jun 13, 2012
I hate swearing and all, but uh, ummm, what about "Freedom of Speech". I wonder how long before all our rights are gone, being eroded away little by little.
Orchidgrl

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#21 Jun 13, 2012
hey what happened to "freedom of speech"? Not that I enjoy hearing profanity, but little by little it seems all of our freedoms are being eroded away

“Under New Management”

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#22 Jun 13, 2012
The Gloop wrote:
Gloop!
You're safe The Gloop, the fines are only printed in English, Spanish, And Tagalog.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#23 Jun 13, 2012
Oh, what the #*&$!!@*&%$!!!!$%^%
Wow..I feel better!

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