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Fashion Police Thwarted: Sagging is Legal

It may look ridiculous, but in the United States, it's protected by the Constitution. That's right, folks! Sagging - the strange customs of wearing one's pants below one's waist (and sometimes butt) is legal:

You have the right to look ridiculous.

A Bronx judge has thrown out a summons issued against a Bronx man for wearing saggy pants, finding that "the Constitution still leaves some opportunity for people to be foolish if they so desire."

Judge Ruben Franco said that although Julio Martinez may have offended the fashion police with his low-hanging and underwear-exposing pants, his manner of dress didn't deserve a ticket from a cop.

"While most of us may consider it distasteful, and indeed foolish, to wear one's pants so low as to expose the underwear . . . people can dress as they please, wear anything, so long as they do not offend public order and decency," the judge wrote.


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"the Constitution still leaves some opportunity for people to be foolish if they so desire."

he got it backwards. he should have said:

"the Constitution does not authorize the government to punish people for being harmlessly foolish if they so desire."

remember, people, the constitution does not grant rights, it restricts government.
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