(any profanity in this post is purely for ****s and giggles)
One of you will end up here next!
I doubt the collective standard would be so prudish to actually believe that profanity is so bad that we need to make it outright illegal to use in public, as case law [AND human nature] has shown time and again it is not an all or nothing, one size fits all thing.
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now if a municipality were to enact an ordinance to assure that the profane speaker can not walk into an establishment such as a grocery store, or perhaps onto a school ground(public or private) and start a cussing rant i would be willing to live with that..
alternatively, the potty mouthed person that is simply in an angry rant could possibly be viewed as being a public nuisance.. to which laws/ordinances should already be in place..
anyway, i believe people can tell a flaming verbal rant thatll set the cat on fire, from someone explaining how god dammed the river so it wouldnt overflow..
its all about the context i suppose..
Using an obscenity in conversation with an adult in public shouldn't be illegal.
Shouting obscenities for all to hear in public should stay illegal at the police officer's discretion, meaning it usually won't be enforced.
Shouting an obscenity directed at a cop is just plain dumb.
They're just words. I cannot believe that there are places where certain words are illegal. How ****ing authoritarian.
and since ive brought airplanes and theaters into the commentary..
additionally i feel that these are of the types of places where the proprietors/owners have the right to excercise their own level of moral tolerance.. such as refusing any speech that would affect other customers/patrons.
i dont think its at all morally appropriate for someone to be cussing up a storm at a playpark full of children, nor in contrast dont feel its appropriate for someone to be reading religious scripture for all to hear while im paying for a good meal at a four star restaurant.
i remember a time when you would not hear the word "damn" on TV(showing my age a bit), but now its a regular adjective/verb/etc. i wonder where we'll be in another 30 years.
its the level of tolerance as time goes on i suppose. often an inch given, but a mile is taken..