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Legislating Away Freedom

Geoffrey Segal
February 18, 2005, 7:28am

Fortunately, the Virginia Senate killed the "droopy drawers" bill that would have imposed a fine on anyone that showed their underwear in a lewd manner...State Senator John H. Chichester added "I have my own personal thinking about people who walk around with their skivvies hiked up above their navel and their pants down to their knees, but legislating that freedom away is a very serious undertaking." Too bad the good senator doesn't think that invoking huge tax hikes on the citizens of Virginia is the same as legislating away their freedoms. Last year, "Chi-taxer" introduced a $4 billion tax hike plan.


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