Wednesday, July 18, 2007

In Brattleboro, It's About the Children

After an emotional debate, during which a 10 year old girl broke down in tears, the Brattleboro Selectboard approved a temorary ordinance against public nudity by a 3-2 margin.

The full report can be read here.

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3 comments:

Elton said...

That's sick. Vote one for the Dictatorial Majority.

Rick said...

I have to wonder if the child's parents put her up to that performance. It's a shame her parents taught her to fear the human body.

Nearly everyone quoted seemed to feel that naked people might actually pose a physical danger to their lives. The proceedings appear to have been driven by emotion rather than logic. We can hope that cooler heads will prevail in 30 days but I have my doubts. Bad laws are hard to undo.

Mike said...

Are you sure she didn't cry because public speaking is the #1 most feared thing for humans to do? (We fear that more than death, apparently.) It's a lot of pressure when there's an entire room full of people looking at you! At her age, I'm pretty sure I would've started crying too...

But if she cried from the nudity, then she has a long stressful life ahead of her...