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Ok, let’s stipulate a couple of things:
Given that there are some very bad consumers who misuse a product, that is no reason to limit my enjoyment of a Chiclet or two.
As a longtime fan of Double Bubble and an avid fan of biggest bubble contests, it really comes down to what you DO with the gum.
So, now they say I will get five spearmint chew sticks instead of nine, or a less potent cinnamon Mentos, or requiring a drop of blood from my first born. It still will not stop me from my breath refreshers. (blood of first born? Yeah, that’ll happen)
Sure, you can pass a law banning being a rude gum chewer, but log it in right next to the one on prostitution. Place it in the file marked: 1920 Prohibition. Oh, forgot where you put it?
Look under R for ridiculous.
Finally, on a serious note, rude people can no longer be regulated by SHAME no more than a person with criminal intent is concerned about the law. Press upon our lawmakers to be realistic by not having a knee jerk reaction ALL THE TIME. Their actions are the same as getting out of a sticky situation by lying; it just makes matter worse.
In short, lighten-up. The Gum is not the problem!