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County Chairman Rich Crotty wants to ban dancing in new clubs.
February 6, 2001 3:14 PM   Subscribe

County Chairman Rich Crotty wants to ban dancing in new clubs. Assistant County Attorney Joel Prinsell said, "There's no constitutional right to dance with strangers."

Another strange anti-drug law for you.
posted by john (9 comments total)


 
There is also no constitutional right to eat in a public place with strangers. Please desist from using restaurants, as only drug-addled minorities frequent such establishments, and the sanctity of our Pure White Children must be preserved at all costs.
posted by aramaic at 3:21 PM on February 6, 2001


Uh, when did this go from drugs to race? 1st post?
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:25 PM on February 6, 2001


Ohh! I smell a hip, new "Footloose" remake! Let's see, we'll get Freddie Prince Junior to star opposite Mena Suvari with N'Synch and Britney to guest star and...
posted by Hackworth at 5:08 PM on February 6, 2001


The reform movement of the teens in the US tried to ban dancing, because they thought it would lead people to sin and sloth. They mostly targeted social clubs in neighborhoods near factories.

I'm still burned that the Elizabetheans banned bear-baiting, a favorite pasttime of the British lower classes. The war of elites against popular pleasure has been a long one.
posted by rschram at 5:25 PM on February 6, 2001


Just another reason we should give Florida back to the Spanish.
posted by Bag Man at 10:54 PM on February 6, 2001


rschram: it wasn't so much that they banned bear baiting, so much that they invented fox hunting as their private pursuit. Dances With Foxes, anyone?
posted by holgate at 1:38 AM on February 7, 2001


I'm an ex-raver and I can state categorically, that any activity I performed on the dancefloors of numerous raves can never, ever, be construed as dancing

I rest my case.
posted by fullerine at 2:29 AM on February 7, 2001


So would any "bona fide" religious organization [be exempt]

is EVERYTHING in america tainted by religion?
posted by fullerine at 2:32 AM on February 7, 2001


"There's no constitutional right to dance with strangers."

oh, what some people will say to win an argument.

i wonder if this man went home to his spouse, his kids, neighbors, and heard from at least one of them: "that was such a stupid fucking thing to say."
posted by judomadonna at 9:36 AM on February 7, 2001


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