Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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A Pathetic Law

No sitting on sidewalks.  Great, if you feel dizzy or sick, you can't sit down.  If your shoe comes undone, you can't sit to tie it.  If your toddler crashes, you can't sit to deal with the owie.  I'm sure somebody thinks this is a dandy way to shoo away homeless people, or whatever, but it's going to cause a lot more hassle than it is worth.  The loss of freedom in America is appalling.

Here's an idea: don't visit those cities. And tell them why.

Taking a Stand to Keep Sitting Legal
Randall Amster J.D., Ph.D., Truthout: "San Francisco is poised to become the latest in a string of cities to adopt a law making it a crime to sit on the sidewalk. While it is the case that some of these other cities are known as being among the more liberal in the nation (e.g., Portland, Seattle, Boulder, Austin), no city with such a deep progressive history has sought to impose anything like a citywide ban on sitting such as is being proposed for San Francisco."
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