Amid the ongoing — and occasionally tense — debate over how to clean up California's budget mess, lawmakers are trying to tidy something else, almost as unmanageable: our language. Thursday morning, the Assembly approved a ceremonial resolution turning the first week of March into "Cuss Free Week."Now, I usually don't condone the use of four letter words, I am a big believer in the First Amendment.
With the Senate expected to follow suit next week, all Californians will be asked to bite back on four-letter words and a few choice compound phrases. WT (bleep)?, you ask. Don't sweat: Police officers won't be waiting with soap.
While the bill doesn't impose a fine or other criminal sanction and therefore is not a First Amendment violation--I do think that is just plain f---ing stupid.