More Clown Ethics: The County That Banned Bozo

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An alternate title was “The County Run By People So Ignorant Of The Constitution That They Think You Can Tell People How To Dress And Who Will Be Easy Pickings When The Democrats Decide To Ban What They Decide Is “Hate Speech,” but I thought it was a little too long.

The mass Ethics Dunce in question is Mississippi’s Kemper County, which in response to the evil clown hysteria embarrassing the nation almost as much as the evil Presidential candidates hysteria, enacted a clown ban this week, forbidding people from dressing as clowns until after Halloween. Anyone caught in public wearing a clown costume, mask or makeup will face a $150 fine.

This is, of course, ironic, since any elected officials voting for such a ban are, by definition, clowns themselves.

County supervisors president Johnny Whitsett justified this overly broad law and per se violation of the Constitution as a matter of public safety because, he said, people “could react badly if they get scared by a clown in their yard.” Wait: how does my wearing clown shoes and a red nose in my yard scare someone in their yard?

Boy, I can’t wait until I am retired, rich, and at leisure to go down to future Kember Counties and get arrested for being dressed like Bozo.

In these tiny, trivial, stupid examples of elected officials proving themselves ignorant of our rights and protections are the seeds of the destruction of American liberty.

Meanwhile, non-government entities, which are legally free to reject the principle of free expression but not ethically free to get away with it, at least on this little corner of the Internet, have revealed their own censorious clown DNA. Target, for example, has removed clown masks from its stores and website. “Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online,” the Big Box chain announced through a spokesman.

This is consistent with the current reasoning of the increasingly totalitarian left on guns and other commodities, that if a small minority of citizens abuse a product or right, the rest of us have to do without. Again, I look forward to my future career as the Ethics George Soros, funding nation-wide Scary Hair Dryer User  hoaxes to see if Target will ban hair dryers too.

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9 responses to “More Clown Ethics: The County That Banned Bozo

  1. I agree with most everything you argue in this post but dunno. Clowns. Way too creepy for my tastes. They freak me out.

    jvb

  2. junkmailfolder

    “Boy, I can’t wait until I am retired, rich, and at leisure to go down to future Kember Counties and get arrested for being dressed like Bozo.”

    I’ll bet if someone started up a GoFundMe, they could get plenty of money and volunteers to get an army of Bozos sitting outside the county building.

  3. Wayne

    I think the morons that came up with this law watched too many Stephen King movies when they were kids. Maybe if I was two I’d be scared by some guy dressing up in a goofy clown outfit. But now it would be trick or treaters wearing Hillary or Trump masks.

  4. luckyesteeyoreman

    Jeez, the happiest face I can put on the clown ban is that (1) the ban-makers meant well, (2) it’s for a good cause (they’re obviously thinking of the children), and (3) the ban is proactive, to head-off any rising-up of some clow… somebody, who will sue for damages from cultural appropriation.

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