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Judge Strikes Down Florida's Anti-Saggy Pants Law

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Nobody is going to take away your gun, impinge your free speech or tell you to pull up your pants. You're an American.
Saggy Pants demonstrators celebrate the end of Florida's law against low-hanging pants.

Saggy Pants demonstrators celebrate the end of Florida's law against low-hanging pants.

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A Florida judge has struck down a Rivera Beach ordinance that prohibited anyone from wearing pants below the waist to expose skin or underwear.

Under the rule, which city lawmakers enacted by overwhelming majority, low riders were cited $150 for the first offense, $300 for the second.

Less than 20 people were caught with their pants down. But when a 17-year-old took the matter to court, he became a hero to skateboarders and others who flaunt their right to dress like imbeciles.

In this photo, boys from Rivera Beach show the world they're proud to Americans. And if Lee Greenwood could work this right into one of his patriotic songs, I'm going to start buying his albums.

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