HELENA, Mont. — Here’s more proof that big government evangelical conservatives have absolutely no respect for the US Constitution.
David Moore, who absolutely does not deserve the title of Representative so we will not recognize him as such on Aiken Area Progressive, is still fuming that nudists have the same exact constitutional rights as every other law-abiding citizen in this country through our living document called the US Constitution.
So, he decided that he would fix that.
He wrote a bill that would most definitely – and rightfully – be struck down by the federal courts on 1st and 14th amendment grounds if passed, that would outlaw female toplessness, public nudity and get this: this law would go much farther than even Indiana, Tennessee and Utah’s unconstitutional indecency laws and a proposal from the Personhood Ohio president on the day of Missoula’s Naked Bike Ride, by outlawing many articles of clothing as well under the guise of being provocative – including leggings, sweatpants, sleeveless shirts, and yoga pants.
The Associated Press caught Moore saying this about yoga pants, “Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway.”
His illegal and unconstitutional bill, known as HB 365, is in response to the aforementioned Naked Bike Ride on August 17, 2014, which was moved up a week from its originally scheduled date of August 24, which would have coincided with National Equality Day. The Naked Bike Ride shared the same message as other activities that happened the following week for the equal rights week.
In Montana, a first-time offense of indecent exposure carries a fine of up to $500 and six months in jail; a second offense could cost the offender $1,000 or one year in jail.
A three-time offender would get life in jail and a possible $10,000 fine.
And he claims that he is doing this to ‘protect the children’, the same nonsensical crap we have heard before.
“I want Montana to be known as a decent state where people can live within the security of laws and protect their children and associates from degrading and indecent practices,” Hill said. “I believe this bill is written preserving that reputation.”
Here is the newsflash, Moore: while it is legal in the US to ban clothing such as Speedos and yoga pants as clothing is not protected under the US Constitution, being naked in public is neither degrading nor indecent – not to mention the fact that no child has ever been harmed or scarred simply because the child saw someone naked in public. Banning public nudity would make Montana a state that defecates on the US Constitution and a state that spits in the face of the soldiers who fought for our freedoms.
And one more thing, bud. CONTROL YOUR CHILDREN, NOT OUR NUDITY!
And to be safe, contact Gov. Steve Bullock (D), a Missoula native himself, and tell him to veto HB 365!