“Today It’s Pajamas. “Tomorrow It’s Underwear. Where Does It Stop?”

A Louisiana parish commissioner wants to stop people from wearing their pajamas in public. Caddo Parish District 3 Commissioner Michael Williams told The (Shreveport) Times that he decided to push for an ordinance to ban wearing pajama pants in public after he saw a group of young men at a Walmart wearing pajama pants – including one man whose private parts were revealed.

“If you can’t (wear pajamas) at the Boardwalk or courthouse, why are you going to do it in a restaurant or in public?” Williams told the newspaper. “Today it’s pajamas. “Tomorrow it’s underwear. Where does it stop?”

Williams said he would sound out fellow commissioners in February on a possible no-PJs ordinance. The commissioner said violators should perform community service instead of going to jail. Defining what constitutes pajamas of course is going to be the hard part of any such legislation. Williams suggested the proposed ordinance could include garments sold as sleepwear in department stores.

Shreveport already has a fashion law on the books. Last year, the city reported 31 violations of a no-sagging law – no pants below the waist. Offenders received misdemeanor summons.

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Corey McCarren

Today, I posted on a blog about how I generally dislike the slippery slope argument. This is why! If someone doesn’t care about how they look in public its their own business and nobody is forcing me to associate with them if I don’t want to. That neighbor who mows his lawn in his boxers and without a shirt, however…