Hey L.A. County, No Cussing This Week!

The first week of March is No Cussing Week in Los Angeles County.  I know what many of you are thinking:  “Those ridiculous Christians have gotten their way again!  Will they ever stop?”

Well, I am not sure if the person behind this is Christian or not, but religion does not seem to be the main motivator for the initiative.  It seems like the primary reason for “No Cussing Week” is to remind people to be respectful to one another in the words we use.  Is that such a bad thing?  I hope it is not only a religious idea.

I am sure many will use the argument that it is a violation of free speech, but it is not mandatory so you can calm down a bit.  It is only meant to bring awareness, not force compliance.  If you must swear, you are still able.  If you do not care what others think or how your words influence others (especially children who hear you), go ahead and do your thing.  It is your right after all.

What do you think about this initiative?  Is it a good one?  Do you think it will accomplish what it intends?

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2 Responses to Hey L.A. County, No Cussing This Week!

  1. Andrew says:

    I have no idea whether or not it will add awareness or just encourage the cussing even more for some individuals, especially those that like to challenge everything. Truthfully, I find the idea a little juvenile. I would also agree that we need to watch what we say and be more constructive and kind but having an official week to promote it isn’t something I’m into.

    I find that people who constantly swear show how unintelligent and limited they really are (or how insecure). When I’m asked about what I think about profanity, I tell them this. I would much rather go about the issue in this way, in a more one-on-one, personal level.

  2. Robynne says:

    While this may not make a major impact, I don’t think it hurts. I think a lot of people don’t realize how much they swear, or how easy it is not to. I go around school and hear people using profanity every 2-5 words. Seriously. It amazes me. I think a lot of people think that it’s normal, but I think having a week where people consciously avoided it, it may change people’s perspective.
    It may not change the world or anything close to it, but I’m sure it will impact a few people. For that reason, I think it’s worth it.

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