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?