Sometimes it takes a big person to stand up and say, "No!"
It takes an even bigger person to listen to the big person that's taking a stand.
The community and its government have been grappling with taking a stand on an issues and listening to either side of the problem.
And over the past two weeks people have been taking different approaches to solve Shreveport's latest problem: sagging pants. People have written letters to our newspaper. Others have posted their concerns on the various stories written about the isssue and some, perhaps the most brazen of concerned citizens, have taken their issue right to the decision makers on the city council.
The majority of people say, at least from what I can tell, they are tired of looking at boys and girls with their pants drooping. But some of those folks didn't think making sagging pants illegal was necessary. I don't think so either.
I don't think anyone was listening.
But it happened anyway and now we're going to have to deal with the consequences. I just hope the four people who voted for this know what we're getting into.