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September 23, 2015

We’ve all done it.  Spit out our gum in a parking lot.  Okay, maybe we don’t all do it.  I certainly don’t, but you probably do, and I’m willing to bet virtually all of us have stepped in cast-off gum at one time or another.  It’s exasperating!  All gooey and stretchy and sticking to your shoe… there ought to be a law! What you do in the privacy of your own home is your business but if you stick your ABC (already been chewed) gum to the bottom of a public table, you ought to be shot.   Well, maybe not shot, that may be a bit over reactive with a gun, but still it should be punishable. 

What about passing more restrictive gum laws?  That sounds good in theory, but here’s the thing.  It won’t work.  If we’ve learned anything from the history of law-passing we’ve learned that upstanding, law-abiding citizens are not the problem. If there were a law against improper gum disposal you can bet very few conscientious people would break it.   Decent people uphold th...

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