Cheering Against Absurd Laws
The morality police are on the job in Texas, represented by a state legislator who wants to protect Texans from salacious high school cheerleaders.
His bill would order state education officials to investigate any school-sponsored performance that is "overtly sexually suggestive."
What constitutes "suggestive" cheering no doubt depends on the imagination of the observer. Perhaps Texas legislators who are nagged by impure thoughts at the sight of a pom-pom squad would be better served by averting their eyes at halftime.
This commentator suggests that Texas should regulate cheerleaders in the manner it regulates steriod use among high school athletes: leaving it up to each school to decide what (if anything) to do.
Weatherford lawmaker Phil King tried to file a bill demanding steroid testing for playoff athletes. School officials lobbied against it.
Nice to see that the Texas legislature has priorities.
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