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If you could ban one thing, what would it be?

Asked by bolwerk (9683 points ) January 8th, 2013

You can snap your fingers and ban anything you want. The state will enforce the ban indefinitely. What would you proscribe and why?

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Pachy's avatar

I would ban the use of calling and texting in moving vehicles.

CWOTUS's avatar

Bans.

zensky's avatar

Snapping fingers.

bookish1's avatar

Reality TV is the first one that comes to mind.
I become a little more misanthropic every time I see an ad for a reality TV show. And I don’t like feeling that way.

marinelife's avatar

Assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

jonsblond's avatar

Perfume or small dogs. I can’t decided. What a tough decision. hmm…

Seek's avatar

“Enforce” like the texting and driving ban is being enforced, or effectively enforce?

I mean, is the thing going to be gone, or am I just going to have more reason to complain about something still happening?

If the enforcement is actually effective, my answer is as follows:
“The indoctrination of children below the age of 15 to religion or political identity.”

ucme's avatar

Chubby little country & western singers who look like they pick their nose & eat the snotty contents & then start babblin on about “ma poorly broken heart now ma baby bear has gone left me.”

KNOWITALL's avatar

@ucme hahahahahaha!!!

ucme's avatar

@KNOWITALL She left because of your nasty nasal habits, get over it Doowayne!

Linda_Owl's avatar

Plastic.

Kropotkin's avatar

I’d ban bolwerk. To Guantanamo Bay with you.

tom_g's avatar

leaf blowers

Blackberry's avatar

Hawaiian shirts.

wundayatta's avatar

Ok. I admit it. The first thing that came to mind was: conservatives.

Sigh. I’m not proud of that. But what else can I say? Guns? Country music? Eggplant? Cancer? Various other diseases? Bullies? Terrorists? Marriage? The jelly who hates me?

So many things to ban. Now I think I’d rather ban some other things on the list instead of conservatives. Oh well.

Ok. It’s a tie between bullies and cancer.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Is this a trick question, do I get to ban only one thing, or do I have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice?

rojo's avatar

lite beer

Supacase's avatar

Bullying

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Having re-read the title of the question. If I had one thing and one thing only to ban, I would ban any marriage that was not one man and one woman. God only gave Adam one woman, and Eve on husband, and that was Adam; a male, and Eve was a female less anyone forget.

josie's avatar

Losers

bookish1's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central : Why not just ban homos?

SABOTEUR's avatar

The FDA…

…for trying to ban electronic cigarettes.

SABOTEUR's avatar

@josie What did I ever do to you?

josie's avatar

@SABOTEUR
Why are you selling yourself short?

SABOTEUR's avatar

Oh…I’m short now!?

SABOTEUR's avatar

Just funnin’

bookish1's avatar

@SABOTEUR: For real? I hadn’t heard about that. The FDA is trying to ban them outright??

SABOTEUR's avatar

Hell…they been tryin’ to ban e-cigs for at least 3 years! I’ve been vaping for 4…!

SABOTEUR's avatar

The claim is, electronic cigarettes pose a potential health risk.

???

Uh…cigarettes are a proven health risk. Why no ban on tobacco products?!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@bookish1 @Hypocrisy_Central : Why not just ban homos? Banning them would not stop multiple husbands or multiple wives in a marriage, and that is still outside the design and plan the Mighty I Am, King of kings, and Lord of Lords had for marriage; so simply banning gays is no cure.

Earthgirl's avatar

intolerance and bigotry

El_Cadejo's avatar

Social media sites

filmfann's avatar

Talk Radio, though I would settle on Ann Coultier.

AngryWhiteMale's avatar

Hm. Enviromental pollution, I suppose, or perhaps rampant development.

Nially_Bob's avatar

I contemplated this for a while figuring that most of my choices were too biased, restrictive, or just plain unfair. But I think I’ve settled on one: biological warfare. Outside of producing research that could potentially contribute towards other scientific causes at a later time, I see no benefit to biological warfare.

mattbrowne's avatar

Television commercials targeted at children.

rojo's avatar

@mattbrowne Oh, why limit yourself thus. Why not commercials targeted at people?

mattbrowne's avatar

@jojo – Because we live in free countries. Only children need special protection. Mature adults can make their own choices.

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