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Lawmaker Wants Ban On Answering Door Naked ACLU: Georgia Bill Would Violate Privacy Protections

POSTED: 3:21 p.m. EST January 16, 2002 UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. EST January 16, 2002

ATLANTA -- A Georgia lawmaker wants to make it illegal for people to answer the door naked.

State Rep. Dorothy Pelote (pictured, left) said that current state law doesn't go far enough -- it only stops people from going outside unclothed.

The Savannah Democrat could get a fight from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The group said that the law would violate the Georgia Supreme Court's guarantee of privacy inside the home.

This isn't the first time Pelote has made headlines for an unusual proposal.

In the past she's introduced bills to ban long fingernails for students and to stop supermarket baggers from licking their fingers.

And last year she told the Georgia House she'd been visited by the spirit of missing Washington intern Chandra Levy.

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-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002


I could see making it illegal Halloween night, but the other 364s should be fair game.

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

One wonders how many times she has had this happen to her.

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

As one LDotter asked, "How else do you get rid of Jehovah's Witnesses?"

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

When I look around at some of my neighbors, I think this might not be such a bad idea. Then again, let the knocker beware.

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

You mean I have to wear clothes!!! heck I thought I was doing good throwing a wrap around on to run out to the barn...hahahahahahha

My best line for the Joh. Wit.

"I see DEAD people, ANd they want you to see them too"...usually that does it...of course I am usually all tussled cause they tend to get me out of bed, and I am pretty scary looking, and I keep looking over my shoulder saying I HAVE ANIMALS" and let them wonder what kind.

(In all seriousness though, I guess they really believe they are doing right by traisping around and preacheing their religion, but I am not changeing now, and don't like to be bothered in the early mornings.)

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

I have a little sign that says "NO SOLICITING - This includes missionaries." It works.

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

Git, I was going to get a sign for the front door, and Dan saidreligion is not soliciting...If I understand you, I can put that sign up, and they should see it and leave?

I usually try to be nice for the first 2-6 times, then I tend to BLOW up, it is NOT a pretty sight, I remember one older little man that got my wrath after repeatedly coming when I had asked and asked to please not come back...I saw him pull in and come up to the door, and I HAD it...I threw open the door, and SCREAMED at him..WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE>>GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE...NOW. AND DO NOT COME BACK....

he has never been back, he probably has passed over by now..and I have always felt bad about my actions that day. now I just as nice as I can... say, please don't come back, my religion is very private to me, and I wish to keep it that way...USUALLY..this works.

being out in the "boonies" we do get alot of solicitors, from selling snuggles, and beef, and fuller brushes!..heheheh

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

I pried off the front doorbell. That discourges about 70% of sales people.

One time, I was reading in the living room with the front door open, but screen door locked, and I heard two little kids on the porch. One said, "They should get their doorbell fixed."

I yelled, "If I wanted people bothering me while I'm resting, I would."

Then I heard a adult male say, "Sorry. C'mon kids. NOW!"

He was pretty weirded out over the no doorbell deal in a fairly nice neighborhood.

I have experimented with signs. It seems like some of those who bother me can't read or can't read English. Most of the time, I just ignore the front door. Friends come to the back door. REAL friends call or email me, first. I don't have a lot of time to drop whatever I'm doing just to chat.

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2002

Door-to-doorers are persistent here. If the front doorbell doesn't work (took mine off too, need a new one, no round tuit), they bang on the door. This being small-town south, they often use the side door anyway. (Most don't have back doors unless on a corner for easy accessibility of friends and neighbors.) I'm still weirded out by people coming to the carport door. Anyway, back to soliciting. I consider religious folks religious solicitors. They ARE soliciting--my soul or presence at their particular church (and it's not just JH's and Mormons around here, they're all at it). However, they have told me they're not solicitors, so that's why I added the missionary bit. The little sign is just small enough that they can't read it until they've climbed the six front steps. Ha!

I do want to get a battery-operated outdoor intercom. Can't do the wireless thingie that you wire into the doorbell wiring because you have to do something to the transformer which is buried under insulation in the roof somewhere. I hate being bothered. In New Orleans I got so sick of it that I had this sign: "If you're not courteous enough to call me before you come over, I'm not courteous enough to answer the door." Yes I did! And it was out there for years.

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002

Here's a sign for the carport door, OG:

"If you got this far, you're trespassing. Police have been summoned and your photo taken."

My parents' doorbell went all screwy for some reason and it started shocking people. Unfortunately it finally broke. This was during my curious phase of 'how things work' LOL.

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002

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