If one Florida legislator gets his way, “Big Brother” will no longer trample the freedom of Floridians to enjoy a good old fashioned dwarf tossing contest.
Rep. Ritch Workman (R) has filed a bill to bring back “dwarf tossing,” the barroom sport imported from Australia in which drunken patrons, quite literally, toss little people around to see who can throw them the furthest.
“I’m on a quest to seek and destroy unnecessary burdens on the freedom and liberties of people,” Workman told The Palm Beach Post. “This is an example of Big Brother government.”
“All that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get,” he added. “In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?”
That does not, however, mean that Workman thinks dwarf tossing is a respectable practice. He told the Post that he finds the practice “repulsive and stupid,” but said that “it’s none of the state’s business if somebody wants to do this.”
Florida banned dwarf tossing in 1989. Bars can be fined $1,000 for hosting dwarf tossing events.
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