In New York the trademark jingle of the iconic ice cream truck has been silenced.
In Sacramento you have to use your inside voice on a thrill ride called the Screamer.
And in Murpheesboro, Tenn., the city council implemented a body odor ban on its workers. Forget your deodorant and you could be breaking the law.
With more and more schools and local governments telling people what they can't do these days, some say America has become a nation of bans.
"Bans are the easy shorthand way for people to deal with problems or ideas they don't like, or actions they think are too dangerous for folks," said Kevin Keenan of the ACLU. "And too often, it slips quickly into the absurd."
--From an ABC News report August 18, 2007
What do you think will get banned here next? What can we do to stop and reverse the trend?