Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Nanny Government To The Rescue!

Children. Stupid children who need to have every aspect of our lives dictated to us. That's how government sees us, especially the fascist liberals. The latest example of their dictatorial impulses is the Ban Proposed On Cell Phones, iPods In Crosswalk" in the wake of a couple of pedestrian deaths in New York of folks listening to their iPods in traffic.

A state senator from Brooklyn said on Tuesday he plans to introduce legislation that would ban people from using an MP3 player, cell phone, Blackberry or any other electronic device while crossing the street in either New York City or Buffalo.

NewsChannel 4 reported that Sen. Carl Kruger is proposing the ban in response to two recent pedestrian deaths in his district, including a 23-year-old man who was struck and killed last month while listening to his iPod on Avenue T and East 71st Street In Bergen Beach.

"While people are tuning into their iPods and cell phones, they're tuning out the world around them," Kruger said. The proposed law would make talking on cell phones while crossing the street a comparable offense to jaywalking.
In place of common sense - didn't our parents tell us not to listen to our Walkman while riding our bikes in the street? - the government is overreacting in typical fashion to a insignificant problem by proscribing behavior for all of us.

As if we're children and they're our nannies.

The infantilization of America contines full speed...

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