Good Idea, Bad Legislation
Here's what may be the ultimate "nanny state" legislative proposal. A New York State senator wants to impose $100 fines on anyone who crosses ...
Here's what may be the ultimate "nanny state" legislative proposal.
A New York State senator wants to impose $100 fines on anyone who crosses the street wearing an iPod. Or using a BlackBerry. Or playing a handheld video game.
"Government has an obligation to protect its citizenry," Senator Carl Kruger told Reuters. "This electronic gadgetry is reaching the point where it's becoming not only endemic but it's creating an atmosphere where we have a major public safety crisis at hand."
Yes, people should put down their toys while they cross the street. But good luck enforcing such a ban.
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