In the realm of the absurd, the government at nearly all levels takes the cake. The nanny state is not just a euphemism. It exists because a bunch of people sitting somewhere in a government building decide to control people’s lives even more.
“I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
Those are not soothing words and now a legislator in New Jersey believes texting while walking is dangerous enough people should go to jail if they do it.
Pamela Lampitt, an assemblywoman from New Jersey has introduced legislation that would ban people from texting while walking and disallow pedestrians on public roads from using cell phones and other electronic communication devices unless they are hands free.
The penalty? Up to a $50 fine and 15 days imprisonment or both.
Is this really something the government should be involved in? What do you think?