Drivers aren’t the only ones who could be fined for texting or talking.Now, there’s a proposal to keep pedestrians safe that could set off a national trend.Besides the First Amendment problem obvious in about two seconds to anyone who passed grade school with at least a B average, this is just government busybody bullshit.
Crossing busy Broad Street in downtown Stamford can be a challenge, even if you’re not staring down at text messages on your cell phone.
Texting or even talking on an electronic device may soon be illegal in Stamford CT if a proposal to outlaw ‘distracted walking’ is approved.
Arresting people for daydreaming?
What if you're eating a sandwich?
Talking to a friend standing next to you?
What about this?
If violence is speech, and speech is violence, the assholes who would propose such a law , let alone vote it into being should be dragged out of city hall by the hair, set on fire on the steps of the building, and their ashes thrown in the face of any media who'd condemn the act.
Then go after their families.
And I'm not speaking metaphorically.
It's clearly gotten to the point that it's the only thing they'll understand.