"You there! Drop the phone!"
Bay Area fucktards in Califrutopia, like their spiritual brethren on the other coast, now think the role of government is to dictate your conduct as you walk around.
REDWOOD CITY — San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa says he believes banning cellphones in crosswalks will save lives, and on Tuesday, his fellow supervisors joined him in passing a resolution that asks state lawmakers to pass the requisite legislation.As I noted previously here, where does this public jackassery end?
What if you're eating a sandwich?
What if you're daydreaming?
If you can't listen to a phone call, what about iPods? Radios? Headphones? Reading books? Looking at a map?
Should we not therefore ban blind and deaf people from walking outdoors at all, on the grounds that they're ALWAYS unable to pay full attention??
Can banning conversations with someone standing next to you be banned under the same pretext?
Do they think they have a right to command your literal EVERY F**KING MOVE IN PUBLIC???
Shall we not next be forced to bow and curtsy to our all-knowing overlords, by whose express beneficence we may live and draw breath???
And BTW, are these morons completely ignorant of the FIRST AMENDMENT?
And the FOURTEENTH?
There are only two states of being in a crosswalk:
one where you have the right of way as a pedestrian, and one where you don't.
If the former, it doesn't matter if you're tap dancing "Singing In The Rain" as long as you look out for open manholes.
If the latter, we already have laws on the books for jaywalking.
Problem solved, and no additional nanny-state jackbooted thuggery required.
Hear me God: any cop who enforces so much as one ticket for this horseshit deserves to be shot right in the face on the spot, and their families slaughtered with machetes pour encourager les autres. Those public officials so ignorant of basic law and the limits on government purview that they would pass this nanny-statist bullshit should be dragged from their council chambers by the hair, set on fire, and the flames beaten out with axes, pickaroons, and barbed-wire wrapped baseball bats, then their bodies rent into sections while they're still alive and screaming, their heads mounted on pike poles at the city limits, and the other pieces sent to the four corners of the republic as a public warning to anyone similarly inclined.
And I mean that literally, not metaphorically, lest there be the slightest shred of doubt.
They foist this horseshit on drivers under the pretext that highway locomotion is a privilege.
So will they now try and claim that walkers must possess a valid Walking License, subject to state fiat, taxation, and licensure??
If this isn't enough to get people to start shooting politicians who vote for this sort of overreaching crap down like dogs on general principles, and begin stringing them up from handy light poles on sight, then I have no f**king idea what would be considered reasonable provocation and sufficient cause for same.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis