There is no doubt that the cell phone has revolutionized the way people live. The device is used in several ways from playing games to navigation and communication. People of all ages can be seen staring blindly into its screen pumping information into their minds. While missing the most obvious of things around them. At the dinner table teens and adults alike are engaged in their worlds, yet they sit a few feet apart. The cell phone has its advantage and its troubles. There needs to be a balance. There needs to be common ground as to who should have them and why they should have a phone.
This debate rages at all levels. It can be found in the classroom and the Oval Office. It is such a hot topic that one senator from Vermont wants to make his point by proposing legislation that would keep young people under the age of 21 from ever owning a cell phone. John Rodgers has even voiced penalties if a young person is even caught with the phone. He wants to see young people fined a $1,000 and jail time if they are found using a cell phone. Once again the demonic Democrats are trying to control the lives of the private citizen.
The bill that he has proposed states that “In light of the dangerous and life-threatening consequences of cellphone use by young people, it is clear that persons under 21 years of age are not developmentally mature enough to safely possess them.” He is assuming that people under the age of 21 are not responsible enough to use the phone. By his admission, anyone that is not an adult cannot be trusted to use a simple electronic device. And yet there are young people under the age of 21 that are designing and programming the next generation of devices.
Young people are more in tune with how to use devices than most adults. The problem for young people is just a lack of self-control, but that is something that everyone struggles with. The sad senator’s point is found in what he has stated “The Internet and social media, accessed primarily through cell phones, are used to radicalize and recruit terrorists, fascists, and other extremists. Cell phones have often been used by mass shooters of younger ages for research on previous shootings.” Rodgers bases his bill on the premise that all internet usage is bad. He believes that the internet exists for the training and recruitment of would-be terrorists. But the real reason for this insane bill is based on controlling others and their lives.
He believes that cell phones are too dangerous to use like that of tobacco usage and firearm purchases. The bill goes on to say that the “General Assembly has concluded that persons under 21 years of age are not mature enough to possess firearms, smoke cigarettes or consume alcohol.” This is coming from a bunch of Democrats that struggle with the basic concepts of less is more. This means that the less control a government has over certain aspects of life the more life will grow and prosper.
In another statement, Rodgers silently admits that he is even having second thoughts about the validity of the bill. He has stated that “I have no delusions that it’s going to pass. I wouldn’t probably vote for it myself.” What he has just stated is that he would only vote for his bill if it will be widely accepted. Now, this just does not sound like a man looking out for what is best for the people. It rather sounds like a pathetic little man that is more concerned about popularity that the country.
His silly bill is already being bashed by people that would have otherwise supported him. In one case it was stated that “I think people need to think about what liberties they’re willing to give up for safety. My position is that no good can come from taking rights from good people.” The only thing that would happen is making people mad, and they would begin to hate the integrators.