Why must we (being the government) pass laws to protect people from their own stupidity? We have an overpopulation problem–I say we let the stupid people kill themselves off with their idiocy and be done with it. Survival of the fittest and so forth.
I’m talking specifically of the idea in. If someone is too caught up with their phone conversation or Top 40 playlist to pay attention to what’s happening around them, then they deserve to be hit by a car.
I’m all for making talking on a cell phone while driving illegal, because that’s not protecting you from your stupidity, it’s protecting the people around you that you’re going to crash into all because you couldn’t wait the five minutes until you got home before you called your grandmother to wish her a happy birthday. That law would protect other people, and so I’m all for that. But if you need a law protecting you from yourself, you should stop and wonder if it’s really worth it.
Another thing I can’t stand is people going deaf from their iPods. They actually want to sue because their hearing is now impaired from listening to their iPod too loudly. They say it’s Apple’s fault for making the volume go to such a high decibel. Hey, here’s a suggestion–don’t turn the volume on your iPod that high. It’s like the old joke: A patient enters the doctor’s office and says, “Doc, it hurts when I do this,” and the doctor says, “Well, then don’t do that.” It’s not rocket science.
Someone should put those people in a crosswalk with an iPod. Problem solved.