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Letter: Raise phone texting age to 21

Posted: March 19, 2018 3:57 p.m.
Updated: March 20, 2018 1:00 a.m.

If students and other anti-Constitution minded persons are truly interested in safety, there is one proposal that has not, as yet, been considered. With many people texting while driving, disrupting classes or meetings by use of phones, and generally not paying attention to anything else but a phone, would it not be logical to prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from having a phone capable of texting?

We could make them turn in their text-capable phones with little or no compensation (as being proposed by some states for firearms  as well as the age of 21 to purchase). You may consider this confiscation, but is it not what is being proposed now for firearms -- and not just for those under 21? In fairness also, the age of selective service registration corresponds to the age of purchase of a long gun all if the government can justify not letting you buy a long arm until 21, it is only sensible that they cannot loan you one for the length of service. To make a more even field, all  females should be required to register for selective service. This would help to achieve equality that so many want.

To many crying foul, at no time did I suggest that no phones be allowed, only that  text-capable phones be prohibited.


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