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Vermont bill would ban cellphone use for those under 21
boston25news.com ^ | January 9, 2020 | Joy Johnston

Posted on 01/09/2020 9:40:25 PM PST by grundle

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1 posted on 01/09/2020 9:40:25 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Next step, make social media minimum age of 21.


2 posted on 01/09/2020 9:42:53 PM PST by pepsionice
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I know kids can have problems with phones. Today things are pretty hectic in kid’s lives, and parents want to keep in contact with them about plans changing, or making adjustments to the day’s schedule.

I’m not sure this ban would fly.

As much as parents aren’t real sold on all the things their kids do with their phones, contact in emergencies is still a priority.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.


3 posted on 01/09/2020 9:44:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (The Leftistist media and particularly CNN NEWS should come with a ten day supply of Cipro.)
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To: grundle

18 to 20 year olds vote.

This may not have been such a swell idea for public officials to bite off on.


4 posted on 01/09/2020 9:45:12 PM PST by DoughtyOne (The Leftistist media and particularly CNN NEWS should come with a ten day supply of Cipro.)
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To: grundle

Cant drink or smoke or have a cell phone until they are 21 but they can still vote at 18 and go die for the country at 17? Makes zero sense to me.


5 posted on 01/09/2020 9:51:48 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: grundle

It may already be too late for such a law to take hold.
I’ve seen First Graders with their own tablets to stare at.
One compromise may be Flip phones only for the kids, to allow worried parents some communication.
Walkie-Talkie’s are still around too.


6 posted on 01/09/2020 9:56:53 PM PST by lee martell
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To: grundle
As with every other societal issue, the Dems go for an inanimate object rather than trying to address the HEART of a person.

Pass a freaking bill that is set on BUILDING CHARACTER.

7 posted on 01/09/2020 10:00:15 PM PST by Salvavida
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When cellphones are outlawed, only outlaws will have cellphones.


8 posted on 01/09/2020 10:01:57 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Heaven has a wall and gates. Hell has open borders.)
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To: grundle

Already addressed in an earlier post.

Vermont State Senator John Rodgers, despite having a ‘D’ after his name, is a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment, and VT Constitution Article 16, rights.
He’s pointing out the hypocrisy of our mainly out-of-state reps and their constant assault on our natural rights.


9 posted on 01/09/2020 10:04:46 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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“I have no delusions that it’s going to pass. I wouldn’t probably vote for it myself,” he said. Rodgers told the Times Argus. He said he introduced the bill to make a point. ...

Grow Up...


10 posted on 01/09/2020 10:05:15 PM PST by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0ndRzaz2o)
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Is there no limit on the number of bills each member may introduce?
Or did this guy just waste the opportunity to do something much more meaningful?

On the other hand, a wasted bill going nowhere is probably better than some sincere effort to pass more Feel Good redundancy!


11 posted on 01/09/2020 10:40:22 PM PST by Ex gun maker. (Unconstitutional "Law" is void from inception.....)
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+100


12 posted on 01/09/2020 10:45:52 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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Good post, DoughtyOne.

Too many kids who are too young have cell phones. That is probably the biggest problem.


13 posted on 01/09/2020 10:50:44 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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old people spend their days sitting in smoke playing mind numbing slot games when the should be getting some exercize.........ban that..


14 posted on 01/09/2020 10:53:17 PM PST by cherry
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To: Ex gun maker.

There’s no limit - some prog twit last year introduced over a hundred.


15 posted on 01/09/2020 10:54:53 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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“Pass a freaking bill that is set on BUILDING CHARACTER.”

My thoughts exactly. Banning cell phones? Lame. Please ban divorce, contraception, abortion, non-traditional marriage, pornography, drugs, property taxes, and all vices against the Ten Commandments. You know, just like America did in the 1800’s.


16 posted on 01/09/2020 11:02:12 PM PST by Falconspeed
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To: laplata

I agree. I today’s life, parents and kids are seemingly minutes from catastrophe. If something happens on campus, parents want to be able to contact their kids, and the kids need to hear from them too.

This is a tough dilemma.

Take care. Thanks for the notes.


17 posted on 01/09/2020 11:17:08 PM PST by DoughtyOne (The Leftistist media and particularly CNN NEWS should come with a ten day supply of Cipro.)
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To: GreyHoundSailor

Ah well then, no need to focus on relevancy, sanity, or genuine need.
Here in Nevada we have a limit on the number of bills they may introduce.
Does tend to somewhat limit the absurdities.
We also have short bi-annual sessions to further reduce the damage.


18 posted on 01/09/2020 11:23:22 PM PST by Ex gun maker. (Unconstitutional "Law" is void from inception.....)
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VT should pass as many liberty limiting laws as possible. That bunch of Birkenstock wearing ass wipes deserves all the tyranny that comes their way.


19 posted on 01/09/2020 11:24:07 PM PST by albie
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That would make sense, but we’re too far gone at this point. The flatlander progressives from other states have a super majority, and native Vermonters have lost. Best we can do is move out.


20 posted on 01/09/2020 11:33:02 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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