Today’s Boston Herald takes the legislature to task for focusing on stupidity, specifically, legislating stupidity.
In an editorial titled Driven to Distraction the Herald correctly points out that the legislature’s newest, biggest activity is an attempt to ban text messaging while driving and that the state already has laws that prohibit reckless driving.
Hello? Anybody home? How about spending some energy on the budget problems? Why not take up and quickly kill the casino bill? Legislators focused on safety may want to focus on things like 550 bridges labelled “structurally deficient” or a mass transit system that doesn’t function well or perhaps the murder rate? Maybe some time should be spent on any of Governor Patrick’s proposals that appear to have a brick wall?