Ok, this made a big stir a short while back so I won’t spend a lot of time ranting on it, but I just heard a story on NPR talking about a new ad campaign in San Francisco that warns about the dangers of crossing the street while distracted. …Duh! Well actually, I believe PSAs are a much better way of getting this message across than passing a law forbidding the use of handheld devices in crosswalks like that politician in New York tried to do. I understand that avoidable street collisions can strain our already over taxed medical system but I feel that there is a bigger issue at hand. Are we creating laws that just serve the stupid while over regulating the rest of the population? Are we in fact diluting our gene pool to a point where people who don’t deserve to breed are saved long enough to put ill equipped progeny on this earth? I understand that it is a constant battle to keep the public safe from new dangers that evolving technology present but sometimes we have to defer to COMMON SENSE. But where to draw the line? Are we just creating a society of idiots that natural selection would have eliminated generations ago? If I’m not smart enough to look both ways before I cross the street and need laws to protect me from myself, do I have the common sense needed to raise children? I argue no. We’re talking preservation of our species here people.