In politics, the problem with spoofing people is that there are always the clueless types who will take you seriously.

Case in point: the Vermont proposal to "ban" cellphones for anyone under 21.

As reason.com explains, the point here was to tweak politico who ply fast and loose with civil liberties in the interest of pandering to the "nanny-staters."

Go straight to the source, Sen. John Rodgers (D–Essex-Orleans):

"I have no delusions that it's going to pass. I wouldn't probably vote for it myself," Rodgers told the Times Argus. He added that the Vermont legislature "seems bent on taking away our Second Amendment rights."

A joke? A troll? Consider that a number of states have banned smoking and purchase of firearms for under-21s. Many schools have banned cellphones. It's a clever troll except for the fact that some nanny-staters will no doubt take it seriously.

So...let's put it to you: should cellphones join smoking and adult bookstores in the "adults only" section?

[Source: Reason online]