Jim Carlin’s new bill he drafted to “create a working group to study the impact of technology on children’s cognitive function”…”The bill passed unanimously in the Senate” and Jim is “ confident Governor Reynolds will sign it into law.” Shall taxpayers pay for this working group? How many hours will they “study” this “problem”? When do we know when they are done? What does the Iowa Legislature plan to do with this information? Will you write a bill on how many hours kids can use technology once you decide what is best for them?
This is an issue for parents, not the Legislature. There was a time when people called reading novels a waste of time, especially for young women. Technology is not to blame; it is the content of that technology. One can watch porn or learn a new recipe, one can watch shows on vanity or learn scientific concepts. If anyone is reading your article they are using technology. Like with anything there is choice involved.
This bill is an example of one of the many ways that our lawmakers waste our tax money. I only can hope Iowa will wake up and hold these lawmakers accountable. There are many real issues our lawmakers have completely avoided like the stolen election yet fritter away their time and our resources on issues like whether or not people can sell raw cow’s milk. Like it was ever the Legislature’s job to make a call on that. Goodness, next you’ll be writing bills on how much sugar I can borrow from my neighbor.
Freedom and liberty are about people being able to choose for themselves. If a law does not stem from the laws of God, then it is based only on human pride and need for control over the lives of others. Being a great lawmaker calls for wisdom.