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March for Our Lives: Sensible Teen Cell-Phone Control

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Eleven teens die every day from texting and driving according to AAA. Texting and driving accounts for 1.6 million crashes and over 330,000 injuries each year, says the National Safety Council. One out of every four car accidents in the United States is from texting and driving.

In the streets of America, constitutionally ignorant children and their painfully partisan and stupid parents are advancing a nationwide movement to restrict liberty or reduce or repeal Constitutional rights in the name of keeping kids safe.


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So, let’s keep them really safe. Let’s take away their cell-phones. Americans don’t have a constitutional right to own a cell phone.

By contrast, less than 500 people die each year from rifles and shotguns.  In fact, if you eliminated shotguns, rifles are the cause of fewer than 300 deaths each year in a country of 325 million people. Most of those deaths are accidental, criminal, or suicidal, with a fraction the result of so-called, mass-shootings.

You do have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms … a right that “shall not be infringed.” Despite arguments and myths to the contrary, that right is rock solid, individual, and essential.


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If the argument advanced by children in our street is that we must keep them safe, the next nationwide march for our lives should be to take from children their cell phones.

Here’s the great news, we don’t have to repeal any Constitutional Amendments or limit any Constitutional rights to limit cell phone sales to people under age 25. That change would reflect the same analysis of maturity and responsibility used to limit rental cars.

In fact, why do parents buy these instruments when they know that they may lead to the death of their child, or someone else’s children? Your child is far more likely to die from a texting-related car accident than in any kind of shooting, let alone a school shooting.

American children long survived without these cell-phones, and statistics prove they are safer without them now.

Indeed, the United States of America thrived as the world leader without children having cell phones. We won two world wars, without kids having cell phones.

We will save thousands of lives and tens of millions of dollars in property damage by restricting cell phones sales and distribution to children. We might even teach them how to interact socially with people too. We will slow down kids from exchanging illegal kiddy-porn, surfing the net for highly addictive adult porn, and from sending inappropriate messages and images to each other and the public.

Of course, the altleft’s anti-Second Amendment movement has nothing to do with children other than using them as props and puppets. This is a movement to disarm America, reduce liberty, and for the first time in modern American history, reduce civil and Constitutional rights.

It is a movement to put the power of rationing liberty and security into the hands of politicians and the government. The altleft’s movement is an invitation to civil war. It’s unserious, unworkable, and un-American.

The anti-Bill of Rights movement is not a thoughtful effort to protect and save innocent children. If it were a “March for Our Lives,” it would have been a march to ban cell phones from children and end the practice of abortion.

Instead, the left wants to take your guns and leave your security to the government.  That is a concept that not one founder ever endorsed.

This isn’t a movement to make America safer, it is a movement to make America less American. The Americans are not buying this fraud and will never accept this movement.

Prepare to fight.

Richard Kelsey

Author: Richard Kelsey

Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.

He is a trial Attorney and author of the new book on higher education, “Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition is Creating a Debtor Class”

Rich is a former Assistant Law School Dean and Law Professor. At Mason Law Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP, drawing on his expertise as a former CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud.

Before returning to private practice, Rich taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation.

He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV. Rich has appeared on hundreds of stations as a legal expert or political commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL.

Rich also writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com.

In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.

His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.