First a legislative committee, by a vote of 10-1, says it’s not a danger to talk on the phone while driving. In fact, Rep. Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, voted against the bill because he feels “anything you do while driving” is a distraction.

There is a huge difference between listening to background music on the radio and talking to another on the telephone about, for example, funeral arrangements.

Nutting should try crossing a busy street sometime and then tell us talking on a cellphone while driving is safe.

Now Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, wants to legalize the use of marijuana, now an illegal drug.

Is there any common sense left in either Congress or our Legislature? I hope so. We’ll see.

David Hayden


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