Tuesday, March 08, 2005

More chipping away at the First Amendment

So much for being the party of smaller government:

... two key GOP leaders last week were talking about expanding it. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, told reporters he wanted to extend the agency’s control over “indecent” speech to cable and satellite television. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, his House counterpart, said he also might support the idea.

What a load of crap. What part of "Congress shall make no law..." is so damn difficult to understand. I agree with the sentiment that an awful lot of content on TV and radio is foul. But more Federal regulation administered by unelected bureaucrats in the name of protecting the American people isn't the solution. If people find something offensive -- especially on a service they pay for each month -- they can turn it off or change the channel.

This just goes to show you that like the Democrats, Republicans are statist control freaks at heart. Each party just likes to regulate different things. The Dems want to regulate stuff like guns, race, and business, while the Reps want to regulate what you do with your genitals, what you watch or listen to, and what substances you can put in your body.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nah, they both want to controll everything.
Just wait till the parties merge into the Democratic Republicans.