Kill off the FCC

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  1. Father Time
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    Father Time I'll be Still Alive

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    With all the the devices parents can use to keep their kids from seeing bad thing on TV (V-chips, cable filters, parental controls, the god damn off button), is there any reason why we still need the useless pile of trash known as the FCC around? How is this censorship of nudity (and especially swearing) not a blatant breach of the 1st amendment? Why do we need government prescribing what is and isn't appropriate for TV?
     
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    I agree ... we haven't needed the FCC controlling content for a long time, and the worst thing is they only control content because they can. Sorry for this, but I also have to add this song:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDPT0Ph5rA]YouTube - Family Guy - The Freaking FCC[/ame]
     
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    Sorry, I thought this thread was kill off KFC.

    NEVER!!!!!

    KFC is proof that the world can know peace, who else has ever united the cooking of a racist Confederate coronel and African American gangs?

    KFC should win the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Or at least be spared from the humiliation of winning a Grammy.
     
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    I know! Let's put KFC in charge of the FCC!
     
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    I wonder why no one's defending the FCC? Surely there must be someone here who thinks the FCC is needed.
     
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    I know there are many who want the FCC to remain in power, even on here, just they can't justify it now. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I've never had a problem with certain forms of censorship, but I can't figure out how the FCC exists under our Constitution.
     
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    It isn't constitutional as it is, it was however not suppose to be able to dictate content. Originally it was just suppose to make certain broadcasts did not infringe on other frequencies and copyrights. Censorship should be the sole choice of the privately owned networks, what they choose to air and what they do not, but parents got lazy and decided that the TV should be the babysitter, so they ignored the constitution and gave the FCC godlike powers over the networks so they wouldn't have to watch their kids. I know, I was raised by the TV, and it sucked.
     
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    Who else would control bandwidth so we don't have tv/radio stations stomping all over each other?
     
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    As I said, that's what they were suppose to do, but they overreached and took over. We can start another commission for that specific purpose, and make certain this time it doesn't get away with trashing the constitution.
     

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