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The FCC is the single greatest affront to freedom and personal liberty in the history of our nation.
How is that?

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There is this silly thing guaranteed by our Constitution called 'freedom of speech'. The FCC was formed on June 19, 1934 in order to stifle free speech. AFAIK, the FCC's ostensible purpose is to censor interesting broadcasts, silence dissenting political opinion and shelter Americans from dirty words and boobies. Is there something else they do that I'm unaware of?

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Is there something else they do that I'm unaware of?
I think they are in charge of making sure your neighbors toaster doesn't mess with your UHF reception as well.

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I didn't realize they were anti-toast. Another strike against them.

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There is this silly thing guaranteed by our Constitution called 'freedom of speech'. The FCC was formed on June 19, 1934 in order to stifle free speech. AFAIK, the FCC's ostensible purpose is to censor interesting broadcasts, silence dissenting political opinion and shelter Americans from dirty words and boobies. Is there something else they do that I'm unaware of?

Well thats what cable TV is for and they can give their appropriate ratings for the content within.

I dont see how it silences dissenting political opinion nor as a censor. Freedom of speech means alot but by no means is it free or without some "rules". I guess I have a different viewpoint and feeling about what they do.

Maybe you can enlighten myself as well as others how they stifle free speech, censor broadcasts and silence dissenting political opinions.

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The First Amendment theoretically grants absolute freedom of speech, placing the burden upon the state to demonstrate when a limitation of this freedom is necessary. Thus the primary mandate of the FCC is to defy the U.S. Constitution. If you still don't get it, study up on the concept of "freedom". Many Americans don't really know what it means.

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The First Amendment theoretically grants absolute freedom of speech, placing the burden upon the state to demonstrate when a limitation of this freedom is necessary. Thus the primary mandate of the FCC is to defy the U.S. Constitution. If you still don't get it, study up on the concept of "freedom". Many Americans don't really know what it means.

Thats fine and good, maybe the ACLU can help you out when they(ACLU) stop attacking anything related to religion. They did a smash up job in regards to Los Angeles and forcing them to change their logo.....

But you still didnt answer my questions above.

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Here, I'll give you another free push but that's all you get until you cough up tuition: FCC, MB, Political Programming. Pay particular heed to and ponder the phrase "political programming rules"...

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I think it is pretty apparent. Whenever they restrict what can be broadcast, they censor. Their charter is to censor. That is essentially anti-American, especially when the decision making process is entirely in the hands of a very few, guided by a specific special interest group.

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I didn't realize they were anti-toast. Another strike against them.
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