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#1 Posted on 2.3.05 1238.23
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Well, the GOP trusts us to be better able to spend the money that goes to the government in taxes, and to be better able to invest our money than the government to protect our retirement. I'm glad they have faith in the American people to look out for their own well-being and not need the protective hand of government. Why, just look at this story about the GOP wanting to have the FCC regulate basic cable decency. (suntimes.com)

    Originally posted by Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
    Most viewers don't differentiate between traditional TV and cable so they don't know when they might be exposed to objectionable programming


So we trust Americans to invest a trillion dollars in private accounts and not screw that up, but figuring out how to use the parental lock on their tv, how to tell the difference between MTV and CBS, or how to not order cable if they don't want their kids to see "Room Raiders"...now that's asking too much of the public?

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#2 Posted on 2.3.05 1301.57
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Eh, more hypocrisy in politics. There's a total shocker. Wake me when they can draw a line and be consistent (as in pro-life, but anti-capital punishment).
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#3 Posted on 2.3.05 1330.42
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I'm really starting to miss the days when one of the tenets of the Grand Old Party was LESS government bureaucracy. Should the FCC(middle C stands for Communist, not Communication) be strengthened, that means either more federal money to pay for extra bureaucrats, extra money charged for cable, or, the most likely occurrance, both. More bureaucracy being created, the Department of Education still in existance, whatever became of our Glorious Revolution in 1994?
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#4 Posted on 2.3.05 1738.05
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It was pretty funny seeing the guy who sponsored the bill pn FOXNews trying to justify the action.
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#5 Posted on 2.3.05 1751.40
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Eh, more hypocrisy in politics. There's a total shocker. Wake me when they can draw a line and be consistent (as in pro-life, but anti-capital punishment).


#1, as soon as a baby kills someone while in the womb, I am all about executing him or her. Until then, the two subjects have nothing to do with one another. Unless all death is equal to you. I consider the life of a baby (no matter how old) much more important than a murderer or rapist who has dedicated his or her life to the destruction of society.

I do agree that there's no good reason to "rate" or censor basic cable. If you don't want it, slap up an antenna.
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#6 Posted on 2.3.05 2219.28
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#1, as soon as a baby kills someone while in the womb, I am all about executing him or her. Until then, the two subjects have nothing to do with one another. Unless all death is equal to you. I consider the life of a baby (no matter how old) much more important than a murderer or rapist who has dedicated his or her life to the destruction of society.

I would argue that all life is equal. And, no man has the right right to take the gift of life from anyone; be they innocent baby, unfaithful spouse, someone in the wrong place at the wrong time, or even someone who has committed the most heinous of crimes. If someone is committed to the destruction of society, remove them from society but let them live. Just because someone else has no respect for life does not mean their life loses its value. IMHO, life is the relevant issue, not death.
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#7 Posted on 3.3.05 0512.47
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    Originally posted by Corajudo
    #1, as soon as a baby kills someone while in the womb, I am all about executing him or her. Until then, the two subjects have nothing to do with one another. Unless all death is equal to you. I consider the life of a baby (no matter how old) much more important than a murderer or rapist who has dedicated his or her life to the destruction of society.

    I would argue that all life is equal. And, no man has the right right to take the gift of life from anyone; be they innocent baby, unfaithful spouse, someone in the wrong place at the wrong time, or even someone who has committed the most heinous of crimes. If someone is committed to the destruction of society, remove them from society but let them live. Just because someone else has no respect for life does not mean their life loses its value. IMHO, life is the relevant issue, not death.



And I can respect that opinion. I don't agree with it, but respect it. I'm of the opinion that governments are established for the express purpose of establishing society and one of those functions is removing those who break societal rules. I think that a serious infringment of those rules (and, in our society we have defined those serious infringments as murder and a few other serious crimes) can warrent execution. I see a serious difference between accidental death, a personal murder by a person and an execution by a goverment. The first is an accident, the second is wrong and the third is right.

I understand that some folks do not agree that the goverment has that right. It's a difference we'll have to agree to disagree on.
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#8 Posted on 6.3.05 1901.43
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FWIW, Powell has already said that he's against trying to extend the current indecency regulations to cable/satellite TV.

When Mike Powell knows it's going to be an uphill battle, good luck to the GOP.
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