Thursday, May 05, 2005

Took a moment to take a stand...

Took a quick break from the move chaos to take a new stand for freedom in America.

There's a new political group called TV Watch which firmly opposes government regulations over all TV content and encourages parental responsibility instead of censorship. This is to counter the continual screed from pro-censorship groups like the Parents Television Council and their leader, L. Brent Bozell, who have bullied and wormed their way into controlling the Federal Communications Commission, essentially turning it into the Federalist Christian Censors.

Of course Bozell and his brood are already screaming about this group, calling it a "network-bought hired gun". Well that sounds very familiar...

A little over a decade ago, I joined in a lawsuit against the Communications Decency Act. The unconstitutional and anti-American law faced three lawsuits from literally THOUSANDS of individuals and a wide variety of corporations and organizations involved with computers and telecommunications. And yet the pro-censorship groups at the time were saying that these lawsuits were filed by the ACLU and the porn industry.

The CDA got eviscerated by the courts because of an organized counterattack, and hopefully the PTC's new push for censorship will also be eviscerated by this counterattack.

The time has come to pick a side in this "culture war", folks. Pro-freedom or pro-censorship. I made my choice for freedom years ago.

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