House vote on censorship bill today!
House switchboard: 1-800-962-3524
From The Liberty Committee:
Can your favorite radio talk-show host be fined $500,000 every time
he expresses an opinion that is labeled "hate speech?" Can you also
be fined $500,000 when you call in and agree with his opinion?
Are the political elite in Washington the ones we want to give such
unchecked power and control?
Our country's founders thought not. "Congress shall make no
law...abridging the freedom of speech...." The Founding Fathers
might not have imagined radio or television, but it is precisely
because they could not have imagined everything the future would
bring that they established timeless principles.
The U.S. House will vote on the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act
(H.R. 3717) [Thursday] afternoon. We strongly urge a "no" vote on
this dangerous legislation. To send your message, go to
This House bill actually raises the fines tenfold to $275,000, not
$500,000. (A Senate bill raises the number to 500K.) The House bill
being voted on today also makes it easier to close down a station
for "indecency," and authorizes FCC to make "indecent" stations run
more Public Service Announcements -- aka government propaganda.