Blogs 4 Brownback

July 10, 2007

Sam Brownback: Standing Up for Decency

Filed under: Family,Media,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 4:36 pm

Personally, I don’t watch TV, but a lot of America’s children do. So those of us with families and an idiot box need to be mindful of when, what and how much our children watch the “entertainment” broadcast over our shared public airwaves.

It has already been demonstrated that dog hater Mitt Romney turns a blind eye to porn, when it fattens his wallet. We know about crossdresser Rudy Giuliani’s multiple marriages, his pro-abortion stance and his inability even to get his own son’s endorsement. And we all know John McCain is done. While McCain’s campaign implodes, Sam Brownback’s is expanding.

So with two frontrunners questionable (if not undependable) on family, life and decency issues and another old fossil on the way out, what is Sam Brownback doing to uphold standards of decency in America? I’m glad you asked! Brownback Attempts To Restore Decency.

Legislation that would restore regulation of sex, profanity and violence on broadcast TV is scheduled for a vote Thursday in a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

One of the two amendments offered by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., would render moot a recent U.S. circuit court decision that struck down government efforts to regulate indecent content during the “safe harbor” hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The second amendment would give the Federal Communications Commission the authority to prohibit excessive violence from 6-10 p.m. on prime-time TV.

If your senator is listed below, urge him or her to support Sen. Brownback’s two decency amendments when the Senate Financial Services Subcommittee marks up the Financial Services Appropriations Bill on Thursday. If you are a CitizenLink subscriber, click on the link in the e-mail. Otherwise, click on this link.

I’m glad someone is looking out for our families and is working to clean up the cesspool that is called entertainment today. Before I switched off the idiot box and unhooked the cable for good, I had noticed the gradual increase of foul language creeping into television shows, not to mention the rampant sexual innuendo and gratuitious graphic violence.  There has also been a not-so-subtle attempt to normalize “alternative lifestyles,” such as homosexuality.  This trend must be reversed.

As a Senator, Sam Brownback can only do so much. As President he could do more. Who has demonstrated his unwavering support for families and life, all life, more than all the other candidates? Hint: his initials are S.B.

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  1. Thanks for the link, Psycheout. A very worthy cause indeed. It would be a great day in America if we could wrest control of our airwaves away from the Left Coast kooks and New York nutjobs. I could finally let my children watch TV without fear that they’re going to be exposed to homosexual propaganda or the exposed nipple of an aging starlet.

    Comment by Donatello — July 10, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  2. He’s not doing anything about violence on tv, is he?

    So, it’s OK for kids to watch people kill each other, but not to watch people be really, really nice to each other?

    Comment by Skeptic — July 10, 2007 @ 4:59 pm | Reply

  3. Considering all the channel blocking technology and the ability to digitally record family-friendly material, this type of thing sounds more like censorship. And, of course, you can always change the channel or turn the darn thing off.

    Comment by ChenZhen — July 10, 2007 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

  4. Please read the entire article, Skeptic, before opening your pie hole. You’ll find something in there about violence if you try really hard.

    ChenZhen, I understand your reservations, but this is about BROADCAST TV. Cable can still be as profane as it so chooses.

    The public airwaves belong to us. Therefore the broadcast networks are required to conform to community standards. Also, parents can’t always watch (nor would they want to) everything their children see on television. We simply ask that the networks tone down what they broadcast while children are watching.

    That’s not censorship. That’s common sense.

    Comment by Psycheout — July 10, 2007 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  5. Do you keep that oval picture of Sam in your locket?

    Comment by Jimmy — July 10, 2007 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

  6. The really amusing thing is that Brownback´s still below even Gingrich.

    That´s really something to laugh about.

    “The public airwaves belong to us.”

    I don´t see your name standing on it…. THey belong to everybody in the USA, that includes the liberals, of course.

    “Therefore the broadcast networks are required to conform to community standards.”

    Your standards aren´t the standards of the rest of the country…

    Comment by PG — July 11, 2007 @ 11:10 am | Reply

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