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Help Fight the Indecency Fighters (sticky)

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 03/28/2005 @ 10:16 pm

Fighting indecency complaints, fighting groups like the Parents Television Council, doesn’t mean you’re advocating for prime-time smut. It doesn’t mean you’re a pervert. It doesn’t mean you hate America.

It means you believe in free speech. It means you know how to turn your television off. It means you don’t want a group of mobilized politicos to determine what is or isn’t suitable entertainment for you and your family.

So fight it. Speak up.

Help us help you fight.

SpeakSpeak is entirely volunteer-run. We’re as grassroots as it gets, baby. We’re building a coalition of people like you who are fed up with government censorship (un-American), right-wing intolerance (un-Christian), and general cultural idiocy (un-Smart).

Help us.

Support SpeakSpeak. It only takes $5, or $10, or $whatever. And it’s a donation that matters.

Regardless of your ability to donate, speak up now!

Ask incoming FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to stand up for free speech.

In 2004, the FCC fined broadcasters over $8 million for indecency violations. But in recent months, the FCC denied over 40 indecency complaints filed by groups like the Parents Television Council.

In order to give life to this trend of sensible action on the part of the FCC, you need to speak up.

If you don’t, who will?

It takes approximately 42 seconds.

Speak up now.


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  1. Congratulations on your mention in today’s Washington Post. Those of us concerned about the abuses of our constitutional freedoms, whether by the “indecency” forces, the “religious” right, et. al., NEED to make our voices heard loud and clear.

    Keep fighting the good fight!

    Comment by RhodeKill — 3/26/2005 @ 4:16 am

  2. I am sorry to say that America has become the bastion for the people who believe everything should be kept under cover(s). I have spent 24 years in the military trying to keep Americans freedom and freedom of speech from being deleted. It seems that it will be for nought, yes parents should have a say in their childrens viewing of televised shows. That is what parents are for, but they must not relegate it to the government. We as parents should tell our children what and when they should watch, or is that method too old fashioned for you? Let us not become a nation of puritans, let us learn from the old country, Europe where they believe sex is natural and cussing is done , not needed but a human reaction.
    A bared breast, creates no shock waves, only ignites the question was it pretty or beyond its sell by date. In the final run, it is the parents who should control the remote control, not the government, there are enough ways to prevent certain channels from being watched, but parents are too lazy now and leave it up to the government. Votes count, mais non? Peace.

    Comment by Anselmo — 3/26/2005 @ 8:32 am

  3. Thanks for putting up this site. Loud voices and small minds are trying to convince the FCC and politicos that freedom of speech and expression must be “regulated,” and that adults are unable to choose between material for adults and homogenized pap. If you don’t want your children watching adult material on television, don’t let them watch it, and keep them away from Shakespeare. Are our troops serving to support freedom or repression?

    Comment by Warren Brown — 3/27/2005 @ 12:12 pm

  4. I wouldn’t have known your website existed had I not read the Washington Post article today.

    The truth is, the extremist Right Wing element of the Republican Party is scaring even Republicans. There can be no doubt whatsoever that the gradual increase of the religious ideologues and free speech censors are worming their way into every branch of our government. Witness their successful attempts at stripping all mention of evolution from public school textbooks to be replaced with Creation Science and Intelligent Design exegesis. The biblical events contained in the Book of Genesis may yet become the sole, and accepted science in our public classrooms.

    Their not-so-veiled antipathy toward the First Amendment can be read in almost any of their diatribes against our US Constitutional liberties and freedoms. They continually harp on the phrase that the “separation between church and state is only a myth.” As they continue to push to erode our liberties and as long as voters keep buying into their snakeoil and punitive form of government, we may all witness the collapse of democracy in our own lifetime.

    We had a chance on November 2004 to reverse the totalitarian drive to weaken and destroy the laws that have served our country’s citizens for over 219 years. If this dangerous trend cannot turn around in 2006 we will have lost it all.

    Comment by Richard A. Stitt — 3/27/2005 @ 12:19 pm

  5. we have lost enough rights,just one more example of the get out of peoples lives doubletalk from the new republicans.they sure dont sound like the repubs of the past

    Comment by dave — 3/27/2005 @ 5:05 pm

  6. I laugh when I hear the United States described as a free country. This country has become far more restrictive than many countries on Earth. The role of government is to protect lives, property and our freedoms! That means education. It also means punishing those who take away our lives, property or freedoms. We are supposed to be an INTELLIGENT group of people that are allowed to decide for ourselves what is right, wrong or desired. It is NOT the government’s role to “protect us” by enacting laws that restrict freedoms, etc. The problem is that a few well organized groups have led this ‘cause’ while we weren’t looking. A site/group like this has been needed for way too long. Thank you.

    Comment by George — 3/28/2005 @ 6:18 am

  7. I am quite sick of the Conservatives defining what should be viewed as objectionable. Certainly just as bad, if not worse than the purveyors of smut are the mouthpieces of hate and the merchants of lies and misrepresentation, Can we write letters in the tens of thousands objecting to such bottom dwellers as Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly and Ann Coulter? Why should they have carte blanche to coarsen the public discourse and turn brothers against sisters, neighbors against neighbors? I find the politics of hatred and division far more violent, objectionable and destructive than a brief flash of booby or Howard Stern’s potty mouth.

    Comment by Ann — 3/28/2005 @ 1:25 pm

  8. Thanks for fighting the good fight. How can the government tell me what I can watch or listen to? Is this Big Brother coming true? Its insane!

    Comment by MUSCLE13 — 3/29/2005 @ 2:59 am

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