Comments about ‘3 easy steps: Tell the FCC how you feel about TV decency’

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Published: Sunday, April 14 2013 7:49 p.m. MDT

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bob j
Maryborough, 00

There is an old saying of "Give an inch and they will take a mile." How true it is and it is just the case in THIS instance.
Another case is that where the ice can be thick and strong, little by little it melts -- until ?????
A family with clean thoughts and ways can survive, but the one with hardly noticeable continued impure habits is doomed.
This has applied to all past nations as well. While at their peak of doing the right thing, each in turn lived well -- BUT !
Which road is the USA prepared to tread ?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

There's and old story about a couple brothers who had differing Ideas of their fathers plan, too.

I'll leave the choice to those in control of their own TV's and radios, not those who want someone else to decide for them and their family and yours and everyone else, what is appropriate for them.

We are not a nation of 7 year olds, quit trying to sterilize everything to the moral standards of the dark ages.

Toodleoo
South Jordan, UT

The last thing we need is more sexuality and vulgar cursing during prime time. Save it for late night and weekends!

The argument of "just change the channel" doesn't work either- you don't know to change the channel until you have ALREADY heard the cursing and seen the nudity! You are already exposed, and that is something many parents avoid for their children and for themselves. There is no need for this during "family time." Later evening, late night and weekends are already fair game for more adult entertainment, isn't it? And no, I'm not a prude, but I believe no young child should have to hear vulgar language and nudity when watching TV with their family. They just aren't mature enough to handle it yet, nor should they have to be. And quite frankly, I want to be able to enjoy a TV show without nudity and vulgar cursing as well. I have a right to that as well!

Lavey Hawaii
Kalaheo, HI

My friend wrote "As a concerned parent and citizen, it is my STRONG request that the FCC decency standards NOT be relaxed. I do not want my children nor myself to be exposed to nudity or profanity on TV. If you approve relaxing the standard, my family and I will stop watching TV and stick to DVDs that we know meet our standards for decency. Thank you for your time and consideration." I ditto her words and add mine, we need to save our children and future generations from inappropriate behavior and teach them it is not alright to be use vulgar language or act in a vulgar manner.

Who needs it?
WX, UT

Just one more reason to NOT watch broadcast TV. There is lots out there that is good. Let's turn off the smut! Who needs it!

sprywolf
Salt Lake City, UT

I agree that the standards should not be relaxed. If anything the could be tightened up a little. I would have sent my opinion to the FCC, but I'm not comfortable on having all of my personal information available to the public.

nmsunshine
ALBUQUERQUE, NM

As I went to the FCC website to make a comment I decided to do some investigating and upon reading about the chairman and one of the commissioners is stepping down. I find this interesting, in light of the direction in which the FCC is headed. The chairman and the commissioner who are stepping down were originally appointed by President Bush.

I would encourage all who can to submit complaints. The FCC needs to know to what extent they are facing much opposition due to recent decisions. The link to follow can be found in this Deseret News article.

manelioness
Nampa, ID

We are already exposed to far too much when it comes to TV shows, internet and advertising. I feel that I can hardly watch TV without my ears or eyes burning due to what is being shown and what I hear. I am an adult and feel this way. Imagine our poor children that are growing up faster than is necessary because of what they see and hear. My point is this: It's already bad. Let's not make it worse.

TryingToBeLikeJesus
UMATILLA, OR

Here's what I sent to the FCC!

The decency and modesty has declined so TERRIBLY ALREADY in this country! TEENS are having BABIES.. TEENS are Raping Teens..TEENS AND KIDS are even becoming Addicted To Pornography.. SMUT Mouthed KIDS are Running Rampant! WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU THINKING!!??? Do NOT Make Matters WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do NOT Allow More Nudity and Language on our tvs!!!!!!! I'm an Adult and I CAN'T stand what is allowed already myself!

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