Standing on Principle
Here’s what bugs me about politics: inconsistancy. Conservatives yell and scream at the mere suggestion of excessive government regulation. They hurl epithets at those crazy liberals who, they say, would have the government raise our children.
But yesterday, the house passed a bill that sent indecency fines for broadcasters soaring, from $32,500 per incident to $325,000. Now maybe indecency isn’t the best thing in the world to have on TV, but maybe these parents who are so worried about nipples in prime time should follow their own advice and take some responsibility. Nobody is forcing your children to watch TV. Nobody says you can’t turn the TV off and have your kids read a book. Or, even less drastic, you could have your kids change the channel to more “decent” programming.
Perhaps I’m way to idealistic for my own good, but do people really have to act so self-servingly? Can’t politicians stand for whatever principle they get behind in campaigns even when its easier to pander to the masses?