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Let’s outlaw political robo-calls

October 16, 2012

Here’s one election issue that should unite America:

Let’s outlaw political calls to telephone numbers that are on the “do not call” list.

It was a blow for freedom when the “do not call” option was created, giving citizens the right to use our telephones for calls we WANT to receive.  But in their typical self-serving arrogance, the politicians created an exception for themselves.

In this free-spending election season, the robo-calls are worse than ever — more negative and more numerous.  It’s so intrusive that I have silenced the ringer on my home phone.  I still have to spend time every day screening and deleting the political voice messages.

In the 21st Century, there’s simply no excuse for politicians to exclude themselves from the “do not call” law and continue to invade the privacy of our telephones.

Between print, online and broadcast coverage, junk mail and candidate websites, voters can get all the information they want before making their election decisions.

Don’t have internet access?  Go to a library.

You want to hear the political calls?  Don’t put your telephone number on the “do not call” list.

In the land of the free, citizens should have the right to choose freedom from political calls.   It’s too late for this election, but let’s get this done before the 2014 elections.

One Comment
  1. Mike Ruddell permalink

    Our so called “public servants” always seem to except themselves from things. It is like the term limits idea. They have to be the ones that legislate the limits. Then again maybe pigs will be able to fly in the future??????


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