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National Political Do Not Call Registry

techs

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...o_the_do-not-call_rule

Political calls are not subject to the Do Not Call Registry. Do you think this should be changed?

This group is attempting to do a voluntary one;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...ns_for_Civil_Discourse

Citizens for Civil Discourse, also known as CCD is an American non-profit, non-partisan organization that operates a website which accepts Robocall block requests from citizens The block requests have no legal standing, however as of late October 2008, they are voluntarily supported by 3 Democratics and 3 Republicans
 

Thump553

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Unfortunately the right to privacy is not explicitly set forth in the Constitution, which was drafted way before Alexander Graham Bell's time. At best we now have a right to privacy implicit in the Constitution as recognized as the basis of the Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, but who knows how long that case will remain law, especially in this day of homeland security.

Even with a firmly established right to privacy, barring such calls would interfer with political speech, and freedom of speech is probably the single most important right under our Constitution.

My suggestion-invest $15 in an answering machine.
 

Arkaign

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Originally posted by: jbourne77
Only 8 threads on the front page. You're behind.
He brought up a good, valid, non-partisan point. Don't troll here.
 

Stuxnet

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Originally posted by: Arkaign
Originally posted by: jbourne77
Only 8 threads on the front page. You're behind.
He brought up a good, valid, non-partisan point. Don't troll here.
Techs is only necessary if Google, Yahoo, or CNN go down.
 

Robor

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Originally posted by: jbourne77
Originally posted by: Arkaign
Originally posted by: jbourne77
Only 8 threads on the front page. You're behind.
He brought up a good, valid, non-partisan point. Don't troll here.
Techs is only necessary if Google, Yahoo, or CNN go down.
Yeah but this is a P&N discussion forum. ;)
 

Arkaign

Lifer
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Originally posted by: Robor
Originally posted by: jbourne77
Originally posted by: Arkaign
Originally posted by: jbourne77
Only 8 threads on the front page. You're behind.
He brought up a good, valid, non-partisan point. Don't troll here.
Techs is only necessary if Google, Yahoo, or CNN go down.
Yeah but this is a P&N discussion forum. ;)
Yep, and I don't scour the internet looking for political news. I personally hadn't heard of this until this thread, and am now checking into it.
 

StageLeft

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The ONLY thing that should be exempt from the do not call registry is when the police sometimes robo-call a bunch of homes in an area because of a convict they're looking for, NO FVCKING EXCEPTIONS.
 

Dr. Zaus

Lifer
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Originally posted by: techs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...o_the_do-not-call_rule

Political calls are not subject to the Do Not Call Registry. Do you think this should be changed?

This group is attempting to do a voluntary one;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...ns_for_Civil_Discourse

Citizens for Civil Discourse, also known as CCD is an American non-profit, non-partisan organization that operates a website which accepts Robocall block requests from citizens The block requests have no legal standing, however as of late October 2008, they are voluntarily supported by 3 Democratics and 3 Republicans
Exactly my fear whenever you say anyone cant say something to anyone else;

You should have no right to NOT be talked to, that's ridiculous. It's the definition of the abridgment of free speech.
 

techs

Lifer
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Originally posted by: DixyCrat
Originally posted by: techs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...o_the_do-not-call_rule

Political calls are not subject to the Do Not Call Registry. Do you think this should be changed?

This group is attempting to do a voluntary one;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...ns_for_Civil_Discourse

Citizens for Civil Discourse, also known as CCD is an American non-profit, non-partisan organization that operates a website which accepts Robocall block requests from citizens The block requests have no legal standing, however as of late October 2008, they are voluntarily supported by 3 Democratics and 3 Republicans
Exactly my fear whenever you say anyone cant say something to anyone else;

You should have no right to NOT be talked to, that's ridiculous. It's the definition of the abridgment of free speech.
But you should have the right to inform people not to call your home phone.
Calling someone is not free speech.

 

Robor

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Originally posted by: Skoorb
The ONLY thing that should be exempt from the do not call registry is when the police sometimes robo-call a bunch of homes in an area because of a convict they're looking for, NO FVCKING EXCEPTIONS.
:thumbsup: I am to the point of wanting to get rid of the land line (FiOS actually) because I get so much spam. I would estimate over 50% of the calls I get are solicitations. Unsolicited telemarketing should be banned. Period.
 

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