Monday, May 04, 2015

Know Your Enemy

"The PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense which fails to deliver any real benefits to children, infringes the civil liberties of people who are not children, and promises to keep the courts busy for years dealing with the interpretational and enforcemental problems inherent in the proposal's design. It is my understanding that in law First Amendment issues are decided with a preference for the least restrictive alternative. In this context, the PMRC demands are the equivalent of treating dandruff by decapitation."

From Frank Zappa's 1985 statement to Congress about the Parents Music Resource Center - just one of the fascinating music-related titbits I came across in the course of a recent proofread.

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