So Congress wants to ban loud TV ads. I personally have no problem with loud TV ads. It’s the idiots who are on television in between the ads who are too loud for me, so I watch none of it.
Well, I did watch election night coverage once, back in 1982. And I sometimes join my wife in watching Big Ten football or basketball.
The bad part is that sometimes I’m inflicted with television noise in public places where it doesn’t belong: MacDonalds, the jury waiting room, hospital waiting rooms, gas stations. THAT is a public health hazard and it is offensive.
When it comes to banning things, I usually prefer social controls to federal government corruption and bureaucracy. But if government can’t get over its urge to ban things, it should channel its energies in a useful direction. It should ban TV in public places. Governments already ban smoking in hospitals and retail establishments. What’s the point of doing that and allowing a public health nuisance like TV?