#Media Issues
Media organizations-FCC
United States of America

This is STAND’s campaign wager to enact the FCC to restrict and ban overtly sexual and violent lyrics over the daytime airways. Stand’s concern is for the impact that the message in our music is having on America’s youth.

The United States Supreme Court has three criteria for material to be considered obscene. An obscenity cannot be aired for any reason at any time, and has no protection under free speech laws.

1. It must insight lust in the average individual.
2. It must illustrate sexual conduct.
3.It must be bereft of any intellectual value, as in it is not artistic, scientific, literary, or political. It must be obscene for the sake of obscenity.

To compromise the values of freedom of speech, and society's need for censorship, the FCC rules allow indecent content to be aired between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. local time. This time period is known as the 'safe harbor'.

Singing and music have always played an important role in learning and the communication of culture. Children learn from what their role models do and say. According to Susan Buttross, MD, and chief of child development and behavioral pediatrics at University of Mississippi Medical Center in an article by Web MD stated, “With any type of repeated media exposure, a desensitization can occur that makes dysfunction seem normal.”

We, the undersigned call on the FCC to refrain from allowing the use of obscenity, indecency, and profanity during daytime airways. The Federal Communications Commission has specific rules on obscenity, indecency, and profanity and despite the inherent protection given to broadcasters by the First Amendment, respecting society's response to potentially offensive content is their duty.

“Hip Hop is not just a mirror of what is. It should also be a reflection of what can be.”
-President Barack Obama

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The Message In The Music: restrict and ban overtly sexual and violent lyrics over the daytime airways petition to Media organizations-FCC was written by Johnathan Ashton and is in the category Media Issues at GoPetition.