telemarketers suing

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Jul 28 17:10:18 MDT 2003


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At 02:43 PM 7/28/2003, you wrote:
>I just saw an article at foxnews.com saying a trade organization for
>telemarketers is suing the government over the do not call list.  They're
>saying this is a violation of the first ammendment.
>
>Wrong.  They have a right to say whatever they want, but they don't have a
>right to be heard.  I don't have to listen.  We have a right to say we
>don't want to be called by them.    I have a right to say whatever I want,
>but I don't have a right to try and force you to listen.  Broadcasters have
>the right to put advertisements in the chrome plated crap they broadcast,
>but we have the right to turn off the tv or radio during the commercial or
>fast forward through the commercial if its on tape.  They don't have a
>right to force us to watch or listen to an annoying commercial.
>
>I hope the courts that hear this lawsuit have enough sense to tell the
>telemarketers to shut up.

In addition, their rights end with their equipment. I pay for my phone, not
them, so it is my choice who I wish to allow to use it. They can call me
any time they want if they install and pay for their own phone in my house.
However, that does not mean I have to answer it plus I also expect them to
rent space in my hose to store it..

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