It is sexual modesty in the media and in families and in public that is the BEST METHOD OF FAMILY PLANNING AND POPULATION CONTROL, NOT ARTIFICIAL CONTRACEPTION, IVF, AND ABORTION !!
The terror and violence against the Pre-Born has NOT led to a more peaceful and loving society, but to ever-increasing violence in the media, and against women, children the elderly and all people.
This violence-graphic and pornographic addiction is a threat to the republican form of government, which requires the widespread social preference for civility and courtesy, NOT violence and excessive and/or extra-
Article 4 Section 4 of the US Constitution requires and empowers the United States to "guarantee the republican form of government to every State .... and, on application of the Legislature...or the Executive of a State . .
." to protect that state against "domestic violence" -- which includes violence within the household, the womb and the IVF "tube". and against the human embryo-killed to derive embryonic stem-cells.
Hence, just as the Supreme Court upheld the Congress of the USA in the 1890's in admitting Utah into the Union ONLY on condition it forsook and outlawed polygamy (as inimical to the republic form of government), so
Congress has the power, and the Courts have the duty, to guarantee the republic form of government against pernicious acts, displays, incitements and inducements to meaningless violence and especially against
Just as Art. 4 Section 4 of the Constution limited and limits Mormons' "freedom" of religion as far as marriage is concerend, so too does the same Art. and Section limit the public's "freedom" of speech, press, image
and assembly, and both of these reasonable limitations to the First Amendment for the sake of "guaranteeing the republican form of government".
Hence, the following language does NOT need to be placed in the Constitution to be Constitutionally valid.. It can, should, ought and must be an enforceable Act of Congress and/or of the various State Legislatures:
"It is the duty of each branch of government and of every level of government, and every institution, agency, enterprise or person, whether natural or juridical, to protect and foster human life at every stage from the
moment of fertilization/conception to the moment of natural death.
"Congress and the various states and localities shall enforce this act with varying degrees of civil and criminal penalites, concordant with the severity and number of each violation hereof.
“1) Neither written, spoken, nor sung depictions nor graphic images, whether natural or drawn by humans or machines, of meaninglessly violent and/or sexually explicit material or paraphanalia, without any redeeming
social, moral and ethical merit, are protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution, except to the minimum extent necessary to inform about the facts of history, current events, or medicine, or as protected
expression of a licit religion.
“2) Random, casual, universal sexual seductiveness and/or intercourse and/or violence, or displays thereof, have no redeeming social, moral and ethical merit.
“3) The Municipalities, State Legislatures, Congress and the Courts shall define both misdemeanor and felony offenses for violations of this Amendment, and their corresponding punishments, according to the severity
and number of each offense.
“4) a) The President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the then-Justices of the US Supreme Court, shall appoint a Board of pre-publication censorship consisting of an uneven number of Censors, at
least nine in number, as much as possible, evenly divided among men and women, with authority over material from any source, which may be produced, published, displayed, or broadcast across State Lines or from or
to International venues.
b) The Governors of the various States, with the advice and consent of their respective State Supreme Courts, or the equivalent of their State Supreme Courts, shall likewise appoint similar State Boards of Pre-
Censorship with authority over material from any source, which may be produced, published, displayed , or broadcast, in their States, provided that State restrictions be no less restrictive, but may be more restrictive,
than Federal restrictions.
c) The various States shall empower their various local units of government to appoint in each a similar local Court of Pre-Censorship, with the advice and consent of the State and Municipal Judges of their respective
Circuits, provided that local governmental restriction be at least as restrictive, but may be more restrictive, than their State’s restrictions.
“5) This Act is justified by the duty of government to protect the public health and safety from the violence, mayhem, mental illness, sexually-transmitted diseases, extra-marital sexual activity, teen pregnancies,
unwanted pregnancies and unwanted and/or abused children, as well as spousal and partner abuse, which have all been generally increasing since World War I, and particularly since the United States’s involvement in
the Vietnamese civil war.
"6) This Act arises pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the United States' Constitution, which requires the Federal Government to guarantee the republican form of government in each State, and to protect each State
from domestic violence, upon application of the Legislature of one or more given State(s), or of the Executive(s) thereof, in the event the Legislature(s) cannot be convened."
Evidence abounds that meaningless and or cruel violence and sexual violence are inimical ("enemies to") the republican form of government. Such evidence includes the following:
Facts About Media Violence and Effects on the American Family (from http://www.babybag.com/articles/amaviol.htm )
- In 1950, only 10% of American homes had a television and by 1960 the percentage had grown to 90%. Today 99% of homes have a television. In fact, more families own a television than a phone. (1)
- 54% of U.S. children have a television set in their bedrooms. (2)
- Children spend more time learning about life through media than in any other manner. The average child spends approximately 28 hours a week watching television, which is twice as much time as they spend in
- The average American child will witness over 200,000 acts of violence on television including 16,000 murders before age 18.(4)
- Polls show further that three-quarters of the public finds television entertainment too violent. When asked to select measures which would reduce violent crime "a lot," Americans chose restrictions on television
violence more often than gun control. (5)
- A study of population data for various countries showed homicide rates doubling within the 10 to 15 years after the introduction of television, even though television was introduced at different times in each site
- Longitudinal studies tracking viewing habits and behavior patterns of a single individual found that 8-year-old boys, who viewed the most violent programs growing up, were the most likely to engage in aggressive
and delinquent behavior by age 18 and serious criminal behavior by age 30. (7)
- Watching TV has been linked to obesity in children. (8)
- Studies suggest that higher rates of television viewing are correlated with increased tobacco usage, increased alcohol intake and younger onset of sexual activity. (9,10,11)
- Potential adverse effects of excessive exposure to media include: increased violent behavior; obesity, decreased physical activity and fitness, increased cholesterol levels and sodium intake; repetitive strain
injury (video computer games); insomnia; photic seizures; impaired school performance; increased sexual activity and use of tobacco and alcohol; decreased attention span; decreased family communication;
desensitization; excess consumer focus. (9,21)
- Fifty-five percent of children questioned usually watch television alone or with a friend, but not with their families. (13)
- According to the National Television Violence Study, the context in which violence is portrayed is as important to its impact as the amount of violence. The study concluded that 66% of children's programming had
violence. Of the shows with violent content three-quarters demonstrated unpunished violence and when violence occurred 58% of the time, victims were not shown experiencing pain. (14)
- Forty-six percent of all television violence identified by the study took place in children's cartoons. Children's programs were least likely to depict the long-term consequences of violence (5%) and they portray
violence in a humorous fashion 67% of the time. (14)
- The use of parental warnings and violence advisories made the programs more of a magnet than they might otherwise have been. Parental Discretion Advised and PG-13 and R ratings significantly increased
boys' interest in the shows, although they made girls less interested in watching. (14)
- VIDEO GAMES AND CYBERSPACE VIOLENCE
- The Internet, a global "network of networks" is not governed by a government or private entity. This vacuum leaves no checks or limits on the information maintained or made accessible to users. No person or
entity owns the Internet, leaving no one accountable for the accidents which occur on its highways. (15)
- The incidence of violence on the Internet is difficult to quantify because the technology has moved faster than our capability to monitor it. Evidence of violence is anecdotal rather than statistical mainly because
communication on the Internet is private. Reported cases of abuse are relatively infrequent, but as the technology continues to advance, there is potential for great harm as well as great good. (15)
- The Internet could become a stalking ground for child molesters who have moved from the playground to the Internet attracted by the anonymity it offers. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
has documented more than a dozen cases in the last year of cyberspace seduction by pedophiles in which children were lured by on-line predators into traveling to locations hundreds of miles from their homes
where they were then sexually assaulted. (16)
- The Oklahoma bombing suspect obtained a copy of the "Turner Diaries," a book which advocates the violent overthrow of government, off the Internet. Whereas before, one would have had to know exactly where
to look and be pre-disposed to search for the book, the Internet made it easily accessible to a global audience. (17)
- Although there has been less research on the effects of violence in video games and the Internet because they are new and changing technologies, there is little reason to doubt that findings from other media
studies will apply here too. Young children instinctively imitate actions they observe, without always possessing the intellect or maturity to determine if such actions are appropriate. Due to their role-modeling
capacity to promote real world violence, there is deep concern that playing violent video games, with their fully digitalized human images, will cause children to become more aggressive towards other children
and become more tolerant of, and more likely to engage in, real-life violence. (18)
1. Nielson Media Research, 1995
- MUSIC VIOLENCE
- The Parents Music Resource Center reports that American teenagers listen to an estimated 10,500 hours of rock music between the 7th and 12th grades alone - just 500 hours less than they spend in school over
twelve years. (19)
- Entertainment Monitor reported that only 10 of the top 40 popular CDs on sale during the 1995 holiday season were free of profanity, or lyrics dealing with drugs, violence and sex. (19)
- A recent survey by the Recording Industry Association of America found that many parents do not know what lyrics are contained in the popular music their children listen to. (20)
- In September 1995, Warner Music Group bowed to public pressure and announced it was severing its 50% stake in Interscope Records, home to Nine Inch Nails and controversial rap artists Snoop Doggy Dog
and Dr. Dre. Rap artists simply turned to a different distribution network and their CDs continue to hit the stores with lyrics which glorify guns, rape, and murder. (20)
- NOTES :
2. National Television Violence Study, issued by Mediascope, February, 1996.
3. Nielson Media Research, 1993
4. Center for Media and Public Affairs, 1992
5. Lichter, R. S., "Bam! Whoosh! Crack! TV Worth Squelching," The Washington Times, December 19, 1994.
6. Centerwall, BS: Exposure to television as a cause of violence. In Comstock G (ed): Public Communication as Behavior. Orlando, Fla.: Academic Press Inc; 1989, 2:1-58.
7. Dr. Leonard Eron, University of Illinois at Chicago, Testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Communications, June 12, 1995.
8. Dietz, WH and Gortmacher, SL (1985) Pediatrics, 75,807-812; and Tucker, L.A. (1986) Adolescent, 21, 7970806.
9. Dietz WH, Gortmaker SL. Do we fatten our children at the TV set? Obesity and television viewing in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 1985;75:807-812.
10. DuRant RH, Baranowski T, Johnson M, et al. The relationship among television watching, physical activity, and body composition of young children. Pediatrics. 1994;94:445-449.
11. Gortmaker SL, Must A, Sobol AM, et al. Television viewing as a cause of increasing obesity among children in the United States, 1986-1990. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996;150:356-62.
12. Physician Guide to Media Violence, American Medical Association, 1996
13. Statistics compiled by TV-Free America, Washington, DC, April 1996
14. National Television Violence Study, issued by Mediascope, February, 1996.
15. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1996.
16. National Center For Missing and Exploited Children, Arlington, Virginia, 1996.
17. Militia Task Force/Clan Watch, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama, 1996.
18. Robert E. McAfee, M.D., Immediate Past President, American Medical Association, Testimony before House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance, June 1994. Provenzo, Eugene. Video Kids: Making Sense of Nintendo. Harvard University Press, 1991.
19. Entertainment Monitor, December 1995.
20. "An Unbiased Voice in the Word War," The Washington Post, November 8, 1995.
21 Anyamwu E, Harding GF, Jeavons PM, et al: "telephillic syndrome" in pattern and photosensitivity epilepsy: report of three cases. East Afr Med J. 1995;72:402-405.
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Group Sees More Sex and Violence in TV Family Hour
By Peter Kaplan Wed Sep 5, 5:29 PM ET
1. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are being subjected to more sex, violence and profane language during the traditional, early-evening "family hour" of broadcast television viewing, a U.S. watchdog group said on Wednesday.
2. A study conducted by the non-profit Parents Television Council found that instances of violence during family-hour broadcast TV had increased by 52.4 percent since it conducted a similar study in 2001, while the amount of sexual content grew by 22.1 percent.
"In the past six years, the family hour has become even more hostile to children and families," the Parents Television Council said.
The family hour covers programs between 8 and 9 p.m. EDT Monday through Saturday and between 7 and 9 p.m. EDT on Sundays, the group said.
The Parents Television Council examined broadcast programs originally airing during three separate two-week periods of the 2006-2007 television season on the six major broadcast networks: Walt Disney Co's ABC, CBS Corp, News Corp's Fox; NBC, majority owned by General Electric; CW, a joint venture of CBS and Warner Bros.; and
Fox's My Network TV.
Representatives of the networks were not immediately available for comment, but the study was immediately criticized by an industry-funded group called the TV Watch.
TV Watch said the study had used "faulty analysis, biased methodology and suspect omissions as part of an ongoing effort to influence regulators and lawmakers to take family viewing decisions out of the hands of parents and give them to the government."
The executive director of TV Watch, Jim Dyke, said parents had the means to control what their children watched, including the "V-chip" feature built into TV sets that allows them to set controls based upon program ratings.
"Parents need to make the decisions about what's appropriate for their child," Dyke said.
The Parents Television Council said it tallied 2,246 instances of violent, sexual and profane content in 180 hours of original programming on the networks, a number that amounted to one every 4.8 minutes.
It cited "adult-themed" shows that aired during the family hour, such as a Fox program called Bones, and Desire, which airs on My Network TV.
The Parents Television Council said broadcasters also were taking "graphic and explicit" programs originally run in later time slots and re-airing them during the family hour.
Only 10.6 percent of the 208 episodes in the study were free of any violent and sexual content and foul language, the Parents Television Council said.
The group tagged the Fox network as the "worst offender," saying it counted 20.78 instances of violent, sexual or profane content per hour. And it singled out Fox's American Dad as the most objectionable, with 52 instances per hour.
Parents Television Council said CW was the "cleanest" network overall, with 9.44 instances of objectionable content per hour. It said the only shows with no objectionable content were game shows and reality shows, such as NBC's Deal or No Deal.
The Parents Television Council said broadcasters and advertisers had undertaken efforts to "clean up" the family hour shortly after its 2001 study.
"Unfortunately that initial encouragement was short-lived," the group said
Moreover, a longitudinal study of over 8,000 pregnancies in Finland showed the EVEN WHERE ABORTION is,"LEGAL' ,"SAFE" AND "FREE", WOMEN WHO DELIBERATELY HAVE AN ABORTION ARE 3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE WITHIN A YEAR THAN ARE WOMEN WHO GIVE LIVE BIRTH, AND 2 AND A HALF TIMES MORE
LIKELY TO DIE WITHIN A YEAR THAN ARE WOMEN WHO SUFFER A NATURALLY OCCURING STILL-BIRTH ! ! (See: www.afterabortion.org )
Pro-Life = Pro-Live = Pro-Green