ResistNet.com Rush Limbaugh has the right to say whatever he wants to say, he does not have the right, though, to do it on publicly regulated airwaves. The FCC has the responsibility to set standards," Sharpton added.
Letâ€™s get one thing straight. They are not â€œpublic airwavesâ€. They are used by the public but are not â€œpublic airwavesâ€ in the sense that Congress has been granted a power to regulate them. Congress has never been granted power to regulate radio transmissions, and until the people have given their consent under Article 5 of our Constitution, by which a power is intentionally granted to Congress to regulate the â€œairwavesâ€, Congress has no power to delegate authority to the FCC to meddle in the transmission of radio waves.
The limited powers of our federal government were summarized as follows:
â€œThe powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.
The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.â€ FEDERALIST NO 45
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