Amps are an important part of the hobby which some hams consider almost a necessity. For decades, American hams have been restricted to 1500w PEP on all frequencies unless otherwise restricted. Canadian Advanced qualification operators can operate up to 2250w PEP. Britain allows its Advanced operators only 400w. There is by no means international agreement on operator power levels. Similarly, speed limits are different around the world. In most European Union countries, the absolute highway speed limit is 80 mph (130 km/h). As is famously known, certain stretches of the German autobahn have a "recommended" speed limit of 80 mph. However, drivers may drive as fast as conditions permit. Still, those drivers who survive very high speed collisions above the recommended speed limit forfeit their car insurance benefits. A driver must balance freedom with civil, legal, and lethal risk. For a decade or so Montana experimented with a similar policy, with signs reading "Reasonable and Prudent". In an autobahn vein, I propose that the FCC remove all power restrictions, either carrier or PEP, for Advanced and Amateur Extra licensees. Technician and General operators would still be allowed up to 1500w PEP where permitted. The "recommended" power limit for Advanceds and Extras would still be 1500w PEP. However, higher class operators would be permitted to operate more power if a very high level of spectral purity is maintained. Operators who run <=1500w and knowingly or unknowingly produce splatter and spurious emissions would be subject to much more lenient enforcement than those hams who cause interference with much greater amplification. While an operator running an improperly tuned amp up to or at the recommended power level might receive a series of warnings before gradual enforcement, the penalty scale for those hams running "dirty" amps at more than the recommended power level would be much more severe, with earlier financial penalties. Is the removal of ham power limits possible with the current lack of FCC enforcement? Would the removal of power limits result in a small minority of hams monopolizing the bands? Let me know your ideas and how you'd change the system.