Control is a good thing as long as it's not taken to far. I realize the need for keeping the language clean while operating your station, that goes without saying, but can anyone actually control the subject you talk about? Dose the first admendment not cover ham radio too? I made a statement on 2 meter the other day, and not one but several guys jumped on me saying I could get fined or get my ticket pulled for talking about that subject. So...here, I'll throw it out to you and I'll let you deside. I said "There has been a steady decline in popularity in ham radio for a varity of reasons, be it because of cell phone, internet or what ever. And the FCC more than likely made the testing easier, especially the CW to try and generate more interest from the public." Man oh man, a dead frequancy suddenly came alive with "You can't say that, you'll get your ticket pulled" and the like. They were double and triple keying over each other to chastize me, and it went on for a solid 30 minutes. I simply stated what I thought was the obvious. I mean, that's what got me interested. When the testing became easier, that's what perked my interest. It was at that moment, sitting there listening to a frequency of Hams dictating policy to me that I realized the real reason for the decline in the hobby...it's the Control Freaks! They were actually telling me what I could and could not discuss on an Amatuer frequancy. There can be nothing more distastefull to any real American than hearing somebody try to sensor and control your opinion about subject matter. Right or wrong about the subject is not the issue here, freedom to disscuss it is. There will always be Hams out there who think their license is some sort of badge giving them authority to dictate policy as they see it, and threaten to have your ticket pulled simply because they don't agree with you. To them I say, I spent 25 years in the military defending your freedoms, I've paid my dues...what have you done lately?