My wife and I have had our phone listed on the National “Do Not Call” list ever since the first day that it was possible to sign up. In many respects, it has been wonderful.
What I don’t like is that the legislators who wrote the law that authorized the list made one very huge exception. An entire BLOCK of people is immune from any punishment for breaking this law. Who are these . . . . jerks?
Politicians and political pollsters.
Oh, and the reason I am specifically bringing this up right now? The last 6 days IN A ROW (yes, do the math – that includes a national holiday weekend!) I have answered the phone to a robo-call voice (the same one, no less) telling me that “The following is an important political survey that will take just a moment . . . .” The honest truth is, I have no idea what comes next, because I always hang up. IMHO there is no such thing as an important political survey – and NOBODY has a right to know in advance who I plan to vote for in November – or even IF I will vote in November.
If there was any one thing that we seriously needed to have a national referendum on, it would be the question of forcing US politicians to play by the same rules they make for everyone else to live by.