Federal Regulation of Advertisement Volume?

Today the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act went into full effect which “require[s] commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany.”  Notwithstanding the clear fact that such silly legislation has no constitutional founding whatsoever, are we really at a point in modern civilization where we can rationalize the federal government’s involvement in the volume of our television programming?  I really hope I speak for at least some folks out there when I say that this type of legislation is downright embarrassing.  If this law does not send a clear message that the Nanny State is getting just plain obnoxious, surely nothing will…

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