Regulations long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. For many years, a large area of radio regulation has developed based on a consensus that it predominately concerns technical aspects of radio signal interference. Few persons are able to contribute to deliberations thus organized. Yet centuries of conversation and experience have explored, in ways deeply relevant to everyone, the meaning of interference and freedom. Now interactive, broadband and ubiquitous communications, which undoubtedly will depend heavily on radio, are expected to reshape personal activities and relationships. Radio regulation should no longer be a field ruled by a reason inaccessible to most persons. Now is the time for radio regulation to recognize, as most persons do, revolutionary ideas about government, persons, and freedom.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence remains relevant.