From the July 1971 magazine.

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FDA, FCC, and Drugs

Commissioner Nicholas Johnson, in his dissent on a decision of the Federal Communications Commission, said, "If the majority were in fact concerned about drug abuse, they surely would not choose to ignore song lyrics 'strongly suggestive of, and tending to glorify,' the use of alcohol, which is the number one drug-abuse problem in this country.

"I do not think it's the business of the FCC to be discouraging or banning any song lyrics. But if the commission majority is really interested in doing something about the drug problem in this country, and is not just striking out at the youth culture, why does it ignore songs like 'Day Drinking"?"

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