Leave Cable Out Of The Decency Debate

Much of the raging debate over broadcast indecency centers on programs airing on cable networks, which are not regulated by the FCC, since their programming is not distributed over the public airwaves. So why exactly do politicians and bureaucrats think they have any right to interfere with what we watch on channels that use no public resources, accept no public subsidy, and for which the public voluntarily pays on a month-to-month basis?