Did you have a cellphone in 1991? Do you even have a landline in 2013? Twenty-two years ago, President Bush (the first one) was the president. We were in the Iraq War (the first one). Arnold Schwarzenegger led the box office with Terminator (the second one). Cell phones were compared by everyone to masonry (bricks) and it cost the gross national product of a small Caribbean island to make a phone call. Congress was doing something in 1991 that they don't do much of today: they were passing laws.One new law was the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, or as known by the acronym-loving legal profession, the TCPA. There was a blight upon the land in 1991 -- telemarketers. The family would sit down to dinner and the phone would ring. The phone seemed to ring all the time and only rarely was it someone you actually wanted to converse with -- sales calls, collection calls, even automated calls were starting to appear. Caller ID was a nascent technology and most houses still didn't have that luxury. The phone would just blindly ring at any time.