---- Thomas Jefferson--Hater of Liberals
"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare,Broadcasting that is unswayed by any personal profit motive is clearly a public good. Unfiltered information that is not controlled by the whims of wealthy owners is an essential service in a culture like ours where so much information is presented to prove a point, rather than simply to enlighten. Publicly controlled media, that is, controlled by all of us instead of some of us, is more reliable. Congress creating a public program to promote the general welfare is quite clearly their prerogative.
and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare,
they may take the care of religion into their own hands;
they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish
and pay them out of their public treasury;
they may take into their own hands the education of children,
establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union;
they may assume the provision of the poor;
they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads;
in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation
down to the most minute object of police,
would be thrown under the power of Congress.... Were the power
of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for,
it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature
of the limited Government established by the people of America."
----James Madison--Father of the Constitution--Hater of Liberals
Clearly the Left's bastardized interpretation of General Welfare is 100% different than what the Founders and Forefathers intended.
Begin making excuses.....now.
Im sure all 7 listeners would somehow survive........Also, not every area in the U.S. has the propulation to support commercial radio - they have PBS to keep them informed. Ironically, these areas are more than likely conservative and without funding these small NPR stations would go dark.
Yeah.....like China......Iran......North Korea...........NPR helps support our democracy and I think the better question would be "Why shouldn't we support them?" All freedom loving countries have government sponsored radio.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.