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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    So "Government can do whatever it wants"........just say it already.

    To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
    --Thomas Jefferson--Hater of NPR and PBS
    I'm pretty sure NPR didn't exist back in the 1700/1800's...

    Seriously though, you're going to draw that conclusion from that quote?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Nothing could demonstrate the power of true democracy more than the freedom of people to express their desires by spending or witholding funds from a given enterprise.

    Nothing can demonstrate the fear the left has towards true democracy than their need to deny people their freedom to express that choice.
    Then why can't I have my taxpayer's dollars go to NPR instead of to the congressional-military-industrial complex?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    As our Forefathers and Founders turn in their graves.....at even the notion of Government Radio and TV......

    .....I say cut every bloody cent of funding for NPR and PBS.....yesterday.
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    Considering how ardently the Founding Fathers favored education and open debate, I think they would much prefer tax-paid informative public radio available to all the social strata of Americans rather than whatever crap brings in ratings that corporations are willing to shovel like slop to the lowest common denominator in order to get enough advertising to sell their consumerist drivel.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    I don't care about PBS or NPR, other American stations have enough money to run themselves.

    But here in Canada, the CBC is a necessity. If there was no CBC, we'd be quickly over flown with American content and our culture would be completely assimilated in a matters of years.

    So in such a rich country like yours that holds most of the worlds good TV and Radio producers, go ahead, scrap the federal stations. But Canada and other countries need them.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    So "Government can do whatever it wants"........just say it already.

    To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
    --Thomas Jefferson--Hater of NPR and PBS
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    I don't think NPR and PBS were available during Thomas Jefferson's time.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Considering how ardently the Founding Fathers favored education and open debate, I think they would much prefer tax-paid informative public radio available to all the social strata of Americans rather than whatever crap brings in ratings that corporations are willing to shovel like slop to the lowest common denominator in order to get enough advertising to sell their consumerist drivel.
    .....and you think that exists or has ever existed at NPR or PBS?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    .....and you think that exists or has ever existed at NPR or PBS?
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    I hope you realize that NPR and PBS don't control all media, and brainwash people. That's basically what you're implying, and thats stupid beyond all reason.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't think NPR and PBS were available during Thomas Jefferson's time.
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    They were chased out in 1776.......
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    .....and you think that exists or has ever existed at NPR or PBS?
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    Why yes, I do.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    They were chased out in 1776.......
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    If you're implying that NPR and PBS were tbe British, they didn't leave until the 1800's
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