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We call for an end to the unconstitutional abuse of taxpayer funds paid to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The Constitution guarantees each American the freedom to hold his or her own viewpoints and to be exempted from supporting views we do not agree with.
The use of public funding to support PBS is a violation of this principle because it forces taxpayers to support viewpoints alien to their own.
And this notwithstanding the argument that PBS is "objective." The definition of objectivity in this case is, paradoxically, purely subjective.
A good quick test of the objectivity of PBS is to compare the commentary and reporting presented thereon with that of non-public talk radio and the most popular cable TV news station supported by the public in a purely voluntary manner--i.e., via their loyalty as listeners. The viewpoints are starkly divergent, as anyone can observe. Hence we see that PBS is far outside the mainstream in its viewpoints.
In fact, if it were squarely within the mainstream of opinion--mainstream being defined as majority opinion--no one would consider it "necessary" to tax anyone to pay for this. Clearly, majority opinion is already well represented in the free market offerings.
And even if one argues that it is precisely this minority viewpoint that needs to be protected, that argument is false since no one anywhere has censored the minority and the minority is therefore not in need of any special protection.
Therefore, let the Constitution prevail in 2 ways:
1--protecting the minority viewpoint by continuing NOT to censor it, and
2--protecting the rest of America by not forcing us to pay for viewpoints we do not necessarily accept.
We, the Undersigned, therefore petition our government to cease and desist from this unlawful practice of obliging all American taxpayers to support alien--or any--viewpoints by appropriating taxpayer funds for PBS. We specifically call for a new law that would make PBS a privately funded enterprise reliant on its own ability to satisfy the free market for news, whether biased or unbiased. We specifically demand herewith that PBS be defunded and its assets sold on the legitimate free market for broadcasting, as this is the only American way.

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