Free Elmo!

Today’s Denver Post publishes some thoughtful letters on “public” broadcast funding.

While my own letter did not make the mix, I though it worth reproducing here:

The Denver Post argues PBS and NPR offer good content that “most Americans” wish to fund with tax dollars. But our nation is established on the principle that the rights of the individual may not be violated by majority rule. Just as “most Americans” cannot rightly prevent an individual from speaking, so the majority ought not force individuals to finance speech against their will. Elmo does not need a bandit’s mask, he needs freedom from political meddling.