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Taking constitutional rights seriously during COVID-19 pandemic Government is only valid when it respects individual rights that the U.S. Constitution

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Andrew P. Napolitano referring to the year 1803 is referring to the Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison, 5 US 137, 177. (1803) that stated: “Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and, consequently, the theory of every such government must be, that an act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void.”
 

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But Solus... because we don't follow the Constitution then we have state media which produces fear etc...
alas, the newspeek/social media isn't state sponsored, that stated, the circular argument that the constitution allows "free speech" yet you may not yell 'fire' to incite disturbance of the peace is alive & well in this country.

therefore, surely there must be some civil responsibility shown by or imposed on newspeek/social media which will mitigate known affects to/on this country's citizenry from 24/7 broadcasting of woe is us, shock & awe, death and despair, terroristic activities, etc., coverage... all for newspeek/social media's monetary gain!
 

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march 2019 quote:
it’s expected that Trump will, for the third time, propose eliminating all federal funding for public broadcasting — zeroing out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the entity which then distributes those funds to support public radio and television stations.

He did it in 2017. He did it again in 2018. And both times he failed; the Republican-controlled Congress funded CPB anyway. Given that Democrats now control the House, the chances of Trump getting his way on Take 3 are even more remote.

Why has Congress protected Big Bird so far? Or, to put it another way: Why have two branches of government controlled by the same party treated funding for public media so differently?

Just about every member of Congress has a public radio or TV station in his or her district; any transition from rhetoric to reality would be felt back home.

Remember that PBS-sponsored survey that found public TV was America’s most-trusted institution for the 16th year running? It’s true: 29 percent of people surveyed said they trust PBS “a great deal,” more than the court system (17 percent), digital platforms (15 percent), commercial cable TV (14 percent), and commercial broadcast TV (12 percent).

But take a look at how that “trust a great deal” number has moved, before and after Trump started running for office:

2013: 46%
2014: 42%
2015: 48%
2016: 36%
2017: 42%
2018: 30%
2019: 29%
unquote https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/03/t...-again-it-wont-happen-but-its-still-damaging/

interest other material in the article not necessarily germane to topic at hand.
 
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