The Case to End NPR

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National Public Radio canceled its July 4th traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. It was to please their audience. NPR wants you to know that “equality” is not what you think it is. America is just awful.

“This July 4th we break with tradition,” tweeted Morning Edition host Leila Fadel. Instead of reading the Declaration of Independence — as National Public Radio has done every Fourth of July for more than three decades — the broadcaster put on an America-bashing feature asking “on this July 4th, what does equality mean?”

NPR DOESN’T LIKE THE SINFUL FOUNDING FATHERS

The Declaration is hardly perfect enough for NPR and the Founding Fathers committed too many sins. They think the Declaration’s history is too complicated.

It’s frustrating listening to it for someone who knows their history. At times, it was balanced, but NPR wanted to focus on the negative and on personalities, not the importance of the principles laid out.

They miss the point completely.

The Declaration and the Constitution were the products of flawed men. All men and women are flawed. But the documents are brilliant. It is probably the only Constitution founded on the idea that we have unalienable rights, all men – people – are created equal, and that the government doesn’t rule – the people do.

Oddly, the Act that allowed NPR to exist and get public funds – Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 – was signed by a big racist, the 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson, as Townhall first reported.

Johnson’s history is very complicated and flawed. He is a founding father of NPR and its parent, PBS. NPR should continue its line of thinking and end itself.

WE NEED MORE BALANCE IF THEY TAKE OUR $$$

Do we really care that Thomas Jefferson was flawed or do we believe in the principles that he helped set out? White men fought for that Declaration. Thousands of Americans, mostly white men, fought and died to end slavery. Yes, America is flawed but freedom and the founding principles guide us to correct our mistakes.


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The Prisoner
The Prisoner
2 months ago

Since nothing is perfect in the real world, basing an argument against something on an imperfection is invalid. The left constantly uses this tactic. Real world analysis involves principles, pros & cons, events, effects. To say that the Constitution is invalid because slavery existed is wrong, the whole world had slavery at the time and the USA was the first or nearly the first to end it.

I think a reductio ad absurdum would be that since there was slavery then all nations and peoples were bad except for the slaves. All those nations need to be dissolved. That would include African nations.

I recall ideas to defund NPR were in the House in 2017-2018 and Ryan, who loves anything woke, rejected it.

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
2 months ago

Yes, cut all government funding of NPR. Also cut funding to Planned Parenthood and every other entity that receives government funding that engages in politics. It is completely wrong to accept money from the government then publicly or privately engage in political partisanship or even donating to political candidates or causes.

PanamaPat
PanamaPat
2 months ago

Why end NPR? Fire the entire nest of Marxists at PBS and NPR and turn it over to OAN to run as a for-profit broadcasting company. Problem solved, public money saved, and more Commies on the boat to Havana. Solus bonus communistarum mortuus est.

lalasayswhat
lalasayswhat
2 months ago

Yeah, well I’m conservative and I’m not celebrating this year either. We now live in a third world country thanks to a stolen election and a corrupt government. Plenty of things are wrong and nobody is fixing them because Justice seems to be dead. Happy Independence Day, I think not. I will BBQ and eat all the good stuff.

Dawn
Dawn
2 months ago

Go woke, go broke. People stop funding this biased NPR!