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I am writing to encourage you to defund NPR.

Our government is spending too much money as it is. It's time to start making cuts, and one of the first things to go should be NPR. National Public Radio's recent firing of Juan Williams as a news analyst demonstrates how partisan this supposedly "objective" media outlet has become. George Soros, founder and sponsor of MoveOn.org, has recently paid for NPR to hire 100 political reporters.

It would be okay for NPR to spread a radically left-wing message on their own dime, but it's not okay for them to do so using my tax dollars. Why should I be forced to pay for content antithetical to my views? If the federal funding they receive, both directly and through their affiliate stations, truly comprises such a small percentage of their total funding as NPR so often claims, they should hardly notice the change.

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Jul 14th, 2017
Someone from Everett, WA writes:
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Its time to de-fund NPR. The news programming broadcast from this network is so fraught with biased opinion and misinformation that those who are responsible should be ashamed. Those responsible for funding it should be embarrassed, and those who pay for it (taxpayers) should be outraged. Let the people who prefer biased and false news pay for it out of their own pocket.
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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We need civility in media to rebuild the public’s trust and hope. Never has there been a more important time for civility. Never has there been a more important time for our Declaration of Independence. Never has there been a more important time for an informed, engaged, and educated population. NPR has never been more important for the citizens of this great nation. Join me, Darren Mills, in supporting NPR. Make a donation, tell congress it is critical that we continue our national support for this national treasure. Protect NPR. Love, Darren Mills.
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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Taxes often go to so much destruction. It is such a wonderful thing when we can do good for society. It's a wonderful thing to have so little of our taxes go to a public good, like education, information and real independent journalism. Join me, Darren Mills in supporting NPR. make a donation today, and keep this vital American institution and public good strong for future generations to come. Love, Darren Mills
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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"People give it an hour of their time, writes Bill Moyers, and they get something in return that dignifies life rather than debasing it." NPR gives us so much more than just great independent journalism. It's global news, uniting stories, information shared that educate all American's. It makes our lives better, makes us better humans, asks us to participate, rather than spectate. There is never going to be a more important time to support this incredible resource. Join me, Darren Mills, in donating and supporting NPR & PBS today. Love, Darren
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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There has never been a more important time for independent journalism. NPR is an indispensable, vital resource at home and around the globe. So little of our taxes go to fund this great institution. We can and should do more to ensure it's place in our democracy. Defunding NPR would be a tragedy to this great nation. Join me, Darren Mills, in supporting this critical, independent resource and national treasure.
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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“Public radio is a true catalyst,” writes Bill Kling, founder and now retired president of Minnesota Public Radio. “It may already be the ‘electronic town meeting place’ for the local leadership base of the country. And with a few changes it could do far more.” I couldn't agree more. Protect this vital resource. Make it better. Fund it, donate, support it. With love, Darren Mills
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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"Public media is America’s best friend. It is Congress’s best friend. It reaches the people who, on every level of our society, from ordinary voters to community leaders to corporate CEOs, make the decisions in this country. Informing them well, as Newt Gingrich discovered, puts the power of factual information prepared by top professionals, with no editorializing or bias of ownership, directly into the hands of the leadership of America. All parties win in that environment. The loss will come if public media is starved to the point of having to give control over its powerful transmitters and Internet services to whomever is left — well meaning but inexperienced and often naïve, mission-driven people, with strong political views, for whom material rewards mean little and advocacy is everything." Important words that I strongly agree with. Read this piece: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/153689-public-broadcasting-is-a-vital-public-service- And donate to NPR today. Thank you, Darren Mills, San Diego, CA
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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The fact that this has gotten so little support or attention restores my faith in humanity. We the people of the United States ask that congress protect NPR and other vital public institutions. Join me, Darren Mills, in your unwavering support of this vital resource. Do not defund NPR. Knowledge is power and we need that now more than ever. #resist
Jul 5th, 2017
Darren M. from San Diego, CA writes:
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"On the day that planes toppled the twin towers, the crew of my show came to work to be on the air overnight. Millions of Americans were reeling and grieving. I have covered wars, politics, county fairs, catastrophes, tragedies, comedies and crimes for NPR. I will never do shows more important than the ones we did the week of Sept. 11, 2001. We told the stories of heroes, sought out wise people, read some poems and opened our microphones to people from the heart of America who hungered to hear each other. I was glad we could be there; a steady, trusty light on the dial from early morning to the middle of the night. When the week ended, we put our arms around each other and took a moment to feel, as we are able to every week, that we had done something pretty good for our country. Scott Simon hosts NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday." On the day that planes toppled the twin towers, the crew of my show came to work to be on the air overnight. Millions of Americans were reeling and grieving. I have covered wars, politics, county fairs, catastrophes, tragedies, comedies and crimes for NPR. I will never do shows more important than the ones we did the week of Sept. 11, 2001. We told the stories of heroes, sought out wise people, read some poems and opened our microphones to people from the heart of America who hungered to hear each other. I was glad we could be there; a steady, trusty light on the dial from early morning to the middle of the night. When the week ended, we put our arms around each other and took a moment to feel, as we are able to every week, that we had done something pretty good for our country." Scott Simon hosts NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday." NPR matters, now more than ever. Love, Darren Mills