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Re: XM Satellite Radio

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Anastasi" <anastasi@javanet.com>
To: "Dan Billings" <dib9@gwi.net>; "Roger Kirk" <rogerkirk@ttlc.net>;
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: XM Satellite Radio

> "There is no constitutional right to purchase airtime on the public
> airwaves."

> Hmm, sounds like an infringement on the constitutional right of
> free speech, to me....

The Constitution prohibits the Government from infringing on your freedom of
speech.  (Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or
of the press.)  Your constitutional rights are only implicated when a
government action infringes on your rights.  The Constitution does not
require a private entity, like a broadcaster or a publisher, give you a
forum to express your views.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine