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The government’s primary duty is to protect its citizens. Funding for a broadcast network is kind of inappropriate. All of us pay and yet who gets editorial control? If it is worthwhile programming then get private funding.

This is ignoring the fact that using a 7 year old as a political prop is distasteful. Whoever brought the child should be called out and shamed. These are grownup decisions that have to be made. We don’t need the input of 7 year olds that you can’t really respond to because you don’t want to hurt their feelings. It is those types of shenanigans which makes politicians reluctant to hold those kinds of meetings. Too many want to turn a meeting into staged political theatre.

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