Americans for Limited Government Supports Cruz-Hawley-Lee Bill to end MLB antitrust exemption

‘Monopolies are not compatible with freedom’

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in support of legislation introduced today in Congress by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO), and Mike Lee (R-UT) that would rescind Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption:

“For 99 years, Major League Baseball (MLB) has benefitted from a Supreme Court-mandated antitrust exemption under federal law that no other national sports league enjoys, effectively protecting baseball from any competition. But when MLB caved to the woke mob and protested election integrity laws in Georgia by moving the All-Star game out of Atlanta, the organization lost all credibility. MLB just signed a deal with China’s biggest tech company, Tencent, to stream 125 games this season. Tencent boasts more than 1 billion active users on its social media networks.

“MLB is offended by voter ID laws, but not by the Chinese Communist Party – the ultimate monopoly – which denies all forms of democracy and basic human freedoms. Monopolies are not compatible with freedom. It’s time for MLB to face competition and let the markets decide if it can succeed without a government-sanctioned monopoly.”

Americans for Limited Government is urging Americans to contact their Member of Congress and support legislation to remove MLB’s antitrust exemption.

To take action, click here.

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