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.

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ALG praise Justice Dept. for dropping opposition to Texas voter ID law

Feb. 27, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the U.S. Justice Department for dropping opposition to the Texas voter ID law, currently under litigation:

“Americans for Limited Government is thrilled that the Justice Department will no longer be actively engaged in legal actions designed to make it more difficult for states to ensure that only lawful voters are participating in our national elections.  Voter fraud is the greatest threat to representative democracy, as those who vote illegally dilute the impact of legitimate voters. The state of Texas’ voter identification law merely puts commonsense requirements for voters to present identification in order to vote.

“In this day and age of motor voter and balloting by mail, it becomes more and more difficult to ensure that the one person, one vote principle is enforced. Attorney General Sessions’ decision to drop the ill-conceived Obama Administration intervention in the Texas case, demonstrates that the rule of law is being restored in D.C., and most importantly the basic premise that every citizen should have an equal say in who represents them.  Those who vote multiple times or who are ineligible to vote but do so anyway, undermine the legitimacy of our nation’s elections. Attorney General Sessions’ actions today will provide all Americans more certitude that the U.S. government stands squarely on the side of free and fair elections.”

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