Honorable Robert C. Byrd
United States Senate
Honorable Senator Byrd:
Above all other leading scholars of Constitutional Law, I believe that you would agree that the free press and religious equality clauses of the Constitution are violated by the fact that ownership and control of more than 90% of our press and FCC-licensed television and radio is held by one religious faith that represents only 1.5% of the U.S. population.
This condition, therefore, is a de facto violation of religious equality and Constitutional equal rights to free press and conduct of free elections.
To address this problem, possibly the Legislature of a State might hold public hearings on this matter and pass legislation that might be titled "A Religious Equality and Constitutional Free Press Act." Such a proposed law might state that inasmuch as the meaning of the Constitution is for no one religion to dominate in ownership and control over the Constitutional right of free press; therefore religious proportional representation in control and ownership should be adopted as a guiding principle in government licensing by the Federal Communications Commission for television and radio broadcasting among the several States.
If such proposed legislation by a State were discussed and debated in public meetings, there would be much support for it and an eventual Supreme Court decision over its Constitutionality could be expected. By this means, the present ownership and control of the media by one religion of 1.5% over the 98.5% of other religions of the population might become more justly regulated by FCC Constitutional authority.
I suggest this study to be conducted by National Vanguard Books, Hillsboro, West Virginia, an organization that has published substantial data on media control and ownership.
Your review and thoughts on this Constitutional interpretation question would be most sincerely appreciated by all the Americans who are now indebted to your leadership and courage.
Yours most respectfully,
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