I no less than you am a proponent of free speech, Baloney. but individual's free speech shouldn't be at financial cost to us all Commercials don't cost you a thing. I'm opposed to government subsidized electronically transmitted free speech that we all must pay for. If you have any examples of the government writing checks to pay for commercials, post them. It's not necessary for us all to subsidize the price of transmitting individual sponsors' electronically transmitted speeches. That's good, because we're not. Reduction of sponsors' taxable-incomes are subsidies of those advertisements. Baloney.There's no feasible method to parse messages of some political purpose, from all messages. You're the grumpy old man, shaking your cane at the TV every time a commercial comes on. Government subsidized political messages are less a promotion of free speech, and more a threat to the concept of a democratic republic form of government. I get it, you don't like free speech. Too bad.