Proposed government interference in the pay-TV market is a violation of the freedom of contract, which is not only critical in the commercial world, but a fundamental guarantee of individual and community autonomy from the dictates of third parties.

Once we cede the principle of contract freedom and allow the government, an unrelated and uninvolved third party, to dictate the terms of interpersonal and inter-organisational agreements, we are giving away a major portion of our liberty...

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