In No, They Can't, I write about a contest I ran. Six think tanks, two conservative (the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation), three liberal (Center for American Progress, Economic Policy Institute, and Roosevelt Institute Campus Network), and the Bipartisan Policy Center spent $1.2 million writing budget proposals. Five pitched their plan to my studio audience. I promised the winner one of the Emmys I'd won during my days as a consumer reporter.
The Heritage plan won, and Stuart Butler, who coauthored it, actually seemed happy to take home the Emmy. I can't imagine why. (Emmys are silly awards that liberal media give to people who confirm their anti-capitalist attitudes. I won 19 Emmys before I moved to Fox. I don't win them anymore.) The day after Butler's victory, the chairman of the pompously titled National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences called my office to inform me the Emmys are not my property, but "property of the Academy." I must not give them away!
So, in No, They Can't, I wrote, "This just makes me more eager to give my Emmys away. Want one? Make me an offer."
Here's one offer I got:
Mark, you're probably right that "Government is force" is a point we should emphasize more. There are only two ways to do things: voluntarily, or through force. Voluntary is better.
Unfortunately, I have no need for a Zippy Bobble-head or Ron Paul memorabilia. But I'll send you an Emmy anyway. Hope you become a good teacher.