Comment: Research should not be paid for with public funds.

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Research should not be paid for with public funds.

That is not a proper function of government. The way to correct that is to end public funding of research, not take away from the people or organizations that create new ideas the fruits of their efforts. Unless whoever funds research requires that the creation be shared, the people or organizations own the results of their efforts and have a lawful property right in the knowledge they create.

Just because a building is built with government funds, you still must abide by the rules of the government that manages it. You can't just walk in at any time and use it for any purpose you desire. And if that building is a museum with a entry fee, you must pay or go away if you refuse to pay. You must pay or not use government turnpikes, yet they were built with public funds.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.