View Poll Results: Should We Abolish The NEA?

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  • Yes, replace it with nothing.

    23 34.85%
  • Yes, privatize it.

    8 12.12%
  • Yes, localize it and let the states handle it.

    4 6.06%
  • No, keep it.

    22 33.33%
  • No, but it needs strong reforms.

    6 9.09%
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Thread: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Lets dump everything that has ever inspired anyone (like NASA) so we can eventually become a nation of uninspired robots.
    1) He said nothing about NASA.

    2) why don't you ask him what he thinks about a subject (NASA) before you (virtually) put words in his mouth on it?

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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Charles Pinckney has been dead and buried for a long time, but those who oppose his ideas are not all dead. Yet.

    The NEA will outlive all of them.

    Wait and see.
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    You're not running the U.S. government and I doubt that you ever will be.

    Seem I hit a nerve.

    I am under no illusion that my libertarian/originalist intent ideas will come to pass (although, the NEA could very likely be on the chopping block in the next GOP administration), but please understand that the thread is meant to be about opinions, not predictions.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Seem I hit a nerve.

    I am under no illusion that my libertarian/originalist intent ideas will come to pass (although,
    the NEA could very likely be on the chopping block in the next GOP administration)
    , but please understand that the thread is meant to be about opinions, not predictions.


    What makes you think that there will be a GOP administration anytime in the near future?




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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by R-C View Post
    I've not come across a single post which seeks to outlaw art. Terminating taxpayer funding of the arts through the NEA is nothing close to failure to support cultural advancement.
    Actually, it is the very definition of our society failing to support cultural achievement and advancement. Great art is one of the signs of a great culture.

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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Where, in the Constitution, does it say anything about the federal government having any responsibility or authority for “supporting cultural advancement”?
    Congress has the power to provide for "general welfare". There's also nothing in the Constitution that specifically enumerates a good number of programs but, for some reason, conservatives and libertarians seem to get their panties in a twist over that one program specifically.

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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    Congress has the power to provide for "general welfare". There's also nothing in the Constitution that specifically enumerates a good number of programs but, for some reason, conservatives and libertarians seem to get their panties in a twist over that one program specifically.
    You apparently don't know much about libertarians or libertarianism. Libertarians object to any government program that picks winners and losers and subsidizing practically anything. To say that we object to one specific program shows that you don't know anything about what we stand for.

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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    Congress has the power to provide for "general welfare". There's also nothing in the Constitution that specifically enumerates a good number of programs but, for some reason, conservatives and libertarians seem to get their panties in a twist over that one program specifically.
    The federal government is supposed to be limited, but the "general welfare" is an unlimited statement. That is a contradiction.

    Actually, the federal government has specific powers, which are described as being for the general welfare.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I've heard many arguments, from both the left and the right, that the NEA should be abolished for a variety of reasons. Among them I have heard:

    -it is wasteful,

    -it turns art into cultural elitism,

    -it subsidizes obscene and pornographic art

    -it's unconstitutional.

    -it only funds "politically correct" art.

    What do you think? Should the NEA be abolished? If so, what should we replace it with if at all?
    One of the least egregious of bureaucracies that we have. I wouldn't ban them at this point, there are other agencies that need to be handled well before we get to this level.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Once a society stops supporting the arts, isn't that one of the signs that it's in a downward spiral?

    No, I wouldn't like to see the NEA banished, but I certainly wouldn't like it to continue to support alleged art such as
    Piss Christ is a 1987 photograph by the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano. It depicts a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. The piece was a winner of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art's "Awards in the Visual Arts" competition,[1] which was sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a United States Government agency that offers support and funding for artistic projects, without controlling content.
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    That is just beyond what I'd consider acceptable. Yeah, I know, what's art to some isn't to others. But really?
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Once a society stops supporting the arts, isn't that one of the signs that it's in a downward spiral?

    No, I wouldn't like to see the NEA banished, but I certainly wouldn't like it to continue to support alleged art such as
    Piss Christ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    That is just beyond what I'd consider acceptable.
    Yeah, I know, what's art to some isn't to others. But really?


    I agree.

    I wouldn't waste my time looking at it.

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