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 John Mays Lives View Post
    Fantastic retort. I am in awe. Truly. Just jaw droppingly amazing how you came up with that on your own.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    The Constitution isn't a laundry list of specific enumerated powers. While there are many that are enumerated, there is no prohibition on the Federal Government doing anything that isn't specifically handed over to the states or prohibited by the Bill of Rights.
    Yes, there absolutely is. It's called The Tenth Amendment.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by LagerHead View Post
    Fantastic retort. I am in awe. Truly. Just jaw droppingly amazing how you came up with that on your own.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Yes, there absolutely is. It's called The Tenth Amendment.
    And it does not prohibit the NEA or any other program the Fed introduces so long as it doesn't overstep the rights of the state.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    It is that, actually. It's a bit more than that, but in terms of powers of each branch of government, they are exhaustively and specifically listed for each branch.
    It is not an exhaustive list by any stretch.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    And it does not prohibit the NEA or any other program the Fed introduces so long as it doesn't overstep the rights of the state.
    It states that any powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states or the people. This means that only the states or the people have these powers. It does not mean that the federal government may exercise these powers too, as long as it doesn't interfere with the states doing so. It means that the federal government may not exercise these powers.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    Oh my God. How do you do it? Please, you must share your secret.

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    Re: 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 Bob Blaylock View Post
    It states that any powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states or the people. This means that only the states or the people have these powers. It does not mean that the federal government may exercise these powers too, as long as it doesn't interfere with the states doing so. It means that the federal government may not exercise these powers.
    The Butler decision disagrees with you. The general welfare clause covers this issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    It is not an exhaustive list by any stretch.
    You only think it's “not exhaustive” because you want the federal government to have powers that the Constitution does not delegate to it.

    It is exhaustive. All of the powers that the federal government legitimate has are explicitly listed in the Constitution. That it does not list the powers that you think the federal government should have is not a flaw in the Constitution, but rather the point of it.

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