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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    3 4.55%
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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
    The Butler decision disagrees with you. The general welfare clause covers this issue.
    I'm not swayed by the opinions of corrupt judges who willfully violate their oaths of office in order to pervert the Constitution into allowing what it clearly was intended to prohibit.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    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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    The Butler decision disagrees with you. Love the cartoon but it doesn't bolster a sound argument.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    I'm not swayed by the opinions of corrupt judges
    I stopped right there. That told me all I need to know about your disrespect for our Constitution, that you clearly have not read the Butler decision so you cannot comment on it from a place of knowledge and that you disregard what is inconvenient to your preconceived notions.

    In effect, you are an idealogue and nothing more.

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

    It should be abolished. It has had decades to reform. It is more about making offensive political statements then funding art.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    Please. Stop. I can't take your rapier wit. Seriously, it cuts to the bone like...like...well, like something very sharp that is capable of cutting to the bone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    I stopped right there. That told me all I need to know about your disrespect for our Constitution, that you clearly have not read the Butler decision so you cannot comment on it from a place of knowledge and that you disregard what is inconvenient to your preconceived notions.

    In effect, you are an idealogue and nothing more.
    The authority of the Constitution is not in what a corrupt politician can twist it to mean, but in what it clearly says without any such twisting.

    Any time a judge rules that the Constitution does not say what it very clearly does say, then I am completely in the right in denouncing that judge as corrupt, and his opinion as incorrect.
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Stick around, every forum should have at least one anti-intellectual member.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Surely, a much more ominous sign of such a downward spiral would be a society that tolerates—and even defends—its own government blatantly violating the highest laws on which that society is based—for example, allowing its highest levels of government to claim powers and authorities that the Constitution does not allow it.
    Indeed. Further more, there are a number of other signs that are rather troubling.
    "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars" -- historian Will Durant in "Caesar and Christ" (1944).
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The federal government does not have the legitimate authority to waste so much as a single cent of taxpayer money on this. I reject your argument that, in this case, stealing is OK because it's not as big as some other instances of stealing.
    So you think that a modern society can survive without spending money on anything other than its own defense? Please, for once go into detail on how you think this society would work/thrive? Somalia has a libertarian paradise, they only spend money on defense. Tell me, would you live in somalia?
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    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    So you think that a modern society can survive without spending money on anything other than its own defense? Please, for once go into detail on how you think this society would work/thrive? Somalia has a libertarian paradise, they only spend money on defense. Tell me, would you live in somalia?
    Most extreme conservatives and libertarians fail to realize their ideologies would create a Randian nightmare of a society.

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