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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How useful is Michelangelo's statue of David?

    Would you support breaking it up and using it for road fill?
    How dishonest can one be? You would equate a destruction of a master work of art with cessation of federal funding of artists?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John Mays Lives View Post
    Expound on that, please. I'm not seeing your progression from A to B on that one. How do subjectivity and objectivity play into your reasoning for not supporting cultural advancement?
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by R-C View Post
    How dishonest can one be?
    You would equate a destruction of a master work of art with cessation of federal funding of artists?




    I sure would, and I have.

    How do you know that one of the artists that some would cut off funding for isn't on the verge of creating a work of art just as great as Michelangelos's David? The answer, of course, is that you don't and you don't care care because you just want to cut funding.

    People like you will never put an end to the NEA.Deal with it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    If we were running a surplus that would be one thing. We are not so, dump it. Though on general principles it ought to be dumped anyhow. Its not the governments place to fund that.
    Lets dump everything that has ever inspired anyone (like NASA) so we can eventually become a nation of uninspired robots.
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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.


    Some people will always be glad to waste more billions on our bloated military and deny a few pennies for bread for the poor and inspiring art.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Some people will always be glad to waste more billions on our bloated military and deny a few pennies for bread for the poor and inspiring art.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?-piss_christ_by_serrano_andres_-1987-jpg

    >" 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, 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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    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?
    No.

    Because of all the many things that won't survive in the future - art will be the only thing left behind.

    Without art, a culture is nothing.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
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    Re: Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Should The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) Be Abolished?-piss_christ_by_serrano_andres_-1987-jpg

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
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