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  • by pudge (1) on 2003.08.05 18:14 (#22805) Homepage Journal
    The core thesis of this article is that public funding shouldn't support Left wing opinions. This old saw of an argument is frequently used against the PBS in the US and against funding public art. It's amazing how intolerant some people are of dissent.

    Public federal funding should not support ANY opinions. There's nothing in the Constitution about funding opinions, or art. Funding it is blatantly unconstitutional, as Amendment X says the federal government can only do what the Constitution specifically says it can do, and the Constitution's powers to the federal government neither express nor imply funding for the arts.

    It has nothing to do with dissent (for me, anyway) ... it's all about the Benjamins, yo yo.