Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree8Likes
  • 3 Post By johnwk
  • 3 Post By pkskyali
  • 2 Post By johnwk

Thread: A Bill to end Federal expenditures promoting the production of art

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member johnwk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    1,187

    A Bill to end Federal expenditures promoting the production of art

    .

    Should the Freedom Caucus sponsor the following bill?





    A BILL

    To return integrity to the Congress of the United States by ending un-constitutional Federal expenditures promoting the production of art


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,



    SECTION 1. Short title.


    This Act may be cited as the “Restoring constitutional limits on federal spending by ending federal expenditures to fund the production of “art” Act of 2017.


    SEC. 2. Findings.


    Congress finds the following:


    (1) That a fundamental principle of constitutional construction requires an adherence to the text of our Constitution and its documented legislative intent, which gives context to its text.


    (2) That after reading the text of our Constitution and reviewing the debates during which time our Constitution was framed and ratified, there is no wording to be found beneath Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1, nor anything to be found during the debates which framed and ratified our written Constitution, which justifies or authorizes Congress to tax for and appropriate federal revenue to promote the production of “art”.


    (3) That indeed, our federal Constitution is crystal clear and declares, Congress has power “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts”. But it goes on to explain exactly how this may be done: “. . . by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”


    (4) That to continue funding for the production of art, which has given us such things as Andres Serrano's anti-Christian bigotry called "P*** Christ"; Robert Mapplethorpe’s homosexual display called “The Perfect Moment”; Annie Sprinkle’s pornographic performances at a New York theater; Karen Finley, “the nude, chocolate smeared women”; Kyle Abraham’s “The Watershed and When the Wolves Came In” focusing on sexual identity; a 2016 festival for sexual deviant singing groups who appeared in a “flash mob” in Denver; taxpayer financing for a sexual deviant festival in San Francisco; funding for the Feminist Press at the City University of New York to digitize classic LGBT titles; an open mic group in D.C for story telling about “Queer Culture in America"; and the latest venomous and hateful smut on display financed by tax revenue being Shakespeare In Central Park depicting the violent murder of President Trump ___ it is time to admit our Founders were absolutely correct to limit Congress’ power to “… securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries”


    (5) That federal funding of the “arts” has given rise to a self-evident abridgement of the “freedom of speech” in that government uses its taxing power to tax A, and then arbitrarily and at government discretion hands this revenue over to B which allows B to spread and broadcast his/her expressions, opinions and feelings in a more forceful manner than A, who has been taxed, even if A finds B’s expressions, opinions and feelings offensive and abhorrent. Are we to forget the wise words of Thomas Jefferson who stated the following? ”That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. . .”



    SEC. 3. Now, therefore


    (1) Upon passage of this Act in Congress Assembled and the President’s approval, there shall be no more federal revenue appropriated from the Treasury of the United States to fund the production of “art”.


    SEC. 4. Rule of Construction.


    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to forbid Federal funding of Congress’ constitutionally authorized functions so long as they are found within the text of our Constitution and its documented “legislative intent” which give context to its text.


    _________


    JWK


    "To lay with one hand the power of the government on the property of the citizen [a working person’s earned wage] and with the other to bestow upon favored individuals, [for the production of their “art”] to aid private enterprises and build up private fortunes is none the less a robbery because it is done under forms of law and called taxation."____ Savings and Loan Association v.Topeka,(1875).

  2. #2
    Senior Member johnwk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    1,187

    Why end federal funding promoting the production of art?

    .
    Aside from the apparent un-constitutionality of Congress financing the promotion and production of “art”, there are a number of unassailable reasons for our Republican Controlled Congress to propose a Bill to end our federal government taxing and spending to promote the production of “art”.

    See: Ten Good Reasons to Eliminate Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts

    Reason #1: The Arts Will Have More Than Enough Support without the NEA

    Reason #2: The NEA Is Welfare for Cultural Elitists

    Reason #3: The NEA Discourages Charitable Gifts to the Arts

    Reason #4: The NEA Lowers the Quality of American Art

    Reason #5: The NEA Will Continue to Fund Pornography

    Reason #6: The NEA Promotes Politically Correct Art

    Reason #7: The NEA Wastes Resources

    Reason #8: The NEA Is Beyond Reform

    Reason #9: Abolishing the NEA Will Prove to the American Public that Congress Is Willing to Eliminate Wasteful Spending

    Reason #10: Funding the NEA Disturbs the U.S. Tradition of Limited Government


    JWK



    ”That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. . .” Jefferson, "A Bill For establishing religious freedom."
    JoJ, Beezer and Judy like this.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,150
    Art is speech and government funding the arts is government funding speech. Government funding speech means government controlling speech. Government controlling speech anywhere is an infringement on free speech everywhere.
    Judy, johnwk and Beezer like this.
    Support ALIPAC'sFIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  4. #4
    Senior Member johnwk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Posts
    1,187
    Quote Originally Posted by pkskyali View Post
    Art is speech and government funding the arts is government funding speech. Government funding speech means government controlling speech. Government controlling speech anywhere is an infringement on free speech everywhere.

    Don't tell that to our Washington Swamp Creature Republicans who constantly work with Democrats to plunder our national treasury and spread its wealth among those who donate to the Washington Swamp keepers.


    JWK




    80% of green energy money taxed away from the wages of hard working American Citizens WENT TO our Washington Establishment Swamp-Creature donors!

    Beezer and MW like this.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-28-2017, 08:09 AM
  2. McCain Takes His Work Home to Arizona, Promoting an Immigration Bill
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-19-2013, 03:12 PM
  3. Crossroads GPS launches $100,000 ad campaign promoting Senate immigration bill
    By JohnDoe2 in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-10-2013, 12:27 PM
  4. Federal Government Declares War On States Promoting Gun Rights
    By AirborneSapper7 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-04-2013, 09:10 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-13-2013, 09:39 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •