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  1. Tax-getter vs tax-payer and Madison’s meaning of faction

    Quote Originally Posted by MaDef View Post
    Tie it all together for me, I'm not seeing what the NEA has to do with creating or limiting factions? What exactly are you guys smoking in that part of the country?
    To answer your question read Federalist Ten with an open mind and absorb the message being conveyed, and then apply it to today’s circumstances.

    Madison's theme was in fact “factions” and the danger they present. Madison writes:

    ”By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting ...
  2. Federal funding of the arts violates First Amendment protections!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mkh View Post
    The national endowment for the arts is a great thing and it's budget is such a blip I don't understand why righties pick that sort of hill to stand on.

    “Righties”?


    To answer your question, the irrefutable fact is, Congress is not authorized under the Constitution to tax for and spend federal revenue to promote the production of art.


    Aside from the fact that federal funding of the arts is a misappropriation of federal revenue,
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