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> >I may be wrong, but I believe the NEA did not fund the "Piss Christ." The
> >work was
> >funded by an institution that was funded by the NEA. People who oppose the NEA
> >often site this work as a reason for not funding it.
> It's a difference without a distinction.
> In either case public money went to an individual artist - some committee
> ("certified", no doubt) took it upon themselves to spend money that wasn't
> theirs for art that few people wanted or cared about.
> I would argue against having an NEA at all, but if we must have an NEA then
> its scope should be strictly limited to educational or archival purposes.
> Not one penny for emerging artsts! Let them survive or fail on their own
> Mike Reed