> 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 > merits.
Gosh - what if the Pope hadn't funded Michelangelo? I know it's not the
same situation, but for centuries emerging artists have received support
both from patrons and governments.