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Old July 16th, 2017, 05:51 PM   #1
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A Bill to end Federal expenditures promoting the production of art

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.


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"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).
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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #2
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That won't pass, not even Republicans are that stupid.
Well, a lot of them are, but this thing you have "discovered" in the constitution, is like all the other stuff you guys have "discovered" in the constitution.
The reason no one has found it before, is because it's not really there.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:47 PM   #3
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That won't pass, not even Republicans are that .
Is that because our nation's sexual deviant crowd which profits from such funding has Congress by the short hairs?

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Old July 16th, 2017, 07:10 PM   #4
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Is that because our nation's sexual deviant crowd which profits from such funding has Congress by the short hairs?

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Architecture is art, the federal government hires architects to design federal buildings, and they decorate those buildings with art, going back to the founding fathers. Not one of them found anything wrong with that.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 07:18 PM   #5
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Is that because our nation's sexual deviant crowd which profits from such funding has Congress by the short hairs?

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Really now?
Only sexual deviants profit from the existence of art in this country?
Please inform us all of the logic process that lead you to come to such an astoundingly stupid fucking conclusion.
Seriously, I can't wait.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 07:21 PM   #6
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The "popularity" of modern art was a CIA creation, a propaganda war to demonstrate the "creativity" of communists. The best part about it is the liberal intellectuals fell for it also and still do. They literally throw shit on the wall in some cases and call it art. What is not funny is tax dollars being wasted on one group trying to prove to the other who is the most pretentious.

It is like the people who carry books around so they can be seen reading. Hilarious.
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I agree. This legislation should pass. What is

funding under this , in some cases, is not art to be treasured but terrible political based crap.

We have much more important things needing our tax dollars.
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The "popularity" of modern art was a CIA creation, a propaganda war to demonstrate the "creativity" of communists. The best part about it is the liberal intellectuals fell for it also and still do. They literally throw shit on the wall in some cases and call it art. What is not funny is tax dollars being wasted on one group trying to prove to the other who is the most pretentious.

It is like the people who carry books around so they can be seen reading. Hilarious.
OK, now THAT was insane. Even for a Dumbfuckistanian that was dumb.
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Architecture is art, the federal government hires architects to design federal buildings, and they decorate those buildings with art, going back to the founding fathers. Not one of them found anything wrong with that.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 07:42 PM   #10
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Art in federal buildings? Do you want some of the examples given considered art to be used in those?
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