I have a solution to the brouhaha surrounding the NEA that may satisfy all parties concerned. Instead of funding the NEA from the federal budget, why not have a box to check on the 1040 tax form that indicates that the taxpayer wishes to contribute, say, $5 to that agency? That way no one could maintain that he is being forced to pay artists to spit in his face and the federal government would still be promoting "artistic freedom."
ROBERT W.D. DEVILLE