Tag Archives: National Endowment for the Arts

133 Words or Less: Huckabee Another Fake Constitutional Conservative

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Mike Huckabee doesn’t want to cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts. The former Arkansas governor wrote a Washington Post op-ed defending the federal program. Huckabee makes a wonderful utilitarian case for federal arts funding, but what about the fact the Constitution doesn’t authorize it? Huckabee often positions himself as a constitutionalist – […]

Art Funding: Does the Constitution Matter?

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Pres. Trump sparked outrage on the left (again) with budget proposals to slash funding to the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Defenders of federal spending on the arts immediately kicked into high gear touting its virtues. Here’s just one example. President Trump has taken an ax to one of […]