Letter from Slim Wolfe
Democracy – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine
When was the last time you heard mention of the National Endowment for the Arts? For that matter, when was the last time you heard a serious discussion of the proper function of government? While other nations past and present, rich and poor, establish and fund musical groups, dance troupes, theater, and other creative activities, here in the USA we seem to leave it all to beer companies or other private financiers. Creativity is wonderful so long as it has to do with monetary gain. Those who want to be ambassadors of the American way can forget about the cello and go out for business management or counter-insurgency. Where is it written that the function of government is to lubricate the free enterprise machine?