The Walker Art Center has responded to our criticism arguing “NCAC has placed undue emphasis on the work’s material structure over its concept.” Read our new response.
“The fact is that, for hundreds of years, this particular play has been understood to be a critique of political violence, not an endorsement of it.”
Given our current political climate we’d be wise not to take the protections afforded by the First Amendment for granted and to protest unconstitutional government action, as The Slants have successfully just done.
When a seven-year-old student from Terre Haute, Indiana opted to sit silently during his school’s daily Pledge of Allegiance, the First Amendment stood up for his decision. But his teacher didn’t.
The state of Florida did not appeal the ruling against the “Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act,” which prevented doctors from asking patients about their gun ownership.