Daniel Holloway // Libertarian // Utah House of Representatives District 74 (C)
1. Should government invest in funding the arts and humanities at fiscally responsible levels?
2. Do you support investing money into K-12 arts and humanities education at fiscally responsible levels?
3. Do you believe that arts and humanities education should be required in the k-12 curriculum?
4. Do you consider the arts and culture sector to be an economic driver in Utah?
5. Do you support Utah's Percent-for-Art Act, which designates 1% of public building costs for public art?
6. Do you support preserving the Utah Historic Preservation Tax Credit?
7. Do you support policy that positively impacts tourism, such as the creation of historic and cultural districts?
8. Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that has had an impact on your life? Please explain. (responses to this question were not graded)
Answer: I have had, since I was a child, a love for watching stage acting and musicals. I participated in many stage productions in high school and college, and enjoyed every one of them.
Explanations: I love arts and humanities, and feel it is one of the most important aspects of a culture that must be cultivated, allowed to explore and innovate, and preserved. It is this exact love that leads me away from wanting the government to be involved in that, time and time again we see government destroy, manipulate, and bastardize the arts to either their own selfish desires or so inefficiently as to turn people off of them. Government's role needs to be limited to seeing that there is a free society that is able to cultivate the arts and intervene only when there has been an infringement on the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (property) of the individual.