Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Richard Crowson: A Response To Governor Brownback

It struck me that the best way I could respond to the Governor’s call for discontinuing all state funding of arts and music in Kansas is with a piece of music. So here goes:

Oh give me a home where we cut to the bone
All the arts funding here in our state
We see folks as heretics if they value aesthetics 
And the artwork that artists create

Who needs theater and ballet? Why should symphonies play?
Museums are a nuisance at best
Why expose kids to arts when we know in our hearts
Art and music are not on the test

Home, home on the range
We spend millions renovating our dome
Guess aesthetics are great for politicians in our state
While they cut off arts funds here at home

Kansas has been right here for 150 years 
We’ve survived through all kinds of strife
We can strengthen our hearts with more music and arts
Adding joy to our quality of life

Home, home on the range
We spend millions renovating our dome
Guess aesthetics are great for politicians in our state
While they cut off arts funds here at home