Summer outdoor folk music festivals at popular tourist attractions sponsored and funded by the National Park Service sound like a good thing – a good use of taxpayer dollars.
After all, they are wholesome entertainment the entire family can enjoy … right?
Not when the songs that are sung and the commentary of the performers in between their songs tears down America’s founding values of free enterprise, liberty and responsible self-government … and promotes socialistic and communistic ideas instead.
Yet that’s what happens at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC…
And it’s being paid for with your hard-earned tax dollars … without your consent.
The official marketing literature for the festival says, “The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.”
It also states, “…you can meet communities from around the world presenting music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions. Our goal is to strengthen and preserve these cultures be presenting them on the National Mall in Washington, D. C.”
No presentation of American culture. No music, dance, crafts, or storytelling about the American experiment of limited, representative government…
No goal of strengthening and preserving American culture or the American Republic.
Here’s a sampling from June 29th of the type of “folk music” your tax dollars paid for (4 minutes).
If you’re interested in reading the lyrics of this rap song, you can access the lyrics here.
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