Letter: Huizenga Advocates For Censorship


Letter: Huizenga advocates for censorship

Our own Congressman Bill Huizenga advocated for censorship (“Huizenga speaks out against controversial artwork,” Sentinel, Jan. 14). He directly attacked the First Amendment protections of Congressman William Lacy Clay Jr., D-Mo, and high school student David Pulphus.
Huizenga took offense to a painting by Pulphus that had won an art contest and was hung among other art contest winners in the hall between the Capitol and House office buildings.
The painting depicts a street protest in Ferguson, Mo., where police officers’ heads are depicted as animals. It is a good painting artistically, so it is clear to see how it won …

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