#Right to Bear Arts

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Tim Daly
Tim Daly

We need creative thinkers to solve our climate problems, our immigration problems, political issues. We need creative thinkers ro find solutions to all of our problems. Creativity is a muscle that every child is born with, and if that muscle is not exercised it will atrophy and it will die, and we will be a pedantic, militaristic bunch of robots who are not having a creative conversation about how to deal with our issues; so the arts are the exercises for that muscle,” said actor Tim Daly (think Madame Secretary), President of The Creative Coalition, at their WHCA pre-dinner event at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. “The arts are not something that is meaningless. It’s like the arts are a vaccination against all kinds of social ills. We Americans are very good at rushing into crises and putting our time and money and energy behind something that has gone wrong. The arts can keep those things from going wrong. If we teach our children art and keep their imaginations alive, keep their creativity alive, they won’t get into these situations that cause our society so much pain and heartache.”