Columbia College in Chicago put on an “art” exhibit titled “Axis of Evil: The Secret History of Sin,” which wound up being raided by the Secret Service. The Associated Press reports that the exhibit “features stamps designed by 47 artists addressing issues such as the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal, racism and the war in Iraq.” Sounds delightful. This stamp, titled “Patriot Act,” drew the attention of the Secret Service:
A Secret Service spokesman said, “We need to ensure, as best we can, that this is nothing more than artwork with a political statement.” The museum’s curator purported to be frightened:
The exhibit’s curator, Michael Hernandez de Luna, said the inquiry “frightens” him.
“It starts questioning all rights, not only my rights or the artists’ rights in this room, but questioning the rights of any artist who creates