To a liberal, everything good should receive government funding. But since nothing is inherently good or evil, that means everything is good to someone. so everything should receive government funding.
Because you wouldn’t want to send the message that something is bad, would you?
Few things — not even the threat of a coffee shortage — bother me quite so much as what I call the Existential Theory of Liberalism:
Everything that exists must be subsidized by the federal government; ergo, to argue against government subsidies for something is to advocate the abolition of that thing.
The Existential Theory of Liberalism can be seen in action whenever any conservative proposes reducing federal expenditures for, say, the National Endowment for the Arts, and is therefore accused by liberals of being “anti-art.” By the same token, if you criticize the federal Department of Education, you are “anti-education,” and if you oppose using taxpayer dollars to fund embryonic stem-cell research, you are “anti-science.”