One debate among Americans that will never come to a satisfying end is the question of artistic freedom. The artist will tell you that the imagination is limitless, that the creative process is both mysterious and inexorable, that muses call out whenever they feel like it, and that those calls must always be answered. Artistic license entitles the driver to impose his own right of way, to ignore all stop signs and red lights, to floor-it-no matter who gets hurt.