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Title: The public school teacher's petition
Post by: Moonbeam on June 01, 2016, 11:28:58 am

Courtesy of LRC:

May 20, 2016
By Christian Newman
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/05/christian-newman/exposing-deadly-parasites/

To paraphrase Bastiat, “Every time we say that we’re against the state taking care of X, the socialists act as if we object to it being provided at all.” We’ve heard this straw man argument thrown in our faces countless times. Whether it be roads, defense, or medicinal licensing, statists of all degrees have at least one favorite pet program that they couldn’t imagine life without. More often than not, education is the first publicly provided program that is gone too, often as a trump card. How, as advocates against the state, are we supposed to be against this? For the statist, it hits two birds with one stone. It is supposedly an investment for a better society in the future, and it also is a way for statists to flaunt their favorite implied “what about the children?” talking-point.

This line of thinking runs into two main problems. One is the assumption by many that investment will absolutely equal intended results down the road. It’s a common tactic resorted to by proponents of big government that “spending” be reclassified as “investment” to make it seem like the public will eventually get something in return above and beyond the initial expenditure, rather than redirecting capital in one area and putting it to (mis)use somewhere else. Statists, especially socialists, like to point out that without the public school system, the poor children wouldn’t be served. However, in practice, the public school system seems to serve as a welfare program, not for the poorest children in society (as inner city districts across the nation can attest to), but for the racketeers of education themselves: namely teachers, administrators, athletics coaches, and textbook providers. </snip>
Title: Re: The public school teacher's petition
Post by: Cherokee on June 01, 2016, 01:27:14 pm
What the government needs to invest in is less government, until it's all but gone.
Title: Re: The public school teacher's petition
Post by: DiabloLoco on June 01, 2016, 02:26:00 pm
What the government needs to invest in is less government, until it's all but gone.
That's not much of an investment. 22lr are going for around $38/brick, and a rope can be used over and over again.

*notthatiamavocatingthis* :rolleyes:

Sorry MB. Couldn't help myself. :laugh: Hopefully Splash will see this thread or the other thread that you linked to here and give you a response.
Title: Re: The public school teacher's petition
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 01, 2016, 02:32:06 pm
I've got 22lr and rope... waiting for the party to begin.