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Subject: Re: OpEd: What are the Benefits of PreSchool? Date: 1/14/2008 6:48 PM
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Taxes are not the only reason. Public schools are also a monopoly, and a government enforced monopoly at that. Please do not say, "You can send you child to private school", because no matter how my child is educated, I must pay those taxes. I homeschool, so in essence, I pay twice to educate my children just as you did by sending them to a private school.

I know what you mean. I feel exactly the same way about roads. They are a monopoly, and a government enforced monopoly at that. Some people say "Well, you can use them anytime you want", but that is irrelevant, since I don't. Some people tell me "But they help us get food to market", but I don't care. I grow my own vegetables and fruit, and when I need some meat I just slaughter a goat. But I still have to pay for the roads, even though they benefit other people!

I've even had some people say "Our society is so much better because we have a good system of roads", to which I reply, "Oh, and I'll bet you think we have a better society because we have educated people, too!" Hah!

I really don't want to get into a discussion on the merits either way, I just wanted to clarify the Libertarian's stand on that.

That's why I love the Libertarians; because the end result is never important, only whether or not government has anything to do with it, which, if it does, is bad.

If we could only get all roads to be privately owned with a toll booth on each corner; now that would get the pesky government off my back. Heck, it might even keep kids from going to school, if they had to pay a toll and tuition every day. What a concept! I must write my Congressman with this terrific plan.
 
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