Re: Weasels vs. transparancy / traffic cameras

From: Martin Ling (
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 07:28:19 MDT

On Tue, May 23, 2000 at 08:16:42AM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > Formally, I have the right to a good education, but in a tax-free,
> > service-free system, I may not have the effective freedom to have it.
> > But by removing some of one of my freedoms (the right to choose how I
> > spend my money), one of my other rights is protected.
> You have the right to educate yourself, or to buy an education. You
> could volunteer to participate in the public school system, but forcing
> others who choose to send their kids to private school to also pay taxes
> to support you sending your kids to school is criminal.

Erm, no. You may happen to think it's *wrong*, but it's not criminal. In
fact, it's currently criminal for them *not* to.

Please get your terms right.

> You are only gaining your education by stealing from others. At least be
> honest about it.

Again, terms.

It's not stealing if those people have agreed to pay.

Which, technically, they have. By remaining in the country, and by
upholding the government and its taxation policies.

You've stated before on that thread that you think people should accept
that they have agreed to the government they have allowed to hold power.


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