>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: New Government?
>Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 03:16:46 -0400
pasting a corporate logo on my kid so he
>can go to school? Thats the kind of irresponsible idea that the morons I
>talk of in my prior post would be all for...
>My personal favorite is to fund education with taxes on stupid behavior:
>drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, pollution, gambling, logging... etc. Thus
>its a negative feedback effect: the smarter the kids become, the less
>need there is for more education... This to me is the optimum way to
>have 'price' signalling in education.
Frankly, trying to second guess other people's personal preferences re the control of their own bodies sounds incredibly stupid to me. Of course, if you think that you are one of the genetic elite that has the right to tell me not to use heroin for cancer pain - not that I have it or use it, but I have known people who did and did (tens of thousands of doctors went to jail early in this century to protest not being able to prescribe the best pain-killer available for such patients). Personally, when someone starts this line of talk, I start thinking maybe it's time for some evolution in action myself, but probably not what you have in mind.