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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

Wulfy wrote:
> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>> Matthias Julius wrote:
>>> I'm afraid it would not work without it.  Do you want to base the
>>> education of children who's parents can not afford to pay for the
>>> education of their kids on voluntary redistribution of wealth, on
>>> charity?  Or how do you think it should be paid for?
>> I think it is the responsibility of the parent.  Just like feeding and
>> clothing a child.  What happens when a parent does not feed or cloth a
>> child?  The child is removed from the home for neglect and placed into
>> foster care.  I don't see why it should be any different for school.
>> -Roberto
> Hmm...  and who pays for this "foster-schooling"?  The state?
Just like they do now with food and clothes.  I had a friend who was a
foster parent for several years.  He and his wife have taken in many
kids over the years.  Basically, he said it went like this:

- take in foster child
- spend up to $X on clothing (which is reimbursed by the state, of
course you can spend more and it won't be reimbursed)
- spend up to $Y on food (same as above)
- ensure the child receives necessary medical care (many have been
abused, etc; this is also reimbursed)

There is no reason why school can't fit into the same model.  In this
case, someone has volunteerd (out of the goodness of his heart) to take
in foster children to give them a more stable home environment than what
they were getting before.  The government compensates them for their
expenses.  This is not a difficult thing.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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