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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Saturday 06 May 2006 06:55, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>>Why so complicated? Just give people the option to *choose* between
>>public or private SS programs. The same for schooling. If I send my
>>children to a private school I wouldn't have to pay the tax and even
>>get back what I already payed since I started working. That would make
>>public schools compete against private schools.
> Let's do the same for city streets, the courts, civic buildings, sewer pipes, 
> and traffic lights while we're at it.  God knows I rarely to never use any of 
> that crap...

Paul, why do you persist?  Infrastructure != education.  Those are two
completely different things.  Without roads, emergency services could
not get to you.  Without traffic lights and other signage, the roads
(which are needed for things like emergency services) would be a public

As far as civic buildings and courts, it's obvious that you are either
just being argumentative or simply do not understand the role of
government.  Civic buildings and courts (and roads and traffic signage,
for that matter) directly support the dailiy functioning of the
government.  In the US at least, things like courts and other government
functions are enumerated in the constitution.  Those include things like
the military, treasury, and so on.  There is not a single word in the
constitution about the government providing public education.  You know
why?  It's not the government's job.  Why do you refuse to see that?


Roberto C. Sanchez

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