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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On Saturday 06 May 2006 14:11, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> 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
> menace.

People need to learn something to be able to read the street signs and 
maintain that infrastructure.

Paul Johnson
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