To Hell With Public Schools
by L. Neil Smith
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
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It is time to end the public schools.
I just heard about a little boy—a six-year-old in First Grade—who is being treated like a sex criminal by the drooling half-wits who run the Aurora (Colorado) school system because he quoted an M&Ms commercial to a little girl his own age. Something about “I’m sexy and I know it”, a concept of which the poor kid can’t possibly have any understanding.
Everybody reading this knows that this is just the latest in an endless series—”a long train of abuses and usurpations” if I ever saw one—of Nazi-like idiocies occurring all over the country, and in Canada, as well. The last one that pissed off every intelligent individual on the continent was when a little girl drew a picture of a gun of some kind, and her father got strip-searched and their home invaded by uniformed goons with the intelligence of vicious man-eating eggplants.
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If I had one quibble with L. Neil Smith, it is that he confuses “public schools” with “Gooferment Skrules” aka “Big Government Propaganda Reeducation Camps”. Or as some wag said: “Prison’s Minor League Training Program”.
I vaguely remember back in the days of my yute, there were “public schools” that were not run by the Government. Schools of Ethical Culture. The Lutherans had schools that weren’t “parochial”, but were open to anyone. I only vaguely remember those. They were gone before I was far along in school. There were “private” schools that were “public”. They had some number of slots paid for by benefactors to be given to worthy families; as I reflect you had to be smart and your family broke.
“Free” Gooferment Skrules quickly wiped them all out. Who can compete with a “free good”? Like trying to market air or dirt.
Not a doubt in my mind that the current “stupidity” of Ameirkan Yute is totally due to Gooferment Skrules. Ending them would one of the single best things that could happen.
The only thing I’d rank higher would be: End the Fed; End the ”(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”; and End the Income Tax.
But ending Gooferment Skrules would certainly be a good start and the increase in IQ would probably lead to nuking these other things!
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