Thursday, December 06, 2007

Who knew libertarians were so funny? (Sorry, Drew.)

My apologies to my libertarian friends, but this is too funny to pass up. I found this page on the libertarian positions on education. Note that the first position claims sympathy for poor children being stuck in poor schools. Then, note the second and third positions advocating the elimination of public schools and compulsory education, which means that (just as they did prior to the establishment of public schooling and compulsory education) most poor kids will go to no schools. Yeah, that's a solution. Better no school than a poor school. Better complete illiteracy than a "bad" education. Let's take your education out of the hands of credentialled experts and put them into the hands of your overworked and potentially uneducated parents. I mean, come on, kids, if you'd had the good sense to choose better parents and a better socioeconomic environment for yourself, you wouldn't have to worry about not learning how to read. HIGH-larious. Let's just hope they plan on eliminating child labor laws too so that those lazy ragamuffins who aren't getting an education can at least find a job in the mines!

UPDATE:

So, they do support the elimination of child labor laws:

We support repeal of laws that impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws, so-called “protective” labor legislation for women and children…

Fear not! Those lazy bastards who decided to be born into poverty won't be getting health care either. Eliminate poverty by killing off poor children! Maybe if these mattress-back poor people had to bury enough children, they'd get the hint and stop having them. Interesting solution, some would say a "final" solution.

We support an end to government-provided health insurance and health care.


BEFORE ANYONE ASKS, THE PRECEDING HAS BEEN AN EXAMPLE OF SARCASM! THE WORD "LIBERALS" IS IN THE TITLE OF THIS BLOG FOR A REASON!

3 Comments:

Blogger The Self-Made Non-Conformist said...

Linda... Wanna join us and weave a house of sentiments above the clamor of this ridiculous society that runs on dead wheels?

7:56 PM  
Blogger ross k. said...

The current batch of folks in Washington have been trying to privatize things that have never been privatized. They play the Red Scare boogies with "socialized medicine," when, as Michael Moore points out in Sicko, we already have things in America that are socialized, like roads, postal service, libraries, and SCHOOLS. And more. I've long suspected there are people who want to do away with all of it, and I was wondering when I'd hear about it, but I find I'm still surprised anyway.

3:11 PM  
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4:24 PM  

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