PUBLIC VIEWPOINT Users Should Pay For Their Schools

Posted: January 19, 2013 at 1:53 a.m.

Acommon ploy of collectivists who wish to disparage individual rights is to play the “selfi shness” card. If you support the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness (i.e. oppose government redistribution of your wealth), then you are “blinded by self interest,” in Greg Harton’s words (Jan. 14). Your right to the fruits of your labor is off his radar. Instead, the good citizen should sacrifi ce himself to “serve the community’s children.” Why is someone paying their own way, paying for their own (or own children’s ) education, a bad thing? What justifi es shoving the cost onto single and childless people?

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Doesn't matter whether such an attitude makes you right or wrong. Until the Arkansas constitution is changed the government is charged with providing each child in the state with an "adequate education,"
adequate by modern standards.

>>What justifi es shoving the cost onto single and childless people?<<

If you need an explanation of why democratic republic has determined it's valuable to have a public who can read and write then why bother explaining it to you. You obviously belong in a nation very unlike this one.

Posted by: cdawg

January 19, 2013 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )