Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Abolish Public Education

"I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has 'the freeborn mind'. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which the new society is abolishing. For economic independence allows an education not controlled by Government; and in adult life it is the man who needs, and asks, nothing of Government who can criticise its acts and snap his fingers at its ideology." ~ C.S. Lewis

I like Lewis believe that we should abolish public education and I especially agree with his statement that man should not need anything from his government because if the government is providing economically for someone that person cannot criticize their policies for fear of being punished economically. Even if a person being supported by the government is not politically minded they will most likely support the system of government that gives them the most money, which is bigger government.

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