June 17, 2003

The Evils of Public Education

Debbie Riddle, a Texas Republican state representative, recently opined, "Where did this idea come from that everybody deserves free education? Free medical care? Free whatever? It comes from Moscow. From Russia. It comes from the pit of hell." Apparently they don't teach history in Texas. I don't know where the first free public education system was, but I think we've had public education in this country for close to 200 years. Some crackpots called the Founding Fathers thought it was a good idea - if only Debbie had been there to set them straight to how evil it truly is. I agree with her on free medical care though. I prefer the current system where I can get health care (as long as I can afford it) and poor people, well, have the freedom to get sick and die young.

Posted by thom at June 17, 2003 10:56 PM

"You don't want socialized health care," they say to me, "you'd have to wait eight hours to get your broken leg set!"

As opposed to the current system, where if I don't have the money I get set it myself with a couple of two-by-fours and a spare extension cord.

Posted by: John at September 4, 2003 05:18 PM
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