Saturday, 7 December 2019

"Children's schooling is now compulsory, enforced by the police and controlled by the State. The inevitable result is to postpone a child's growing-up. His actual situation does not require him to develop self-reliance, self-discipline and responsibility; that is, he has no actual experience of freedom in his youth." #QotD


"[Children's] schooling is now compulsory, enforced by the police and controlled by the State (that is, by the politicians in office) and paid for by compulsory taxes. The inevitable result is to postpone a child's growing-up. He passes from the authority of his parents to the authority of the police. He has no control of his time and no responsibility for its use until he is sixteen years old. His actual situation does not require him to develop self-reliance, self-discipline and responsibility; that is, he has no actual experience of freedom in his youth."
          ~ Rose Wilder Lane, from her 1943 book The Discovery of Freedom.

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