Although I understand your argument, I believe freedom and liberty are not an excuse for truancy. I like you am against state imposed education, I was both state and privately educated, and truancy was not accepted in either system. Indeed my view and that of the Libertarian Party UK is that there should be a voucher system, so parents and children can choose between progressive and effective state schools, free schools and private education. If this were the case, many would opt for private education, state education is very wasteful and generates negative income to the exchequer. Private schools are efficient, achieve results and have a positive impact on the exchequer.
I would like to state that there are now many of us working hard to present a credible, rational and positive Libertarian alternative to the current political status quo. A model not dissimilar to the very effective and credible models of Switzerland and Hong Kong. I appreciate that you are one of the leading lights of the Libertarian movement in this country, and as an academic, seek to question and challenge the system we live in. I would ask that whilst staying critical and impartial, you consider our future political prospects and the ‘credibility deficit’ that has plagued the Libertarian movement thus far. If we are to succeed in gaining ground we must proceeded with careful and considered steps… Interesting argument.
I would never presume to ask you to shut up. Please return the compliment – or, if you must put on airs and graces, consider waiting until you have the same thirty year unbroken record as those of us in the Libertarian Alliance have.