The “British Libertarian Party’s” defence and foreign policy so far seems to be not very well-thought out. I got fairly scragged (see below) but not I think in an unkind way, which is a start.
However these are early days as there’s no party yet. At least we are having the discussions the right way round – get the plans and ideas sorted first, then find whether enough people agree with them to form a useful and finctional party – unlike today’s Tories, or indeed anybody on the UK political party scene for that matter. I’d call ours a market-based approach to politics.
What about educasun educashun educashun? (What real people call education)? I’m sure most Libertarians would agree that as the State degrades everything it touches, there ought to be no compulsory State education as of now, let alone the perniciously Marxist thing called a “National Curriculum”.
I’ve just started to (try to) educate a young girl of 13 who’s been not just excluded but “expelled” (I didn’t know it was still allowed!) so that “no state school in the region will take her”. We’ve jointly torn up the NC, her mum, her and I, and she’s starting to look you in the eye and react to stuff she’s taught, for the first time for three years. She actually looks forward to the lessons now.
But what I’m interested in, for this blog, is ideas from all you thinkers out there about HOW TO GET PAST THE SOCIALIST RETORT that “you have to have compulsory education (centrally run, which is always implied if not said) otherwise nobody will go to school let alone pay for it”. It’s the same thing re the NHS as “what about the poor?”
Clearly, the entire existing educational state bureaucracy would have to be demolished. As not all state teachers are Marxists, however, there seems no reason to do anything other than formally sack them all wholesale (that is to say, cease sending them state salaries by bank transfer – easy since we will have stopped raising the requisite amounts by taxation anyway) leave the buildings in place, and tell them all to get students/fend for themselves/run the schools as best they can.
In the general panic they will suddenly discover what it is that parents have wanted their children taught all along, and will provide it pronto. The universities, already with the gubmint’s teeth in their ankles, will breathe a sigh of relief and be able to go back to admitting the best instead of the designated.
Over to you people………….?