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RE[4]: Porn
by zima on Thu 26th Jan 2012 23:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Porn"
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He has some point, in general. I mean - everything a gov does should be, optimally, to make your life easier, overall. Raising offspring being kinda big part of a typical life... (ultimately, it essentially boils down to it)

And most of their (diverse*) activities do help you raise your children (*say, from paraded "national security" - also the perks it brings, energy or resource security for example - to safety brought by environmental control and such; or diverse life-easing regulation: car-related of various kinds, building codes, food safety, no child labor, medical)

Nearby in the sub-thread you write:

You assume I actually use public schools (admittedly, I do, but I didn't always...

Oh but you always did. Just by living in any half-decent place (and/or reaping the opportunities it gives) you use public schooling - that's what prevents any place to be filled to a too high degree by total morons, that's what makes for a reasonably decent & functional modern society. Virtually all (if not simply all; would be tedious to make sure / rare outliers wouldn't change anything) livable societies had set up public educational systems in the process - that's not a coincidence.

And sure, you might think that in some areas you have somewhat better ideas about how to best make use of the limited time to guide the next generation (and you might be even correct!).
But then... most people seem to think that - even if, in reality, they are quite neglecting or even harmful towards their kids (that is the level at which educational systems aim, societal dynamics; not the very few kids under relatively rare parent who genuinely cares)

Edited 2012-01-26 23:17 UTC

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