by Karl Beisel 10/10/03
Letter to the editor I was astounded to read a number of preposterous and misleading statements in your Oct. 6 editorial, "Free from reality." It would seem your own newspaper exists free from reality.
You state that "philosophically (libertarians) would be prone to support slavery and reject government intervention to prevent it." This is the exact opposite of what libertarians believe. The use of force or fraud by any individual against another to deprive them of life, liberty or property is wrong, and the government ought to intervene - including to prevent slavery. You state that "Public education, troubled as it is, offers every child the chance to succeed and prosper." If it is so troubled, how can it provide every child the same chance to succeed and prosper? If it is so troubled, why not seek new solutions instead of propping up a tried-and-failed government solution? If you did, it would be a welcome return to reality for the Monitor. New Hampshire on the brink of restoration of its liberties? Now that's a concept! KARL BEISEL Arlington, Va.
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