To: Libertarianize the GOP
Lets modify the scenario slightly. Say you are sending your kid to a private school here in America that stresses Christian, Conservative, Free Enterprise, traditional American values. A group comes to your community and starts handing out copies of the Communist Manifesto to your kids as a means of encouraging membership in the Communist party. Would it be as wrong for one of the teachers to burn a copy of the Communist Manifesto?
Yes. Let the ideas speak for themselves. If you believe in the first amendment, the truth will win out in the end. In the case of this poor school, their final decision is to "trash" any further New Testaments that they receive, so no student will have the opportunity to judge for themselves whether the Jesus of the New Testament is the Messiah prophesied in the Old. Likewise, with the Communist Manifesto, better to read it young and debate and discard its' tenets as false than to encounter it later in a less discerning environment.
posted on 12/25/2001 12:34:38 PM PST
Agreed, I only offered my scenario to get some people to think differently.
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