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A Seattle school banned legos to teach children private property is wrong

• TCS Daily
Some Seattle school children are being told to be skeptical of private property rights. This lesson is being taught by banning Legos in one school where teachers believe a capitalist society is a class-based society which is unjust and oppressive.

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Comment by Anonymous
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Thank you for bringing this story to our attention.

Regrettably, the government school systems as well as many of the non-government schools totally fail to teach the fundamentals of the free market, private property based economic system.

So, when a group of socialist teachers "rebel" by outlawing Legos in their classrooms as an object lesson about property, they are just icing their own cake. The students aren't going to be reprogrammed with socialist ideas; there is no "programming" of free market, private property ideas to begin with.

Our outrage ought not be directed against these socialist teachers, but against the thousands of schools who have failed to provide accurate education in the first place.

To single out and criticize the socialist school is to play directly into their hands. By focusing our displeasure on this socialist school, we are implicitly approving the status quo in the supposedly non-socialist schools. The fact is, the status quo is already statist and certainly not free market oriented. The socialist school issue thus distracts our activism and works in favor of the statists.

Pretty clever, these folks of the socialist Left.

T Stevens, Phoenix

Comment by Philly Dave
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I love this kid:

***"If I buy it, I own it," one child is quoted saying. ***

Quick get the little brat on medication!!

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