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October 3rd, 2003 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Oct. 3rd, 2003

10:13 am - Meditations on the Free State Project

I've been thinking quite a bit about how the Free State Project should proceed. Here's some random thoughts that I want to jot down before I forget them. Let me emphasize that these are simply exploratory in nature.

* The Swiss have peacefully accomodated several different enclaves of French, German, and Italian speaking groups. Moreover, we shouldn't make the same mistake that other political movements have made and attempt to impose our political system on those who don't want it. Rather, we should attempt to shoot for many, small, different political systems. That way, people can choose the political system that best suits their preferences. Why shouldn't those who want tax-subsidized schools be allowed to have them, so long as those who don't want tax-subsidized schools don't have to pay for them? The problem now is that the people who don't want tax-subsidies have no where to go.

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