Saturday, February 17, 2007

Nihilist Relativism: Wealthy Arizonians Talk Themselves Out of Morality

Lawyers. Let's Blame it on the lawyers.


FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 16, 2007,

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 13 — Just to be clear, Patrick Flynn says he loves public education. He just does not like the idea of paying for it.

So when it came time last November for the expanding, unincorporated desert community of Troon to choose between joining a nearby school district, and paying higher property taxes to help finance it, or starting its own, Mr. Flynn led the movement that created the Christopher Verde School District.

Not that the Christopher Verde district will have any schools, teachers or, apparently, students.

The children of Troon will continue to attend nearby schools. And thanks to a loophole in Arizona law, the grown-ups of Troon will continue to avoid paying property taxes in those districts, which makes officials in the districts less than mirthful.

...full article from NYT Archives

The only way these people can claim they have a shred of morality is by looking at it like it's Creative Destruction.

The logic would go like this:

"Because the Government waists so much and spends money on things I don't agree with; I believe it's my responsibility, my duty to rape the public school system. That way, when my kids find themselves illiterate and unemployed in a ruined American Dream - they'll be sure to fix it."


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