As I said before, there is more then one way to improve the world. But it occurs to me, that it might have to be done a little at a time. The problem with that is, some of my ideas depend on the others. And I am sure this is the same for anyone else that has come up with ideas to improve the world.
If you want to remove property tax, you have to include a way for primary services to be met.
Take schools for example…
My wife and I home schooled our kids while we were caravaning on the road for almost 13 years. We hope that some day we will return to that lifestyle, (Which is why I maintain this web page), but I think we’ll head out by boat rather then by motor home this time.
Anyway, as i was saying we home schooled for the most part while we were on the road. Now, I’m not saying this was a bad idea, however, we were not able to teach our own kids in the manner they needed.
Most of the time, when children are home schooled they surpass their peers. But if those children require special help, especially in a minute way. They fall behind. In fact, they tend to fall behind regardless if they are home schooled or not. Small hindrances to their development as students can go unnoticed by both parents and teachers.
The difference between home schooling and public school are the resources.
Now if you disagree because you home school, remember that I am referring mostly to those who home school “on the road”, caravaners tend not to have a local school who can help out when the going gets tough.
So my wife and I decided to settle down for the duration of the needed help.
Education, in all it’s forms and levels, is an essential service. It should be available to every citizen at no cost.
I am an anarchist, how do I suggest that the view I have in my political life, and my view on education meet on common ground?
I believe that if there is a need in a society it is the responsibility of the individuals in that society to meet the need. And I believe that individuals need to get involved with their responsibilities directly, not via a proxy.
In the same manner that you should care for your family’s needs. It is your responsibility to care for your communities needs.
If your brother needs food in the fridge to help feed his kids, do you not fill the freezer?
If your neighbor has broken his leg, do you not mow his lawn to help him out?
Education is food for the mind.
Our school here in BC needs the help of the parents to help teach the kids. The funding has been cut by the liberals so much that the school actually is forced to come out and ask for volunteers to teach the kids.
I think every neighbor, not just those with kids, should come out and help out, and not just with teaching. Help fix a window, paint a swing, buy a soccer ball.
This is where Volunteer Essential Services come from.
From the heart of the community.
Dan is a Linux geek who still writes in BASH for fun, a scripting language used by UNIX & Linux to run back end processes. He has spent the last 20+ years actively learning and writing, about the self-reliance lifestyle.
Dan grew up in Toronto, Ontario and met his wife Carol of 25 years. They moved to the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia in the early ‘90’s where they raised four sons. Now a new grandfather, he is more than ever inspired to help educate people to properly prepare for emergencies.