133 Words or Less: Coercion for a Good Cause is Still Coercion

I saw this quote relating to universal government pre-school.

Critics will dismiss these ideas as unnecessary intervention in family life, or more big government. But this is simply wrong…The real question is not the magnitude of that involvement, but the ends it serves. threatening

The ends justifies the means.

Imagine you get together with two other people and they come up with a course of action they think will benefit all three of you. You disagree, so they put a gun to your head and force you to participate.

Would you accept this because they make up a majority, and they think they know best?

Now multiply the people in the scenario by 1 million and you have the system advocated by the “ends justifies the means” crowd.

Scale doesn’t make coercion more acceptable.

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