School Vouchers

From: Y
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 2:18 PM

Subject: School Vouchers

Hi Professor Block, if a government provides school vouchers is it reasonable for it to prohibit the recipient schools from discriminating on the basis of race and other irrelevant factors. The same concern arises on whether the government can prohibit colleges from using affirmative action if they receive tax dollars. Would such rules be unconstitutional conditions which punish the right of free association if an entity receives government money. How would a libertarian analyze such imperfect scenarios ignoring that libertarians would be against taxes in general. Thanks

Dear Y: I’m not sure about “reasonable” nor “can.” I’m more into, what’s compatible with libertarian law, and what’s not.

In my view, government is a robber gang. Therefore, no one should feel constrained to do whatever it requires, even when taking their money.

See on this:

Spooner, Lysander. 1966[1870]. No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority and A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard, Larkspur, Colorado: Rampart College;

Best regards,



1:48 am on April 30, 2019