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Hello and Quick Question
Jul 22nd, 2013 at 2:03am
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Hey, I'm a fifth-year senior at Troy University in Troy, AL majoring in music education. Over the last 2-3 years, I've morphed into a moral ancap. For this and other reasons, I have no desire to make public education my career choice any longer, and I'm no longer really interested in being a career band director/music educator in general. If I had come to this conclusion sooner, I probably would have changed my major, but I've already invested so much time and money into this degree that I figure that I might as well finish it up. Anyhow, that's just for backgound information, so so be it.

More to my question, I'm currently looking at various internships with different liberty organizations and perhaps even law school. The latter may sound a bit hypocritical (it does even to me), but I consider myself somewhat practical in believing that while anarchy is the moral ideal, it's unlikely to happen in my lifetime. That can be discussed later though.

And on to my question: Do any of you have any suggestions as to good internships to get myself plugged into the liberty movement with my background, or perhaps any suggestions as to what law school might fit me best if I decide to go that route?

Any help is much appreciated.
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 22nd, 2013 at 5:43am
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Unless you're established in some way, getting into a liberty organization with a paid career will be somewhat difficult for you.

Have you identified the active libertarian elders at your school? Getting connected with your closest YAL chapter should help. Then you just need to talk, and see what options are on the table.

If all else fails, you can still become a self-starter in the field of your best expertise(then you could establish yourself this way, and it would help a great deal when it comes to transitioning to a liberty organization). And taking a job in public education as a moral anarchist is not in conflict with the ideology. In fact, it would comfort more students that are coerced into the system to find a libertarian minded teacher.

Either way, good luck.
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 22nd, 2013 at 6:04am
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So you don't even want to teach music privately? Can be a great way to avoid taxes...
  
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Just because you're AnCap doesn't mean there isn't a place for you in the public education arena.  I know that at the high school I attended, a majority of our history teachers were coaches with Phys Ed degrees.  There was only one that I know of that actually majored in history.  Granted we were a very small high school in rural Texas, but that doesn't mean there isn't one near you that needs both a music and history teacher. 

If you don't feel right about going to the public education system, there's always private schools or charter schools.  It would be a terrible waste to have spent all of that time studying and not use it.
  

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From what I think I understand, libertarian efforts are focused on educating people. What's the problem with doing it using the public system?
  
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Still here GC?
  
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Bertu wrote on Jul 23rd, 2013 at 2:05am:
From what I think I understand, libertarian efforts are focused on educating people. What's the problem with doing it using the public system?


This is true.
  

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You just made the weak ego of mine very happy Cheesy

I'd add, that countering the "socialistic momentum" in the minds of the dumb masses is going to take a huge effort.

Leftist leaning education was conceived centuries ago.
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 25th, 2013 at 10:14am
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Bertu wrote on Jul 24th, 2013 at 10:44pm:
You just made the weak ego of mine very happy Cheesy

I'd add, that countering the "socialistic momentum" in the minds of the dumb masses is going to take a huge effort.

Leftist leaning education was conceived centuries ago.


It's amazing that the logic in the Communist Manifesto states that the State must run the schools because the private school system is being controlled by too few individuals, and therefore it's controlling the children and generations to come.

Think about that for a second   Huh
  

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