Free College is Really Expensive

College is now “free” in New York. But if you take the “free” money, you can’t leave the state until you pay it back. Pay it back to the State, not the people the money was stolen from to pay for the “free” college.

Let’s suppose you want to send your child to college but you don’t have the money. So, you decide to burglarize the homes in your neighborhood to raise the needed cash. This would be immoral and criminal. If you got caught, you most likely would receive jail time and be forced to make restitution. Moreover, your neighbors would most likely hate you.

Then you hit on a better idea. You recruit other parents with college-bound kids and decide to go into other neighborhoods to burglarize their homes. Once again, this action, all for a good purpose, would be considered immoral and criminal. If you don’t believe me, try it some time.

But there’s one more way to reap the benefits of using other people’s money to pay for “free” college.

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These same neighbors organize and decide to elect people to political office who will do their bidding. If they want free college tuition, all they need to do is create a political system where it’s constitutional to steal money from their neighbors to pay for their children’s college education.

As long as they vote to make it legal to take money from some people so it can be given to other people, it automatically becomes not only legal but moral. It’s for the children. Actually, it’s only for some children since not every person goes to college. Consider that the money taken from taxpayers is often taken by force from people who (1) don’t have children or (2) don’t have children who go to college. Even so, they will be made to pay for the college education of children that are not their own.

In any other situation, such an action would be considered slavery, forced labor to work for someone else for that person’s benefit without compensation…


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Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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