I found this article to be most interesting...especially the statement
below that suggests that the autonomous family is the only unit where
the pure socialist principle actually works: from each according to his
ability, to each according to his needs. This could be a good way to
communicate with our socialistic friends...say that we agree that
socialism works, but only within a committed family unit. We might also
suggest that socialism's benefits diminish as the "family" grows beyond
"family-size". However family is defined, these units will certainly be
considerably smaller than what government represents today. I'm going to
give it a try with my socialist sister and see how it goes.
Happy New Year!
Libertarian Party of San Francisco
(415) 986-7677 x123
Under the domain of liberty, the natural institution of the family
(supplemented and supported by local communities and voluntary
organizations) provides the protection and care which these "dependent"
people need. Indeed, it is in the autonomous family-and only in the
family-where the pure socialist principle actually works: from each
according to his ability, to each according to his needs.