Sunday, January 7, 2018

10 excellent libertarian children’s stories

Top 10 Libertarian Children’s Books - Being Libertarian - JSB Morse:

January 2, 2018 - "It’s not easy raising kids. It’s even more difficult if you want to raise your kids as independent, critical thinkers.... So, what’s a parent to do if they want to instill a love of books and liberty? Well, until I can create a children’s version of Gods of Ruin, we’re left with a short list of these excellent stories:

10. 10 Little Fingers 10 Little Toes by Mem Fox.... In this repetitive picture book, we’re taught the value of every human person ... all created with equal dignity and rights. This linchpin of libertarianism is conveyed in the cutest of ways with watercolor paintings of chubby babies.
9. The Crow and the Pitcher by Aesop.... The crow doesn’t sit back and demand easily accessible water for crows of all shapes and call the pitcher racist. No, the crow figures out a way to raise the water by adding pebbles to the pitcher....
8. The House the Biff Built by Janet Campbell and Tom Cook.... Going step by step through the process of building a house ... this book details the necessity of cooperation in productive enterprises.....
7. The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop.... Societies are built on trust and for one to operate effectively, truth must be respected.....
6. The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island by Conor Boyack.... With a clever take on real-life events conveyed in a fantastic narrative, this Tuttle Twins picture book teaches the dangers of inflation in entertaining fashion....
5. Tortoise and the Hare by Aesop.... While the turtle started off with a handicap, he ended up winning by working hard. The tortoise teaches us you can’t rely on God-given ability in life, and you shouldn’t use the lack of it as an excuse either.
4. The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop.... Probably the basis for Pixar’s excellent A Bug’s Life, this Aesop’s Fable recounts a lazy grasshopper who laughs at the hardworking ants storing food for the winter. When the temperatures drop, the grasshopper is at the mercy of the prepared ants.
3. The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen.... When swindlers convince the ruler that their amazing clothes are invisible to those who are unworthy of their office, everyone in the kingdom is faced with a dilemma to lie and appear competent or tell the truth and appear a fool.....
2. The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law by Connor Boyack.... The Law is Frédéric Bastiat’s concise magnum opus and Connor Boyack has made it a brilliant picture book for kids....
1. Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss.... In an unsurpassed lyrical style, Dr. Seuss drops the gauntlet on greedy tyranny through his tale about turtles.... The poem ends with the inspirational:
“And today the great Yertle, that Marvelous he,
Is King of the Mud.  That is all he can see.
And the turtles, of course… all the turtles are free,
As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”

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